Ghost

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GHOST –  Sailing Sunday
Today’s story is the result of a hunt for a long lost launch photo and I came across a file tagged ‘Ghost’. The above photos were sent to me by Peter Robinson back in late 2016 and somehow the file slipped between the cracks.
Peter wrote asking for help locating information on the history of Ghost.
Given the 3 year incubation period , it would be nice to think that we could help Peter out 😉

13-01-2020 

Harold Kidd Input – Designed and built by Bert Woollacott in late 1938  for himself. Later owned by Ken Brown who did the 1948, 1951 and 1952 TransTasman races in her. Based on Bert’s Vectis design. I thought she had gone offshore?
Murray Deeble Input – Harold is right, the Ghost went offshore and was wrecked–the vessel pictured is Kehua wrongly advertised as the original Ghost in the 80’s and 90,s  Kehua has an unusual past herself featuring in one of the first Suva races -(washing ashore near Whakatane eventually.)
And more from HDK – KEHUA = GHOST in Maori. Built by Selwyn Matheson and Peter Ashcroft in Whangarei (?). Bert didn’t like the changes to his design.

6 thoughts on “Ghost

  1. KEHUA = GHOST in Maori. Built by Selwyn Matheson and Peter Ashcroft in Whangarei(?). Bert didn’t like the changes to his design.

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  2. I have a picture of Vectis built same time as my boat Medina and Vectis doesn’t look much like the pictures of Ghost shown here to me, looks more like Medina. Sorry I don’t seem to be able to add the picture here.

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  3. Harold is right, the Ghost went offshore and was wrecked–the vessel pictured is Kehua wrongly advertised as the original Ghost in the 80’s and 90,s Kehua has an unusual past herself featuring in one of the first Suva races -(washing ashore near Whakatane eventually.)

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  4. Designed and built by Bert Woollacott in late 1938 for himself. Later owned by Ken Brown who did the 1948, 1951 and 1952 TransTasman races in her. Based on Bert’s Vectis design. I thought she had gone offshore?

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