Woodys Clevedon River Overnight BBQ Cruise – 35+ photos & video’s

Meloa’s 60th Birthday

Photos below ex MV Buccaneer (Michelle Bostock & Tim Ord

Woodys Clevedon River Overnight BBQ Cruise

The weekend forecast for the woodys classic cruise up the Wairoa River to the Clevedon Cruising Club was a mixed bag, but as almost always is the case with woody events, it all came good and other a few light showers the 15 launches and one yacht had a ball. We were meet by CCC member Barrie Abel in his classic Sea Craft run-about who piloted the fleet up the river, only one oops that I know of, they were following Raindance and clipped a maker pole, but blamed me as I was taking photos and ‘diverting’ a tad.

Big thanks to all the CCC members that turn out to lend a hand with the berthing, no easy task with a mix of craft and ’skills’ 😉

The afternoon was spent catching up with old and new friends via a spot of boat hopping, followed by a BBQ dinner at our hosts club house.The chef, Bazza was the best, how he remembers which food on the BBQ belongs to who and how you want it cooked is beyond me. A few of us watched the All Black v Australia rugby test (on an iPhone) so the AB’s big win capped of a great night.

Sunday dawned with a perfect day, but the sun might have been a little too bright for one of two of the revellers but conditions were agreeable for the trip home.

Again many thanks to the CCC members for the hospitality and friendship extended to us – we will be back.
(Make sure you view the videos, some great dockside footage + thank you those that emailed in photos from the weekend – and as always click on photos to enlarge)

READ THE BACK STORY HERE https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/08/04/why-you-should-hold-off-paying-your-classic-yacht-association-subscription/

3 thoughts on “Woodys Clevedon River Overnight BBQ Cruise – 35+ photos & video’s

  1. What a great event to have midwinter
    Thanks to Alan and Dave for their ongoing running of this true back to basics cruising
    To our hosts CCC and their very efficient docking team who made us so welcome I was very impressed
    Your Club Rooms with the outdoor fire and BBQ
    matched the warm hospitality that you showed us, is very special. The ability to walk along the dock and talk to friends and meet new ones is far better than rowing the Bay . Meola did her bit on her 60th by removing a little mud on the tight bend just down from the club jetty. Thanks for a wonderful weekend
    Iain and Glenis

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  2. Thank you Alan for all your efforts in the organisation of a truly memorable weekend. Thanks to Clevedon Cruising Club for great hospitality.

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