Every now and then in life, there comes a time when you have no alternative but to take a deep breath, grab the proverbial bull firmly by its proverbial bollocks (more purchase than its proverbial horns), and captain your million dollar catamaran through the pounding surf in order to make it back to port.

Actually in this case there was an alternative, but it involved sailing north to Brisbane and then backtracking south in more sheltered waters, which would have taken several days, wouldn't have been nearly so much fun, and certainly wouldn't have ended up on Youtube.