Here's a lovely story we received during the race...
'My grandmother [Freda Deas] is 101 years old, lives on her own on a property and our dilemma was what to get her for Christmas.
We arranged for her to sail in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with her very young great, great grandchildren [Abbie, Andy and Bowie] as photos on the Sailors with Disabilities Faceboat.
She is "chuffed" and has told all and sundry that she is doing the Sydney Hobart. Every morning and evening she calls to ask what her standing is, how fast she and the other boats are travelling, what course she is doing and how the crew is going.
She is happy with their PHS position but hopes their Line Honours position improves.
Thank you David Pescud and Crew for providing such an opportunity that turned into a beautiful, engaging gift that just keeps giving for my Grandmother and grandchildren.
Thank you so much for the opportunity. Merilyn."