Jeanette – C23 Sailing Sunday

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Jeanette C23 – Sailing Sunday 

Todays photo comes to us from Mike McGehan and is of (to me) an unnamed yacht with the sail number C23. I suspect from other others sent to me by Mike, this photo could be dated in the late 1940’s.

Can one of the sailing Woodys ID the boat for us?
Sorry – short and sweet today, woke up at 2.30am and realised I had not done a story………….
Harold Kidd Input
Ted Le Huquet built her for himself in 1933. Dick Bakewell bought her and took her on the 1961 TransTasman race. Ted got Parkinsons later in life. I used to see him walk slowly down Church Street, row alone out to JEANETTE at her moorings in Torpedo Bay, set the tiller, painfully make his way forward, hoist the staysail, drop the mooring and sail out of the bay without any fuss, hoisting the mainsail and then the jib on the way.
What a seaman!
24-06 HDK – Dick Bakewell sold JEANETTE to Evan Berghan in 1974. Berghan did a circumnavigation with her from April 1981. He finished up in Canada but I’m not sure if JEANETTE survives there. 

12 thoughts on “Jeanette – C23 Sailing Sunday

  1. I have several pictures of Jeanette taken in the early 1950’s by my late father Bob Glasgow, who often sailed in her, together with Dick and Barbara. According to dad’s description, written on the back of one photograph, she was a 34′ long marconi-rigged cutter.

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  2. Thanks Harold for your reply. Would be good if some woody in Canada could tell us what happened to her.

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  3. Dick Bakewell sold JEANETTE to Evan Berghan in 1974. Berghan did a circumnavigation with her from April 1981. He finished up in Canada but I’m not sure if JEANETTE survives there.

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  4. The Photograph is probably pre- Bakewell ownership.
    After Le Huquet’s ownership she is in the hands of R.A. White in 1942 and appears off Scratch in the 1943 Regatta and was off 5 minutes 1944 Regatta.

    In the 1945 Regatta she is entered by Mrs M. White.

    Was R.A. White killed in the last years of the War? I had a look on the on-line cenotaph but there are too many Whites in their list and too many typos in the Regatta programmes to find any certainty with those initials.

    Jeanette makes no more appearances (in print at least) until 1948 when she is registered by Dick Bakewell. She was described on her registration form as being ‘bermudan’ rigged so it’s probable that he did the conversion from gaff.

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  5. Ted Le Huquet built her for himself in 1933. Dick Bakewell bought her and took her on the 1961 TransTasman race. Ted got Parkinsons later in life. I used to see him walk slowly down Church Street, row alone out to JEANETTE at her moorings in Torpedo Bay, set the tiller, painfully make his way forward, hoist the staysail, drop the mooring and sail out of the bay without any fuss, hoisting the mainsail and then the jib on the way.
    What a seaman!

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  6. Richard (“Dick”) Bakewell & his wife owned JEANETTE in the 50s & 60s & were prominent members of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club.
    They lived in Reihana St Orakei, & had a daughter called Barbara, who was a teen friend of mine, & part of a group of us youngies of the era, who hung about together, at Kawau, when cruising, & in the RAYC “Junior Division” of the day, at the frequent youngies social events held by the J.D. of the club– A lovely young lady & lovely family, They were experienced & dedicated yachties for many years. — KEN R

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  7. According to the APY&MBA Register of 1950-1951 this is Jeanette owned by R & L Blakewell of Tautari St, Orakei.

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  8. It looks rather like Jeanette certainly has a similar stern section as Ailsa 2 built by Ted La Huquet

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