Skipper, Captain, Commander – these words played little part in my daily vocabulary until a month ago when I responded to an email from my friend Jenny F asking me to take part in the Ladies Skipper race organised by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli. At first I thought the email was for someone else but no, it was meant for me and, after much reflection, I decided to take up the challenge thinking it was a one-off race. Quite the contrary! It was the weekly Paspaley Tuesday Twilight Series! Hmm.
One month on, and my life has changed! Truly. I’m checking Sea Breeze apps, tide charts, discussing sailing... read more