It was Shaun Verster that took up the mantle of reminding us of our commitment and it was in early 2013 we were remind of the looming date which still seemed far off – January 2014 being 12 months away. Jean-Marie said he was game and I said in principle, I was in, as I had made the commitment and been the initial instigator of the discussion in Ferrymans, probably brought on by the euphoric feeling of success of my first Argus. I was asked to check with Sean Permuy on his position which unfortunately was to decline due to other commitments made in the interim. In the meantime Shaun and been talking with another sailing friend of ours from the Vaal Dam, Kevin Payne who expressed his interest to take part with us. I still had the little problem of talking to my wife about leaving her for a month with a 10 month old baby as we were expecting a new addition to our family in February 2013 and did not know whether she would support my challenge under the circumstance.