A Woody Quizz


A Woody Quizz

Ok woodys who can ID the above photo – looking for location, boat names & approx. date, a little hint – think Jim Young 😉

And of the subject of Jim Young, the man himself will be at The Ponsonby Cruising Club, Logan Lounge, this Friday night November 13th. to meet and chat with people from 6.30 on. Jim will then give a short talk at 8pm.
Jim’s book ‘Jim Young – designer, boatbuilder, sailor’ is a cracker, starting off with his early sailing and boatbuilding career as an apprentice to Roy Lidgard, working on minesweepers during the Second World War and then the challenges and dramas of starting out in business on his own at the age of about 25, building wooden boats in a small shed in Little Shoal Bay in Birkenhead. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale on the night. The perfect xmas present to yourself 🙂

I understand the PCC kitchen will have meals available and of course the bar will be open.

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7 thoughts on “A Woody Quizz

  1. Comment from Wendy Muir (daughter of Jim Young)
    The photo is taken at Fitzroy wharf, about 1959/60, A19 is Fiery Cross which was launched in 1957. She was first painted red, but that paint job faded and looked very patchy very quickly so she was changed to white. I think the other small yacht is Des Townsons Storm. Which I recall he owned this before he built Serene. I don’t know about the launch or the mullet boat.

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  2. Where can we get a copy of Jim’s book? Does not appear to have hit the book shops yet. All say it has to come from America.

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  3. What a great New Zealand summer pic. You can almost hear the cicadas. To misquote Robert Browning, “Oh to be in Whangaroa/Port Firtzroy now that January’s here….”

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  4. Yep Fiery Cross my favourite JY boat -looking fairly new, and possibly a little Woolacott in the foreground, looks a little like Port Fitzroy too.

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