Mahurangi Regatta Weekend 2016
There are many magic things about classic boats, one of them is their ability to attract great weather. Classic wooden boaties have just had another stunning long weekend at Mahurangi. While the number of yachts racing in the regatta maybe by down on previous years, the number of boats in the harbour was amazing -& I would say that in terms of genuine wooden classics there were more motorboats than yachts in the harbour.
The below is not an attempt to capture ever classic there, it’s just a photo essay of the event. If I missed your boat, sorry, but access & time were not my friend. You’ll see lots of woodys, a little FG (pretty ones) & some photos to show you the mojo of the weekend. It has a motorboat slant, but that’s the way I hang 😉 The classic launch parade saw a record turn out of 21 classics.
Lastly, not all are 100% in focus & sometimes the sun was working against me but at the end of the day, its all about the boats.
ps remember to follow the St Ayles Skiff Raid over the next week – details here http://nzcoastalrowing.org/
As always – click photos to enlarge
ST AYLES SKIFF RAID
John Dory & Little Tawera
PRIZE GIVING (aka the Wairiki / Jason Prew show)