Mahurangi Regatta – Woody Weekend – 196 photos


WoW what a weekend – perfect weather, perfect location and as always stunning boats. We saw a record turn out for the classic wooden boat parade on Saturday morning – the crowd ashore at Sullivans was a little thin on the ground, but if we are honest, we do not do it for them – its all about us 🙂 , a little like going for a motorbike rumble. We need more events where we just ‘hang-out’ together.

The regatta’s main event – the yacht race appeared to be a big success, the A-Class Logan –  Rawhiti, in the hands of her new owner – Peter Brookes, cleaned up all the major trophies. As has become the norm at Mahurangi races, the results process was a total balls up, it was very dark and late into the night before the final, final results were announced – fingers crossed its all kosher, last year it took days and numerous oops lets try that again announcements 🙂

The big band beach BBQ, was a hit, perfect on all fronts – weather, tide, the band, bbq’s and the people. Given the number of boats in Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island, most people headed there on Sunday. The Kawau Boating Boat was bursting at the seams but handed it well. I have split the photos into 4 galleries – Classic Wooden Boat Parade – Yacht Race – Beach BBQ – More (includes Kawau). If I missed your boat, you were somewhere I wasn’t, or in the wrong light , or your’e boats ugly (joking – sort off).
Enjoy a peak at the weekend., click individual photos to enlarge. Next weekend I’m off to the Lake Rotoiti Classic and Wooden Boat Parade –  its a biggie – they have 70+ entries  






Kupe 2a

New Kupe 4a

photos & details ex Rod Prosser

Kupe started life in 1962′, built by the Auckland Harbour Board in their workshop as a vessel for cartography & routine sounding. Was used extensively around / in the construction of the Westhaven Marina area.
She underwent a complete restoration in 2007, by Wooden Boat Workshop cabinet maker Simon Ventura. Rumour has it around $80>90,000 was spent on her restoration, so as expected she is in very smart condition.
Her 30hp Lister Petter LPW3 diesel engine (2007) has no problems pushing the 18′ hull along.

Currently owned by the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust but now surplus to their needs, so they keen to find a new owner for Kupe, she would make a perfect lake boat or a yacht club support vessel for mark-laying, race escort, towing etc. The asking price of around $12,000 is very realistic & reflects the trusts desire to find Kupe a good home.

Read more about her here

Anyone interested in learning more in regards to possible purchase can make contact via this ww post.