Naming and Lessons

The boat is named! Influencer.

Introducing Influencer

Introducing Influencer

As sailing around the world is a longtime dream of Matt - he hopes our journey will influence others to get going with their dreams and not wait until, in many cases, it’s too late. Having heard about another person dying just on retirement and not getting to do the things he dreamed of this seems even more relevant than ever.

Meanwhile preparations continue. I am fortunate that Matt has a business - Sydney by Sail - which runs charters and sailing lessons for all levels and abilities on Sydney Harbour. Lucky for me as I start on lessons with great skippers teaching me. Perfect!! Ok - it’s perfect when I get things right. But if nothing else the terminology starts to come - halyards, sheets, on the beam, on the nose, winches and tacks, gybes and booms - it all starts to filter in. I simply had no idea that I was going to have to learn a whole new language! We are getting some practice in on Influencer now too which is awesome. The best news is that apparently I’m quite good at steering. This quite frankly is pleasing as my lack of cooking skills is yet to be uncovered! Onward and upward…

Steering and loving it

Steering and loving it

Enjoying the calm of Sydney Harbour

Enjoying the calm of Sydney Harbour