This was the first (and so far only) time I had been sailing and it was a fantastic experience.
I took part in the first race – Waterford, Ireland to Cherbourg-Octeville, France. If memory serves me right, this took five days. I joined in all the activities necessary in sailing, from joining the rota and doing my three-hour stint at steering to cooking dinner in the galley.
Looking back at the list of 2005 winners is bringing back memories of some stunning ships that I had the privilege of racing alongside and, of course, photographing.