When I first sailed into Neiafu, Tonga, in 1979 in my 18-foot open boat, Chidiock Tichborne, I was right behind Eric and Susan Hiscock in their Wanderer IV. I was coming from Pago Pago and they from Bora Bora. There was an old wooden pier sticking out into the harbor, and the Hiscocks tied to the south side, where there was deep water. Chidiock Tichborne drew only 12 inches with her centerboard and rudder raised, so I rowed to the shallow north side. The Hiscocks couldn't understand why I was clearing in from what they assumed had been a daysail.