Being temporarily located in the US has presented an opportunity I could not pass up - to purchase Roaring Forty, a 1997 Lutra Design one-off Open 40 race yacht. In 2014 I competed in the Solo Tasman race and have again committed to rac e Rogue Wave in the 2018 race. Whilst she is still rated with a CAT I safety, I will look to prep a crew for the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race as a precursor to racing Roaring Forty to Hobart....damn I am looking forward to that ride!
Once the refit of Roaring Forty is complete we can tackle the 2019 AZAB and then the 2020 OSTAR, and maybe even the Transpacific (LA to Hawaii) and Melbourne to Osaka. I might find time for a little bit of work in between. Let the project (fun) begin!