ln 1972, Jock Muir entered Patsy in the inaugural Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster race. John was also in the crew. "Strong following winds were not as much to Patsy's liking as they were to Hedley Calvert's Huon Lass and Victorian-owned Mary Blair, which had Robert Clifford of Hobart as her sailing master," Jock recalled. John Muir continued: "We were unlucky not to win, as we were becalmed on the south coast for around 12 hours, while the eventual winner Mary Blair, drew further ahead. We had spent the previous day hard running in a 30 knot northerly and eventually had to pull down our spinnaker due to heavy rolling. "Hedley Calvert was behind us in Huon Lass and not rolling as much as we were. He continued to carry his spinnaker for a few hours longer. Later that night, off Maatsuyker Island, we were hit by a 70-knot gale blast. I remember Jock commented it was the hardest wind he had ever encountered while racing. "The breeze had swung to nor-west and the 24-foot seas we had previously been through had their tops blown off by the gale, the water was almost flat and foaming white. "At this time we were under bare poles after taking off all sails and Patsy was lying over about 60 degrees. As we clawed our way down the coast, the breeze abated and we managed to get within a few miles of Mary Blair." Patsy was officially placed fourth on handicap. Hedley Calvert on Huon Lass had accompanied her astern for most of the journey but was placed third on corrected time. Robert Clifford had excelled as Mary Blair's sailing master in the strong following winds, which had dogged the fleet down the length of Tasmania's west coast. This was to be Jock Muir's final race from the mainland to Hobart on Patsy, but he had a great deal of success with her in other offshore races out of Hobart.