Yes Ron it was harrowing at times and frustrating at others. Not so much the wind strength, which was at times considerable, but it was the frequent violent changes of direction that put everyone to the test.
Mark five was deadly with a strong swirl coming off the verandah. If you made it through that the submerged pipe would grab any unwary keel passing by.
Yep, another fun day out @ da duck.
Thanks to Sue for scoring, Ron for organising and commiserations to those who turned up to sail but were not suitably equiped for the conditions and thus missed out.