HEADS-UP CLASSIC LAUNCH, WORK BOAT & CRUISING YACHT OWNERS

HEADS-UP CLASSIC LAUNCH, WORK BOAT & CRUISING YACHT OWNERS (shared with the entire WW community as it should be of interest to all)

Next Tuesday (2nd August) the Classic Yacht Association of NZ will hold its 2022 AGM – 7pm @ RNZYS

On the meeting agenda the only item under general business is ‘Report on the status of the expanded classic vessel marina / dock’, while on face value this might be seen as a positive sign – it will not be – let me give my view of the probable gist of the  report.

1. Given the agenda item is after the election of a new committee – the previous committee will have already pushed flush on this e.g. ‘’it will be up to the incoming committee to…….”

2. The report should be dubbed the toffee apple report i.e. it will have layers of sugar coating on / around it

3. The report will be a test of the genuiness (I made that word up as I need to be careful what I say) of the situation i.e. what’s not said rather than what is. 

4. There will be mention around everything still in negotiations etc etc but the reality is that a small group of CYA members have been working on a new waterfront marina for the exclusive, long term use of classic yachts i.e. primarily A Class, ideally gaff rigged. This goes against what has been ’shared’ with the other stake holders (Panuku and Maritime Museum) – fyi one of positives of living in an open society is that almost anything tabled in / around the Auckland Council can be viewed – below is taken from a report published in a late 2021. 

5. The new Heritage Basin discussion will be verbally rolled into an umbrella waterfront discussion – that we will be told will cover all classic vessels – I’m only interested in the Heritage Basin area – what should be New Zealand’s waterfront home  of our vibrant , traditional classic wooden boating movement. The real loser in all this is the New Zealand public who will miss the opportunity to experience our classic boating heritage. Instead they will see a classic yacht ‘car’ park.

IF THE FUTURE OF NZ’s TRADITIONAL MARITIME MOVEMENT / FLEET INTERESTS YOU (and you’re a CYA member) PLEASE COME ALONG NEXT TUESDAY AND WITNESS WHAT WE WILL BE TOLD.

SIDE ISSUE – I believe there won’t even be a need to vote on the election of a new committee – there are only enough people standing to fill the available positions. A little sad that the role/s have so little appeal. Personally I think it Is actually a strategy to keep the fiefdom functioning.

RELAX – There is always a woody story

Today’s woody is Delmar, that when I first got involved in the classic boating movement was very much on the scene and participated in some of launch events.

While mooching around East Tamaki last week I spotted Delmar fresh from a visit to the beauty parlour – looking very smart.

Can anyone give us an update on Delmar.

5 thoughts on “HEADS-UP CLASSIC LAUNCH, WORK BOAT & CRUISING YACHT OWNERS

  1. Hi Alan,

    To attend this meeting, do I need to be a member of CYA?

    Regards

    P h i l S h a w M a n a g i n g D i r e c t o r

    Hello Phil – I think the answer is yes – members only attendance. Alan H

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  2. I started to write a long comment about this and gave up. I withdrew my 10+ year CYA membership in protest last year and my 2 other family members will be following as none of our boats qualify and because of the way applications (invites) have been handled.

    Unfortunately this means I won’t have an opportunity to comment, listen or vote on something that has forced a large number away from the CYA.

    The vessels at heritage landing have reaped benefit for many years – many hardly getting any use. When previous sub-committee members suggest a change or review of criteria – they end up giving up and resigning due to the way things are handled.

    No transparency, nepotism and a committee that rolls over too easily despite nervously agreeing off record that it’s a farce.

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  3. Is there any sort of a publicly available archive of early nz designed/built vessels drawings? As in lines drawings and table of offsets?

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  4. A fine genuine NZ woody, fearless leader. No need to feel humble that she is not A class or gaff rigged. She’s a WOODY! And built by a great Woody builder.

    Might be built of wood, but 1976, not a classic – not even spirit of tradition 😉 Alan H

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  5. She is John Gladden builder vindex .She was built for Mr Howard Reid around the late 70s early 80s to best of my memory .She had a150 ford .Before Delmar he built a similar vindex called Vinray. Delmar was keep in Milford

    Bugger – how did I let a vindex, sneak onto the site 🙂 Alan H

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