Event: Russell Tall Ships Regatta junket

  • 04 Jan 2015 22:44
    Message # 3180668
    Well, Arcadian and Fantail have already shared an anchorage and we should be crossing tacks with Zebedee, soon.  Pugwash is being painted today and La Chica should be leaving Auckland tomorrow.  The plan is to foregather in Orongo Bay on the Friday and then potter up to Matauwhi on Saturday to enter that various races, spending most of the day sailing the course, followed by a party and Hangi at the delightful Russell Boating Club.  I shall suggest a sail round to Patanui Bay in Te Puna Inlet for Sunday (plenty or room for a heap of boats), but from past experience, organising junkies is considerably more difficult than herding cats, so we shall just see what happens on the day.
  • 14 Jan 2015 10:47
    Reply # 3198910 on 3180668

    Shoestring didn't get to spread her weed-mat wings this year at the Tall Ships Race, but I scrounged a ride with David and Rosemary Webb who kindly ferried me onto Arcadian,  from where I had inhibited panorama of the spectacle without having to worry about avoiding the abundance of enthusiastic vessels all jostling for the start-line...and what a spectacle!

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    Last modified: 14 Jan 2015 18:10 | Anonymous member
  • 30 Jan 2015 07:17
    Reply # 3213886 on 3180668
    Deleted user

    Very nice pics. But who won? At least how did the junks fare this year?

  • 31 Jan 2015 05:46
    Reply # 3214581 on 3180668
    Ah, you might well ask, Gary.  Withhold yourself with patience and all will be revealed in the next magazine!!
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