There weren't sufficient people for a match race so we went for a 2 hour sail up Auckland Harbour followed by a run before the wind back to Viaduct Harbour.
Our young crew were friendly,energetic & knowledgeable.
They had to be because like some sailing days things did not go according to plan. First something broke, blocking the path of the jib as it was hoisted. Two of our crew combined skilfully, one being hoisted in the chair up the mast to clear the offending object & we were working windward.
On our run before the wind we found the genika was tangled so it was stowed below & quickly replaced by our jib.
Very good crew team work handling things that can happen when one is out on the water.