I can thank my dad for pulling me out of the early sailing retirement when I’ll return to sailing an 18″ Skiff on Sydney Harbour this weekend.
Last Sunday my Dad, John Winning Sr, had a spectacular crash on Yandoo and has spent the rest of the week recovering in hospital. With a broken vertebrae, fractured ribs and internal bleeding, doctors have said won’t be back on the water all season. They’ll have a hard time stopping him but until he’s recovered he’s roped me in to steering his boat for him.
I’ll have some tough competition on the water as well – sailing against the CFO of Winning Group Aaron Links on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers , GM of Appliances Online Pete Harris on Rag and Famish, and our chief web architect Scott Babbage on Gotta Love It Seven.
My mate is sailing Appliances Online (below), while the rest of the fleet also happens to be appliance-focused, with boats from Smeg, Panasonic, Toshiba, Asko and Delonghi.
May the best man win!