THE 136th PAHI REGATTA
Saturday saw the running of the annual Pahi Regatta. Thanks to Colin Brown, who did a quick ‘drive-by’ we get to see a couple of photos (top 2) from the day.
As I commented to Colin, him sending in the photos was perfect timing as I was planning a Pahi Regatta Flashback. The regatta has been running since 1887.
The 2nd collection of photos comes to us from The Kauri Museum collection via their fb post. My favourite would have to be the 1984 photo of Merv & Darcy Sterlings runabout – Brenda K, what a cool looking craft, love the front windscreen.
The b/w photos are as below
• 1936 – Esme – skippered by Merv Sterling (possibly the same skipper as in the runabout photo?)
• c.1940 – Koheroa – owned by Archie Newitt
• 1987 – Takaro – owned by Gary & Marek Weber