Written by Dean McKenna – Cruising Section Publicity Officer
Don’t get me wrong, we had a wonderful weekend at Rottnest, even if I was a little behind the play on the organisation stakes. I couldn’t make the briefing on Thursday afternoon in the bar because of a prior arrangement, so we didn’t really know the plan.
My daughter and I then left the club under a light but very pleasant breeze. Unfortunately the rest of the fleet had motored ahead, or that may have been the Rockingham racers… They did seem to have quite a start on us. Oh well, we’ll catch up on the island.
A very pleasant motor-sail in light conditions saw us into Thompson Bay by 11.30. Michael and Micaela had already set their new boat Freya at anchor in a very pleasant green patch as we arrived at our Army jetty mooring just in time for the start of the paddle to Leighton. They could not have hoped for better conditions.