In the above photo of Lake Te Anau South Island, the launch has been tagged by Lew Redwood as being named Takitimu but with my eyes I think it is spelt Takitumu. So the first question today woodys is – does anyone know the correct spelling and second Q – what became of her?

Interesting day today on the Americas Cup scene – forecast is for some decent wind, so I predict the English will clean up against the Italians and secure a finals spot in the PRADA CUP. And will the Americans get their boat back together and then be competitive in the semi finals. If they do, I’ll be stretching the 4G network next weekend at the Mahurangi Regatta to get coverage 🙂


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The above photo of the launch Diana on Lake Te Anau, South Island, comes to us from Lew Redwood’s fb.
I’m assuming she was commercial / tourist use, can anyone confirm and also tell us more about her and where she is today? – very smart lines.
Got One Of These In The Shed?
Baden Pascoe is looking for a spar ring, 1 3/4 inches (ID) bronze or brass. Someone must have one in the ‘shed’.

During the final minutes leading into the start of Race 1 for the J Class at the Superyacht Challenge Antigua regatta a collision occurred between Svea and Topaz.
Both boats sustained damage and immediately retired from racing.
This was videoed from onboard Velsheda and was attributed to Nic Douglas and Bouwe Beking. Topaz (J8) is on starboard and Svea (JS1) comes in on port. Topaz evades but this swings her stern over and Svea climbs over it catapulting a crew into the water and snapping the back stay.

The Damage