Oyster – 1980’s

OYSTER – Sailing Sunday
Bay of Islands woody – Dean Wright, sent me the above photo of the 1903 Charles Bailey Jnr. built yacht Oyster that John Gander has sent to him along with the comments below. Oyster has just changed hands, new owner – Gavin Pascoe and now resides in Wellington. In late Feb we back grounded the boat https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/02/28/oyster-sailing-sunday/

The above photo I took of her in about 1980’s she was owned by an old guy, Dick Young. He kept her in Curious Cove out from the holiday camp were he had a job, the camp accommodated school parties and often Oyster would be seen loaded with a crew of school kids that Dick would take sailing. He was an interesting fellow with a wealth of knowledge of wooden sail boats and always seemed to keep Oyster in good shape.

Sunday is the last chance this year to partake in the best wood fired pizza i have ever had. Woody Bay, Rakino Island

Garlic Pizza bread

Oyster – Sailing Sunday

OYSTER – Sailing Sunday

The photo gallery above of the 1903 Charles Bailey Jnr. yacht Oyster comes to us from her new Wellington owner – Gavin Pascoe’s fb page. Gavin recently sailed her back from Lyttelton to Wellington. Gavin is one of the leading lights at the uber cool Wellington Classic Yacht Trust, so Oyster is a very lucky woody to be in such safe hands.

Most of the photos are from her early days in Wellington c.1920’s>1930’s. The cover of the NZ Yachtsman magazine is dated August 10th 1912 and shows her in Nelson. Oyster is 32’ in length, with a 9’ bean and draws 3’ (she is a centre-board ketch).

Photo below taken by Andrew McGeorge of Oyster in Lyttelton just prior to her departure north.