Woodys In Opito Bay, Bay of Islands

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Woodys In Opito Bay, Bay of Islands
On the 25th March, BOI woody Dean Wright pointed the camera out the window and snapped the top two woodys – Playmate and Katoa (a new arrival in the bay) in Opito Bay.
And for eye candy Dean sent in a couple of shots of Cal Crook’s – Donna Marie, steaming toward the Purerua Peninsula. She is one of my favorite ex work-boats, built by Jorgensens at Waikawa Picton.
We had no winners to yesterdays mystery launch quiz – so I have decided to give the prize to the BOI woody who decided yesterday to do a quick row out to their woody and check on the old girl – and was intercepted by the Police/Customs and pointed back towards the shore after a wee ‘chat’ – my lips are sealed 😉 
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Some Days Are Just Made For a Wheel-house

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Some Days Are Just Made For a Wheel-house

Far north woody – Dean Wright was recently going thru a pile of his old images & came across the above shots from the 2012 Bay of Islands – Tall Ships Race. Dean reports that it was bucketing down and a 3 meter swell, the 3 above do not appear phased by the conditions 🙂
From the top the 3 photos show:

1. Bram Cone’s Meola coming around Tapeka in a trough
2. Cal Crook’s Donna Marie
3. Jim Ashby’s Olga

Meloa has been well covered on ww before – can any woodys tell us more about Donna Marie & Olga?

Update from Dean – below is the beautiful Nina, she was later lost in the Tasman with the loss of all crew.
Bob Van Pierce’s Cora
Spray behind a swell.

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