The second round of the Brass Monkeys series was held today on Port Phillip Bay, and Syndia and I both crewed on Good Company for Pat and Michelle. The wind was better this time than for the Women's Regatta, but it was still pretty pathetic - people were happy with race speeds of about 3 knots! Going around one mark, we hit a complete dead-spot in the water and consequently lost steerage... not fun.

All up it was a pretty good first time out on the boat for Syndia though - at least we didn't have the mad panic that we had a couple of times over Summer

Following the race, we went back to Pat and Michelle's for a feed. Michelle's family, by the way, breeds beef cattle, so the steaks were excellent. Mmmmm.....