David Lawlor sailed with his children, Patrick and Rachel in the Internationals last week. They completed every race without capsizing – not many boats can say that after this event. The Lawlors bought their cruising Wayfarer from Monica Schaefer just 2 years ago having been on a Neilson holiday in Vounaki and discovered Wayfarer sailing, in the summer of 2016. Patrick and Rachel sail Toppers at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire and this was a tremendous achievement for them.
David asked the kids if they preferred the Topper or the Wayfarer after the event and they both answered Wayfarer immediately. The family (including Mum) were particularly impressed with the friendliness of the class and have already decided to go to the next Internationals in Florida in 2022.