I am pleased to see that The Age is hosting a blog by photographer, Dallas Kilponen, on the Sydney-Hobart Yacht race. He is on one of the biggies: a Maxi named Konica Minolta. It will be great to have a first hand account. The above photo by Dallas really brought back some memories. I used to live at Ercildoune, Elizabeth Bay in Sydney and the view from my unit, as it is in the picture above, looked across Rushcutter's Bay to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Many - although not all - of the boats in the great bluewater race moored there. From the roof of Ercildoune, with binoculars, I could watch the start of the race off Bradley's Head.
Happy and safe racing
and fair weather
to all the bluewater boys and girls racing to-day!