The only boat slower than us was our friend’s boat Ruby Charlotte. Liz and Jon have competed in Audi Hamilton Island Race Week every year since 2011 and in 40 plus race starts have only been able to complete one race. She’s not even a small boat weighing 35 tonnes so not exactly race weight. She also only can’t go to windward (can’t sail into the wind) but she is still a much-loved feature at the race week because she is a beautiful 60-year-old pearling lugger.
Image Credit: Andrea Francolini – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017
I was very fortunate to be able to sail on Ruby with Lis and Jon for one of the races.
If you want to see more of Ruby and what she looks like inside take a look at the video.