With youngest son Lachie wanting to take up sailing this year and claiming ownership of Opt AUS 531 we needed to buy a new Opti for Ben. Much soul searching was done, reviews, web surfing to look at this purchase. In the end we decided to buy James Brewer’s McLaughlin boat AUS 506. James is one of Australia’s top Opti sailors and qualified for the worlds last year. In addition I have known his father Rob from Rob Brewer Sails for many years since our J-24 days. So the trip to Sydney was made and the boat collected and then an express trip back to Melbourne so Ben could make the Team Sorrento Coaching weekend (stuff we do for kids!).