Chuck, we went into Auckland on the 14th and went down to see the village. We had a sailboat 2 2hr ride in the bay with 20 kts wind. the boat went by the fleet on the way out. During the afternoon we went down to see the village which was closed since they were packing up. They took off Wednesday afternoon because of Pam. W headed north to continue our tour of North Island. I had seen the boats several years ago in Baltimore, MD USA and Boston, MA USA. I am in the virtual Regatta race so I saw myself leave the harbour.
Chuck, when I watch what they are going thru, I am too old for that much "adventure", but even in my "yute" I was not either. I will just participate in the Virtual Race and dream. I do plan to go to Newport, RI when they are in there and buy a team shirt. Meanwhile my mast will be stepped for the first time Monday and Wind Dragon will be come a "sailboat" rather than just a "powerboat".