This year marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic and infamous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race that took place in 1998. Since then there have come about several changes in safety design and procedures so that there is no more a repeat of the tragedy that took place. There had also been an East Coast low and that is something that everyone associated with the race pray that they will not see again. The East Coast low is a meteorological inference to a cyclonic weather condition that occurs in the Southern Hemisphere. Such weather in Australia is common during summer months. This event, however, was formed to celebrate the important aspects of sailing that our friendship and a desire to win challenges over the waters. John Winning Jr is someone associated with this race and he had recently acquired a win in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge.