Sanders Cup Yachts – Sailing Sunday
photos from ex Mac Taylor Collection
The above photo shows three Jellicoe Class Sanders Cup boats ( X28 – X34 – X45) in full flight on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. I have included below the original photos as the resolution weakens on the cropped version above.
Harold Kidd Input
X28 is DESIRE built by Trot Willetts for Ed Croad in 1948ish. Never outstanding.
X34 is BETTINA built by Sam Mason for himself in 1946. She won the Sanders Cup in 1948.
X45 is WHITE HEATHER built by Jim Young for himself in 1949. She won the Sanders Cup in 1949.
My guess is that this is the Auckland Sanders Cup trials of 1949.
Robin will probably be more encyclopaedic than me.
29-03-2016 Input from Jim Young
Confirming photo probably taken in Nov 1948 during the Sanders Cup selection trials. X45 White Heather J.Young, L.( Wagger) Riley, .R Lamb , F.(Snow ) Swanberg. All of Northcote. X34 Bettina, Sam Mason of Stanley Bay, X28 Desire Eddie Croad of Pt Chevalier.