A chat with the Skipper.
Festival of Sails: Tell us a little about you boat!
This is the 9th Scarlet Runner. She is a 1979 Adams 10 that has had a history. In the past she has fallen off trucks, been involved in very damaging port/starboard collisions, had a cabin top added. I purchased her in August 2015 and have rebuilt her. Now she is effectively a new boat. To get to Melbourne she was sailed from Port Douglas in north Queensland.
We sail with family and friends. My daughter(Bridgette) on the bow, Her partner (Rick) in the pit. My best mates daughter(Clare) on brace. Her partner(Miles) on main and some mates Alex and Mark coaching and doing other rolls. My wife (Glenda) also sails regularly.
She is a nice little boat that we can easily sail as a family. Loads on sheets and winches are light. She is very wet on board.
FOS: How many times have you sailed in FOS?
Scarlet Runner: This will be our first entry in FOS (for this yacht). I have previously competed many times in 4 previous Scarlet Runners (this is probably visit number 11 for me)
FOS: Do you have your crew confirmed? If so, mention them here!
Scarlet Runner: The crew is still up in the air. I hope most are included above.
We wish Scarlet Runner and Skipper Rob Date the best of luck! Scarlet Runner will compete in the Cruising AMS division.