Realitas, the fibreglass yacht shown above, is a Phantom 32, built in 1979 at Riverstone, an outer Sydney suburb. Ian and Jan Mitchell bought Realitas in 1983. It became their family holiday home for the next sixteen years. With their young sons, Jamie and David, the family sailed to Tasmania in 1984/5, to Jervis Bay 1985/6, to New Zealand in 1988/9, to Lord Howe Island 1989/90 and again in 1992/93. The picture above was taken in 1993, when the family visited World Heritage Middleton Reef, before heading home for the start of the new school year.