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 carbon Open 40 race yacht. In 2014 I competed in the Solo Tasman race and have again committed to race Rogue Wave in the 2018 race.
Once the refit of Roaring Forty is complete, the current plan is to sail her home in Oct 2018 via Cape Town.
Future events include Sydney Hobart, around Australia solo non-stop record attempt, Melbourne to Osaka double handed and across to the US for the Transpac to Hawaii. Then its off to UK for the Fastnet and AZAB, over to Malta for the Rolex Middle Sea Race and OSTAR. Newport to Bermuda finishing the campaign off with the RORC 600 and any other Caribbean regattas. The challenge is arranging these events into a schedule that is realistic and achievable.
I promote short and long term goal setting and these goals form my retirement plan....and as we know, one must plan to make the dream a reality.