Originally Posted by Muhler
A wonderful boat, but at roughly 15 million DKK I think it's a little bit outside M&F's budget.
But I can easily see myself lounging on the deck, so when
I win the lottery I'll by one - or two - for myself.
Boating is a pretty big thing in Australia/New Zealand, right? - As in borderline-obsessive thing.
For the people who are into it Muhler, it's a big thing.
(There are two yacht clubs in view from my window in the inner Harbour and another just out of view in another bay. Plenty of marinas all over Sydney. During sailing season, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays there are competitions. Littlies do sailing training Sunday mornings. This is Sydney of course - people with money. But golf is probably big too, and other things - just an outdoor life, bushwalking for example, trailbike riding, lawn bowls, surfing - all popular.)
Most Australians live on the coast and not unusual for even working class to have a tinnie, (runabout with an outboard motor) for fishing, especially in regional areas where property is affordable - so your income is not consumed by an enormous mortgage - and you have to make your own fun. Lakes and rivers for fishing.
Beautiful yacht - Mary's family met up with her and Frederik on it back in 2015 - and I think, spent some private time aboard after the end of that tour.
Wonder if Frederik is taking some time off somewhere before heading back to Denmark - they seem to do that. Why not - it's a long way to come.
Saw in polyesco's link that Frederik will try to defend his title next year if "Alive" - most direct competition - enters also.
I think he must have had a wonderful time - beautiful weather, mateship, diving, the big party onboard Tuesday night, "Wild Oats X" being the biggest yacht he had skippered, and then ending up winning.
Also quoted as saying the first race was one of his three best ever sailing experiences. Very windy - the trade-winds. Some of the other days, the race course officials had to hunt for wind.
Another photo of "some bloke from Denmark" -
Frederik's yacht in action -
Nice video of the past week -