A+B+C Class Yachts Racing To Rocky Bay


A+B+C Class Yachts Racing To Rocky Bay

In the above photo we see, from left, Kotiri, Ladye Wilma, Waione, Rawene (race winner) & Ngatoa just after the start of the official opening race of the season (year unknown).
Photo ex the Mac Taylor collection.

Help Needed
ww has had a request from Gary Chaplin, who owns the yacht, Fidelity, see below & click photos to enlarge, based in Christchurch Gary has commented that she looks just like the Shiralee which featured on ww in October , (link below).
Gary would like to know if it is the same  vessel or possibly a sister ship . Gary believes Fidelity was built in Milford Creek by Allen Williams in 1960 .



Shiralee E64 – Sailing Sunday



SHIRALEE E64 – Sailing Sunday

Todays photos are from Sian Perrott the daughter of Roy Kendall & show the launch & sailing of his back yard built 28′ E class keeler, Shiralee.

I know nothing about the design or what happened to her i.e. is she still around?

Robin Elliott Input

Shiralee was built from a Gerry Breekveldt design featured in Sea Spray in May 1955.

Took NZYF number 464 in 1969.

Known owners: Roy Kendall 1958/67+?; R. Haysom 1965+? C.R. Kendall 1970?/71+? (Still Registered as Owner NZYF 1999);
Currently unregistered and no any clues to her whereabouts.

Registered dimensions in 1958 28’x 22’8″x 7’4″x 4’2″, 380 sqft, 1.5tons outside, 28hp

The small yacht in the group of 4 pix is the M-class Morere M-32 designed and built by Roly Moreland.  Roy Kendall bought Morere off John Morrison in 1963 and (his sons?) raced her for the 1963/64 season.

AH – photo added of M32


Harold Kidd Input – Confirm Breekveldt design. She was rebuilt by Don Roberts and renamed JUMEIRAH. Steve Cranch knows all about her. Roberts owned her still in Auckland in 2012 still with sail number 464.