Well, to our surprise, Whisper did sell in Australia — to a nice couple from Melbourne. The deal happened rather quickly and the closing was perfectly timed for our return to the States.
Whisper will go out cruising with her new owners in the next few years. I hope they have fun in the islands — she was a very comfortable home and excellent passage-making yacht.
As far as our return to the USA goes, we will spend almost a week in Sydney visiting friends, then fly back to San Francisco on 17 January 2009.
We look forward to our re-starting our work and social lives [somewhere] as land-lubbers.