Monday, June 1, 2009
Our Day in Sydney Harbour on the Sailboat "Love and War"
Despite threat of rain squalls all day, and more than a few showers, our tertian class enjoyed a day in Sydney Harbour on a famous sailboat, Love and War, three time winner of the Sydney/Hobart Classic ('74,'78, 2006). She was built for a man named Peter Kurts, whose brother Philip was an Aussie Jesuit. For the last several years, Philip's nephew has invited the tertians to come out for a spin the habour, and this year we couldn't let a little rain hold us back.
The story of the 2006 victory in the Hobart Classic is fairly famous due to the age of this boat ('73), relative to the rest of the competition. For the full story, check out the coverage at:
A little crazy, but they let me take the wheel. Behind me is Lindsay May, the captain of the 2006 team.
With such a capable crew, the tertians knew they could relax and enjoy the scenery!
I don't know if you can see it in the background over the city, but there is a trace of one of the many rainbows we saw that day. A real treat!