My stroke made it impossible for me to keep the bottom of Nova clean. When I finally careened her on the beach at Karaka Bay, on 22 April 2008, she sported the best collection of mussels you would ever see on a boat anywhere.
I had been invited to be keynote speaker for Architecture Week in Nelson. Graeme insisted there should be something in it for me. I opted for a day sailing around Golden Bay on the Rona, one of New Zealand's most beautiful yachts.