My homeport is the tiny village St Francis Bay on the SA east coast
It is home to what was called the perfect wave in the 1960's surfing cult movie
, The Endless Summer. It was here that Bruce Brown found the dream wave and the village's surf spot is still called Bruces.
Our other claim to fame is that the St Francis cats are built here. It is always a sight to see the new ones being hauled down the street, mast
bent on, for the 8 kilometer trek to the harbour. Causing a mild traffic jam for the 10 odd cars on the town's narrow streets.
I am a former blue water
sailor, now family
and business man, but still a keen sailor. My interests are with trimarans (my boat
is a Farrier f9ax which I built myself) and shorthanded sailing.
I hope to do a short, 1700 mile trans ocean race
with it at the end of this year.
For proper cruising I would like to go back to Tierra del Fuego. But with a nice metal boat
. Spent an all too short 14 days there onboard Pelagic Australis.