Date – August 17, 2014
Conditions – Cloudy, 8 kt
On Board – Rob, Erika, Ben R, Larry B
Duration – 3 hours
Location – Sydney Harbour
For reasons that I’ll detail in a later post, Indefatigable is for sale. She is posted on the local buy and sell site Kijiji. Since the ad went up, there have been a few tire kickers, but nobody serious enough to actually show up and have a look.
I did get an interesting email from a young guy from Prince Edward Island:
Hey there, I should begin by saying that while I am very interested in your boat I will not be able to purchase it in the near future. I am in my mid 20’s and am starting law school, so I will have to wait a while. I already own a 12ft sailing dinghy and I race on several J29’s in Charlottetown. I think I would like my first fixed keel boat to be a Tanzer 22 and would like to experience sailing on it. I will be in Cape Breton over the next 6 days and was wondering if you would be sailing the Tanzer this weekend and, if you were, if you could use an extra pair of hands. I’m familiar with sailboats and would be willing to be tasked with whatever job while on the water. I realize that your offer of a test sail is intended for prospective buyers and understand completely if you’re not willing to take me along. Cheers
Seemed like a nice enough guy. We arranged to meet a few days later and go out for a trip.
We met on board and had a brief chat about Tanzers. I dashed off to the bathroom inside the yacht club, and when I got back, Larry was on board, and asked to go for the trip. Larry was the skipper of the Tanzer 26 Down North who we had an encounter with weeks before.
After the first hour or so, Ben took the helm and expertly piloted Indy around Sydney Harbour, he did manage to later send over a few pics from his trip