By Elaine Taylor
It’s normally the Irish who have great wakes (the ‘after funeral party’), but this time it was Les Holliday’s wake where we re-kindled old sailing friendships. My husband David (DT) is a long time sailing friend of the family and we flew across to Berkhamstead for Les’s funeral. Late into the afternoon and after a few ‘jars’, David Holliday (David H) invited us to crew on his new Oyster 72 Kealoha 8 for the ARC 2006. Obviously we didn’t take long to accept the invitation and so began the voyage of a lifetime.