Lake Rotoiti Classic & Wooden Boat Parade 2017 – 160+ photos
Another stunning long weekend weather wise & also on the woody front – this weekend I was down at Lake Rotoiti (Nth Island) for the annual classic & wooden boat parade. Holding hands again on the trip with Chris Miller. For the last few years we have positioned our selves in one shore based spot & snapped the boats as they have passed, this year we were very kindly offered the use of a RHIB to get out on the water & get amongst the fleet. The RHIB was provided by LRC&WB Association Rear Commodore Fraser Wilson, Fraser deserves a lot of credit for the above photos 🙂 . Given that CM is a professional photographer we decided that I would be the boat boy & helm the boat & CM would snap the photos, that was a good call because he is rather good 🙂
Being afloat meant that we could get a lot closer to the boats & the crews. So woodys the photos above are CM’s & below are a few of mine + a collection that I took while ashore for the post parade picnic.
I was asked to judge the awards for 7 categories, these awards are highly contested as they are only handed out every 5 years. The winners are featured at the end of todays story.
I would also like to like thank LRC&WB Commodore Grant Cossey for his help & support & as always the LRC&WB Secretary & event registrar – Rachel Jamieson, who is the real hero of this event & the association.
You can also view more on the event at CM’s blog – http://www.buggeritweareoff.com
Remember to click on photos to enlarge. Enjoy – we did 😉
20th Lake Rotoiti Classic & Wooden Boat Parade 2017 Winners
BEST ORIGINAL WOODEN BOOT – CARVEL
BEST ORIGINAL CLASSIC BOAT – WILD HORSES
BEST CONVERSION – PIKO
BEST DECORATED BOAT – HAUMOANA
BEST DRESS CREW – ALBERTO
BEST REPRODUCTION – SUZY Q
MOST QUIRKY – MAGGIE
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What can you tell me about Vessel #5 … She has lovely lines.
Um, maybe. She’s possibly PIKAU owned by Allan Insley of Waiheke in the 1940s.
Alan & Chris thanks for the great coverage and company, stunning weekend! the float down the River on Sunday was a nice extension to the event and show cased a bit more of the area, wel done to the committee for the additional event.
1924 Collings & Bell – 8.5m
28-11-2017 Correction – ex Harold Kidd
She was designed by H.N. Burgess and built by unknown builder at Parnell in the winter of 1927.
Fantastic day & line up again this year, with even more “new” beautiful boats on the lake, & in the parade. — Exciting stuff.– Can hardly wait until next year, when nothing will keep me away. — Great job Alan & Chris — KEN R