Upper Harbour Cruise to the Riverhead Hotel



Upper Harbour Cruise to the Riverhead Hotel

Yesterday had the makings of a stay at home day – the forecast was looking very average & the All Blacks ‘v’ Ireland test was kicking off at 9.00am. Unfortunately the gods only smiled on us once – the weather never eventuated but the AB’s dropped their guard & for the 1st time ever lost to the boys in green. Given the location – Chicago, I say it wasn’t a real test 😉
The following classics from the CYA launch fleet made the trip – Mahanui, Te Arahi, John Dory, Te Hauraki, Trinidad, Lucille, Juanita, Raindance, Matira, Lucinda, Kumi & the motor-sailer Bliss.  These were joined by others who traveled by car. Over 100 gathered on the outer decks for lunch & one or two cleansing beverages.
Another great day & special thanks to the organizer – CYA Launch Captain Angus Rogers, Tony Stevenson for the use of the Tino Rawa Trust tender ‘Whistleblower’ & the publican, Stephen Pepperell, always nice to greeted at the wharf on arrival.

10 thoughts on “Upper Harbour Cruise to the Riverhead Hotel

  1. Hi Harold
    I am the proud owner of Te Arahi, which is a Percy Voss bridgedecker and when launched in 1965 was originally called just “Arahi”- I believed that the second owner Capt Williams the Harbour Master at Whangarei changed the name when he registered the vessel.


  2. Thanks Jason. Thought I had to match the ferry skippers wonderful arrival.
    I had a good bow man as well.


  3. Hi Alan, nice to join the band albeit briefly. Had to get Juanita’s passengers back so only time to stuff in a quick pizza and a beer. Catch you next time. Actually probably won’t catch you considering the clip at which Raindance gets along!


  4. mine is John Dory for the mere fact she moved and maneuvered 4 boats in a raft up out to a new anchor spot with no help from any other propulsion. I could have sworn it was gonna be a mangrove disaster, but noooo Baden pulled it off with style.


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