Classic Wooden Boat – Waiheke Island Party – 50 Woody Photos
At the weekend anyone thats serious about classic wooden boats headed to Patio Bay, Waiheke Island for the best event on the calendar – the Classic Yacht Association yacht race + Xmas party BBQ at Margaret and Bert Woolicott’s waterfront bach. Last year was cancelled due to bad weather, so we were all way overdue for this years gig.
As is almost always the case with woody events – the sun shone, the wind blow at the right time and everyone had a blast.
The race down saw an impressive mix of yachts – the numbers boosted by great support from the Townson fleet.
Lots of new faces and a healthy mix of ages. To those that think Patio Bay weekend is a ‘boys weekend’ – check out the photos, the movement is in good health 🙂
If someone could bottle the smell / taste of the Pohutukawa fired BBQ’s – I’d buy it – whether its bangers or venison steaks, everything gets equal status on the BBQ’s.
CLASSIC WOODY LAUNCHES IN THE BAY
YACHT RACE FINISH
See below another stunning video of the race / passage down by master camera man Roger Mills
Patio Bay Race 2019 from Roger Mills on Vimeo.
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Your photographic images totally capture a great day
Well done Allan, a big thanks to Bert and Margaret and the team that made it all possible
Thanks for your e mails they are very informative. Was that a photo taken at Patio Bay of the Colin Wild built Linda ? I would be most interested to know, thanks Rod Morcom
Rod – the launch is Wirihana. Lots of photos of Linda on the site – use the WW search box. Alan H