At last the exciting day arrived.
Launch site was at Bayview Park in Canada Bay (western Sydney Harbour) about an hour’s drive from home.
After waiting about an hour while rigging, the patient crowd finally got to celebrate the launch in the traditional way. Well almost traditional, pouring a little champagne over the bowsprit was preferable to breaking the bottle. Nobody wants cut feet, and I didn’t want a dented boat!
All aboard for a maiden voyage.
It looks like all those maidens should have sat further forward. (I added a bag of concrete in the bows after this voyage.)
A solo run, with the wind picking up. Adrenaline building.
Time for lunch.
Forgot about the tide!
Lunch was a bit longer than expected, but all in all a very enjoyable day!