Walking around the deck, I noticed that most fittings, like the huge hinges on the main skylight, were oversize. "It can open both ways," he said. Sanders still fondly recalls his first seagoing yacht, a Sparkman & Stephens 34 called Perie Banou, the name of a fairy in the book The Arabian Nights, which his mother — the well-known Western Australian writer Dorothy Lucy McClemans — was fond of (under the pseudonym Lucy Walker, she wrote 42 books). She, along with his father, an academic, encouraged Sanders' sailing, and by the age of 14, with his brother and sister, Lucy-Anne, he owned his first sailboat. His late mother's estate has helped him fulfill his sailing dreams. "She left me a small legacy, which works out like a pension and has given me a bit of money to go on with," he said.