This was the first time I'd ever really been on a sailing boat (not including those tall ships they have on the harbor). I've been on fishing boats, and cargo ship visits, but not surprisingly, there aren't many yachts in Anchorage.
|Not the boat I visited, but the same type and in the same race.|
I got to visit the Henri Lloyd, shortly after it pulled into Rushcutter's Bay after being "borrowed" for a day outing. The Henri Lloyd is a 70 foot yacht...and I know there are more measurement specifics, but you can read about them on clipperroundtheworld.com.
|This one's for you, mom. I can hear you shaking your head from here.|
As you might imagine, there's not a lot of room. But it's not like they put in at night, so people are on deck sailing at all hours.
Still, the bunks are not large.
|That's where they sleep. And put all their stuff. It's like a bivvy sack!|
And the kitchen -- well, can you imagine cooking for 20 people there? It would be a challenge!
|The gourmet kitchen.|
|I unfortunately did not a get a demonstration of the weather software.|
By the time you guys are reading this post, the Sydney to Hobart Race may be over. But if not, you can check it out on rolexsydneyhobart.com/tracker/. I'm glad I met someone who has a stake in the race; like the Iditarod, it makes it more fun to watch when you're following a team!