Tawhiri a 1933 Colin Wild. Winner of the 1940 Lyttleton to Wellington race and the 1951 Wellington to Lyttleton race. She is currently under restoration by a trust. The pic is of the return trip sailing into Nelson harbour.Rastus,
One is my FD another is a boat I once owned, there is one that I do some volunteer work on and another is home.
What is the boat in the pic 3rd from the left?
Thanks for posting that Rastus. I lived in Nelson as a kid in the early 60's and I well remember Tawhiri then; she was and is a lovely looking boat. I also remember a gorgeous little double ender sailed by the Jorgensen brothers that used to win everything but my long suffering grey matter cannot remember the name of that one. I went to Auckland Point Primary school, lived in Nile Street and was a junior member of the Aurora Sailing Club which looked suspiciously like what is now Nelson Yacht Club. I was also a Cub member of the Iron Duke Sea Scouts and remember rowing the longboats out to Haulashore Island. I was taught the fundamentals of sailing, the old fashioned way, by Pete and Aughtie Harley(of the brewery family) who both used to sail with my Dad on occasions and helped him sail his first yacht, a pretty little 20fter called Kipling, from Picton round to Nelson through French Pass.
I am just doing up an old Opti for my young son and it will be named Pelorus Jack in fond memory of those wonderful times in one of the loveliest parts of NZ. I have lived in Melbourne Aus for 40 years now but nearly 30 years ago my late Dad and I shared a J24 of the same name.
Thanks for that, the ASC as you remember is now the NYC. A great little club that has recently celebrated it's 150th anniversary. There are still a few old boys around, ie. The Harris brothers, the Wins and the Goulds. I'll ask around and see if they remember Kipling