After travelling the 4.5 hours by road to Yarrawonga Yacht Club including a stop at the expensive diner and a discussion with a very nice policeman about speeding/trailer lights being out and why my trailer registration was not Victorian (long story short – we towed the Tasar on a spare trailer and forgot the reg. papers) who let us go with a warning we got to Yarrawonga YC. We rigged up and hung out for almost two days with no wind. Just as we packed up to go the breeze filled and luckily an old sailing friend David Hart had his Olympic Tornado still rigged. David keen for a sail raced across and grabbed Ben my eleven year old and a major speed fanatic to go out on the Tornado.
Ben said he paniced David asked him to go, paniced when David said you steer and paniced again when David said let’s put up the Assy. Ben loved the experienc. He did three gybes with the assy flew a hull countless times and thanks to David learn’t a lot about cat sailing. All in all it made the drive up and back worthwhile. Thanks David. It should be remembered it is through guys like David that kids will take up this fantastic sport when they get to experience first hand boats like the Tornado.