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A Good Week on Hamilton Island

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yesterday was the last day of SB3 racing and we finished off on a high by placing third in the final race.

Today Mike, Sean and I (Matt stayed back to study!) headed out on four-time Sydney Hobart line honours winner Wild Oats XI to sail against the super yachts.

The crew were a great bunch and Wild Oats is totally in another league to Pink Lady and anything I’m used to!Planing along at 17knots under kite between the islands in the Whitsundays isn’t something to complain about and a great way to finish my week off.

Tomorrow I’m back on book tour and headed to Mackay in North Queensland with a croaky throat again. I know this was meant to be my week off – must have been too much yelling at the crew!


Pic: With Mike and Sean on the deck of Wild Oats XI


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Hamilton Island Race Week

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You’ve all probably been getting a bit sick of me describing life on the book tour. So you will be glad to hear that for the last few days I’ve been doing something completely different - sailing and relaxing in the sunshine on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays!  

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Busy Schedule and Documentary Airs

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Since my last update, the book tour has taken me to Perth, Albany, Sydney again, Brisbane and today the Gold Coast. In between all of this, I had one day off in Perth, then of course, the documentary premiered on OneHD in Australia on Monday night, which was one of the highlights of the week.  


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True Spirit Hits Number 1!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I’m not normally one to get excited by statistics, but I’m really excited about this one and just had to tell you about it. My book True Spirit has been working its way up the best seller list since the launch and today it was officially announced as the number one best-selling book in Australia, fiction and non-fiction. Wow!!  

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Pictures from the Sydney Boat Show and the Book Tour So Far

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Below are a selection of pics from the Sydney International Boat Show, the Book Launch and the Book Tour to date. 

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Doco, Walking and Keeping Busy

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sorry to keep you all hanging so long again. What happened to another week?!  

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Book Finished and Finally Driving!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

It’s been another busy week. Starting with the book, (which is now finished and has gone to print!), getting my L’s, interviews for the documentary down in Sydney, more interviews, plus all sorts of other odds and ends, including getting Ella’s Pink Lady out again this afternoon with a few friends.


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Head Down Writing

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sorry to have gone so quiet lately, but I’ve been head down, working hard on finishing the book (see pic below) - it’s a big job! But I’ve really been enjoying the writing and having a project with deadlines again, that must sound crazy I know!


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The Home Stretch!

Sunday, June 06, 2010
I'm typing this as we motor out of Moreton Bay and up the last 25nm to Mooloolaba and home! It's just getting light and I've got Mike and my brother Tom on board as crew. Actually right now Toms not being the most brilliant crew, he's passed out on my bunk! Big Wave Rider is motoring along beside us and I'm pretty excited about the home coming planned for later today! 

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Busy, Busy and Back on the Water

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Well after a few busy weeks in Sydney and brief visits to Brisbane and Melbourne, Ella's Pink Lady and I are back on the water sailing up the coast with Big Wave Rider. We're not planning to arrive until Sunday the 6th, so we've got plenty of time to take it easy and stop off at a few places. 

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