About three years ago Peter and Eli Morgan visited Akoroa in South Island New Zealand. They were presented with the Akoroa Sailing Club burgee which eventually found its way back to our club house. When we made our trip to New Zealand in November/December we took the DYC burgee with us and presented it to Kit Grigg. Kit is the patron of the AYC, a great character who has not only been an enthusiastic yacht sailor but is a farmer as well! Of course that made Will’s day. Whilst most members were out of sight racing in the bay we exchanged stories in the waterside clubhouse. This one has water lapping under the decks and bar! Kit told us, with an enormous grin that he was too much of a liability to be taken out racing in the strong winds of the day. We watched the racing boats return from the top of the mountains surrounding the bay, spinnakers flying.

Jo and Will Richards