The Americas Cup was on and the stars all lined up for eldest son Drew and Jenna to take us out on our old boat Rorqual. It was also Fiona’s birthday so it was a big day.
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Other son Alex and wife Sarah, along with the grandsons Liam and Ayden were meeting us there too.
We all boarded at Milford Marina and set off under the bridge down to the course off North Head.
After finding a hole amongst the huge spectator fleet and getting the anchor to settle we waited for the race to start.
There were boats everywhere and most had plenty of people on board too.
After a couple of start delays they were off. Its great being part of it but I’ve always thought from many years of covering these events from my old newspaper days, unless you’re on a boat following them down the course, you don’t tend to see very much of them as they’re usually so far away. As I say though, great to be part of it and nice to be out there soaking it all in.
There was one big boat behind us that were sitting out on their outside deck with the G&T’s watching it on a huge TV as well as seeing it from the boat.. the best of both worlds.
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Drew had set up his Ipad so we could get a reception on the boat and keep up with the play so that was really good too.
Lots of people were cooling off in the water off the back of their boats too. A real carnival atmosphere.
We had to catch the tide back at Milford and a restaurant in Milford was waiting for the birthday girl so we left early to head back but a great afternoon out soaking it all in.
A great day out with all the family.