H4 – Sailing Sunday
photo ex Colin Pawson
Today’s photo is another from Colin Pawson’s grandfather, Charles Pawson, photo collection. The yacht shown has the sail number H4 , so I’m guessing she is a 26′ mullet boat ?? but that’s all I know. No doubt the sailing woodys can tell us more about her.
Harold Kidd Update
Indeed ESMA. She was built by Charlie Gouk in 1912 for Gib Mackay and his sons. F W Johnson of 2 Pompallier Tce, Ponsonby owned her for much of the 1920’s, then “Sailor” Edgecumbe and then Jimmy Sutherland. She was named after Esma Clare (b1904). Last heard of in the North being brought to Weiti for restoration. Any news of that?