January 22

I’m sure most of you have heard about the devastating crash of American Magic last Sunday in the race against Luna Rossa. If not there is plenty of coverage on YouTube. Just search for America’s Cup. The team has been working 24/7 rebuilding the boat. Goal is to be ready for the Prada Semi-Finals which … More January 22

Back in Auckland

The last evening in Russell We went to the Russell Boat Club for the prize giving and regatta party. Dinner was a Hangi which is a traditional NZ Maori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried in a pit oven. We didn’t see the laying of the fire and food burial but we did … More Back in Auckland

The next several days

We spent a few more days in Russell enjoying the hikes and our friends. We had another lovely dinner at Rick & Robin’s house, Freddie’s long-time friends. They bought the Mills’ boat 30 years ago. Freddie was two! The ‘Phantom’ is happy in its home on day charter. Leaving Russell, January 3 We left Russell … More The next several days

Happy New Year!

We have spent the last several days in Russell enjoying the town, walking, meeting new friends and day sailing. We had a nice New Year’s dinner on the boat and then went to some new friend’s boat to socialize and watch the mid-night fireworks. We took some friend’s day sailing around the Bay of Islands … More Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

We have spent the last several days in Auckland getting the boat and the container organized for our two week cruise. We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner of Lasagne on the boat with a few guests. Christmas Day dinner was another feast of New Zealand leg of lamb. It is Boxing Day here and … More Merry Christmas!