I was chatting to John Dawson last week and he asked why so few boats flew pennants / burgees these days. Back in the good old days, no matter what size your vessel you ‘ dressed it’. As proof Bruce emailed me the above photo of the launch – Raurangi., built c.1915 by Deeming in the Bay of Islands.
20-01-2023 Harold Kidd Input – RAURANGI, Deemings, Opua, December 1912.
In the above photo there is a not insignificant amount of canvas flapping around. Looks great – 2023 could be the year we produce a WW burgee, watch this space………..
Here’s an idea – Do a poll – would you fly a waitematawoodys burgee if there was one?
RAURANGI, Deemings, Opua, December 1912.
Outboard Boating Club on Tamaki Drv still runs pennants and are popular with club memebers
W W Burgee. Hell yes ! Bring it on. Do you need help to organize it ? Probably not. I know you’re more than capable but offering anyway.