Tight Racing – Sailing Sunday


Tight Racing – Sailing Sunday

photo ex Mac Taylor Collection

Asking woodys to ID the race would be a big ask 🙂 so maybe we just ask that we match the yacht names to the sail numbers. From L>R its – E34 / L18 / A11 / E21 / E11 / A16 / A2 / H6 / B20 .

And if you wondered why we refer the boats as – shes , below might be the answer.

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6 thoughts on “Tight Racing – Sailing Sunday

  1. Second thoughts. It’s much earlier than I thought. It’s the Auckland Anniversary Regatta January 1935. WAKANUI still has her clunky first mainsail and is down from Whangarei with her builder and first owner Ernie Ryan. It was a light day and a flood tide so yachts had a problem. WAKANUI was first line and handicap in the E Class race but many yachts didn’t finish which is why WAITANGI II didn’t figure in the results.
    So I’m not aboard drinking gin and am still a twinkle only.

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  2. E34 is my father’s boat, WAKANUI (you can just pick me out in the cockpit having a gin), E21 is WAITANGI II, a deadwood keel conversion of a 24ft mullet boat, E11 is Babs Webster’s Logan-built keeler MAY BELLE. Date c1937-8

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