SHANTY – Sailing Sunday
Shanty was built by Jim Cottier on Motuarohia (Roberton) Island pretty recently (in the last 10 years). Jim has been the caretaker there for a long time, as far back as 1980.
The above photos of Shanty sailing off the Purerua Peninsula in Nov 2016, are from Dean Wright, who commented that he thinks that Jim used to own the beautiful double ender Skagen that featured last week on WW. Dean remembers her living on a mooring out there.
Click on this link to view a short video on Jim, he’s a bit of a master mariner / living sailing legend
Well known on the waterfront as a skipper of square riggers, including the Breeze (which he took to Mururoa with the N-test protest fleet) and more recently the Soren Larsen.
Jim has even penned a book ‘Soren Larsen: Homeward Round The Horn’ https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/author/captain-jim-cottier/
Whilst only a baby in terms of age, Shanty would sit proud at anchor in any bay