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Classic Yacht Racing – Sailing Sunday
Sorry for the late post today, been out & about watching the A-Cup, 1-0 is a great start, even better is the fact we are actually (& mentally) 2 – Zip up on Oracle 🙂
Seems only fitting that we have some classic yacht racing today. The u-tube movie below is by Roger Mills & was bought to my attention on the WoodenBoat Magazine USA forum by kiwi classic yachtie Patrick Xavier (that’s not his real name, but I wont ‘out’ him here).
The clip shows the 1894 gaffer Waitangi preparing for a race in the winter series – 2016. Enjoy 🙂
Heading Across The Ditch In November?
The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum ( JBMM), in NSW, are holding a Classic Wooden Model Boat Festival on the weekend of November 10/11/12. Based on the info that I was sent by woody boat builder Colin Brown, whose brother Stan is on the Festival committee it’s a cracker weekend. See below details
On Friday evening (10th) there will be a casual “ Meet and Greet” in the museum. There should be chance to mingle, swap yarns & partake of refreshments.
The museum is land-locked but has large grassed areas surrounding the main building with a large shallow pond.
The northern area overlooks the Currambene Creek which flows into Jervis Bay at the coastal village of Huskisson which is only a short walk away.
We plan to have Trade Stalls and Hard Stand boat exhibits.
So woodys if your in Australia & looking for something to do put this event into their diaries. For more details you can contact Stan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Museum here www.jervisbaymaritimemuseum.asn.au
Aussie 18′ Racing Woodys – Sailing Sunday
Robin Elliott sent me the above link to a very cool video that Australian Ian Smith has just put up on-line of how he built a replica of the 1919 traditional seam-batten Sydney 18 footer – Britannia in 2001-2002. Its approx 15min long & covers from lofting to launch > sailing. Great footage & a good commentary.
Robin also shared the link below to the ‘The Open Boat’ website which is a treasure trove of videos on the Australian small wooden sailing world. Do not blame me if your still watching it hours later 🙂
CYA 2017 Classic Regatta
I snapped a few quick photos, below, yesterday while I was heading over to Westhaven to fuel up & then decided to pop in at Regatta HQ for a cleansing ale. More photos tomorrow from the Regatta’s classic woody launch parade & lunch cruise to Riverhead Hotel. If you are out & about this morning & want to see the fine collection of classic woody launches, we will be passing in front of the RNZYS at approx. 10.30am.
CYA Patio Bay Weekend 2015
photos ex Alan Houghton & Fiona Driver
Just back from another spectacular wooden boat weekend at Patio Bay, Waiheke Island. The weather was good for the yacht racing but a little rolly in the bay. This put a few owners off anchoring but most bit the bullet & dropped the pick & were rewarded with another brilliant evening ashore at Margaret & Burt Woolicott’s waterfront bach. It had all the ingredients of a classic kiwi boating function – sun, sand, wood fired BBQ’s, the odd cold beverage, a barrel of rum, fire works & lots of nice people.
The evening was made special by the presentation to Chris McMullen of the CYA Outstanding Achievement Trophy for services to classic boating. See the previous ww post for more details.
Even yours truly got a mention in dispatches – I was the surprised recipient of the 2015 Patio Bay Trust Book Award – for my work on/with setting up this site & ensuring that future generations will be able to better experience our wooden boating history.
Enjoy the photos. Sorry that its light on yachts but conditions did not suit bobbing around in a wee dinghy & by now I hope most people realize that a ‘drive-by’ past Raindance almost always ensures a photo on ww 🙂
Must also mention the magnificent sight of having Viking sailing in the fleet.
I have posted on the CYA forum photos from the yacht post race prizing giving – link here
Yacht race results here http://classicyacht.org.nz/sailing/
10-12-2015 Sailing Photos below ex Carolyn Anderson (Waimiga)
THE SMUGGLER’S CAVE
story by Peter Stein, movie ex Roger Guthrie
Back in the early days of ww (2013) I did a post featuring a really cool black & white ‘home’ movie from the late 1920’s. Peter Stein’s father (also Peter) featured in the movie & its production & Peter jnr. has kindly written an article, below, on the movie, the people featured & the location.
The cameramen doing the filming were Alec and Alan Lambourne. The Lambourne’s house (now owned by the Brooks) is above the jetty in Arran Bay. They had the jetty built in the early 1920s.
The three girls were Joan Woollams, Cynthia Restall and Shirley Vicary. Joan was the dark haired girl who rowed the dinghy. The Woollams owned the house on the south side of our house (Arran House). An early scene shows them picnicking at Bulls Bay (Anita Bay) at the north-eastern end of Waiheke. The “Smuggler’s Cave” is in the main headland between Bulls Bay and Hooks Bay and is easy to find.
The smugglers were my father, Peter Stein who was a Master at Auckland Grammar School from 1918 to 1965. He was the one on the oar. The other smuggler was Arthur Nicholson also a Master at Auckland Grammar School who later became the first Headmaster of Tauranga Boys’ College.
Our boat the “Pelican” was their transport. She was named after Sir Francis Drake’s round the world ship which during the voyage had a name change to the “Golden Hind”. The Pelican was 14 feet long and was an ex ship’s lifeboat. She was clinker built. The motor was a 5hp single cylinder “Du Brie” which gave her a speed of between 4 and 5 knots. Ignition was the current from 4 large 1.5volt dry cell batteries passing through a coil. The motor was started by crank handle and had a dog clutch so there was no reverse.
The tender was the dinghy “Beagle” named after Charles Darwin ship “HMS Beagle”. She was 10 feet long and was heavily planked which made her ideal for boating activities around rocky coastlines.
The Coastguard vessel was the “Waitangi” which I described in my article about “Beautiful Waiheke” (posted on 2 September 2015). The skipper was my Uncle Tom Stein and his armed assistant was Dean Ellingham another holidayer from Arran Bay.
It must be remembered that this was the late 1920s and home movies were in their infancy. The cast were a group of people who only came together when they were holidaying at Arran Bay. My father told me that they all had a most enjoyable time putting it together which is evident from the film.
Special thanks to Roger Guthrie for forwarding this footage to waitematawoodys.