The boats are home, the crews are still at the physio, and the organisers are hopefully catching up on sleep after the running of another awesome APC Logistics Australian Multihull Championship at Wangi ASC. This event has been running every two years for as long as I can remember, and it is not hard to see why we all keep coming back. Flat water, fresh to strong breezes, grassy beaches to drag the boats up on, and a truly eclectic village atmosphere for crews and spectators to enjoy a beer on the grass or a seafood bouillabaisse in a local eatery make for a perfect formula.
A boat of any size is a fairly major financial commitment. The more often you use it the better value to you it is. A large luxurious yacht sitting in a marina pen except for the occasional day sail is not good use of hard earned money unless you are a lot wealthier than I am. This, of course, is not the case if you’re a live aboard, race or cruise extensively, but I see large lovely boats, sail, multi, mono and power that never seem to leave their pens or moorings except for the annual pullout, clean and antifoul.