At that point we had been sailing Crystal Blues for eight years, and had already covered around 15,000 nautical miles. Since that day in Darwin we have covered another 28,000 nautical miles.
It hasn't been without incident, but we've worked hard to keep Crystal Blues in top condition. My father Dean always says that the boats are stronger than the people, and he is absolutely right.
This is a big milestone for us and the 10 years have flown by. Every successful voyage needs a good combination of team work, skill and dedication. I'm just so damn fortunate to have a partner on my team who has all the skill, dedication and love required. Thank you Ley - the next 10 years should be even better.