Boating NZ : FREE TO READ February 2014
subscribe online at www.mags4gifts.co.nz/boating-nz 1 from the editor D ragged anchors, fouled propellers, misplaced rocks or boats that go bump in the night – whatever the adventures of your Christmas cruise, I hope they were of the type that can be laughed about afterwards. Thankfully my Christmas cruise wasn’t too traumatic, although I wasn’t convinced that it wouldn’t be as I crawled forward in a lifejacket to let out more anchor warp at 3am. High tide was due in a couple of hours, and the wind was already well over its forecast 35 knots, eventually pipping 50 – I can attest to the sticky holding power of the mud in Whangaruru Harbour. A superyacht nearby might not have agreed. She was under motor to stay put or trying to reset her anchor; either way, she wasn’t helping my nerves. I mean, if a superyacht’s having problems... So maybe it was a good night to be on a smallish yacht of low windage and shallow draft. It seems that no matter how many years you spend boating, you continue to collect adventure stories. The debriefs of friends included one who grounded unexpectedly in the wee small hours having miscalculated his tidal sums, and another whose chain-to-anchor shackle unexpectedly failed. Why, is not known, since the anchor couldn’t be retrieved, but it had the grace to fail in light airs in daylight. If you had some adventures of your own, we’d love to hear them, either direct to the magazine or on our Facebook page. Meanwhile, I want to put in a plug for Bandit, the 23ft, Van Der Stadt sloop built in 1965 by Peter Blake, then aged 17, and his brother Tony Blake, then aged 15. Bandit was Peter’s first boat, constructed in glass over ply. As with everything done by these two gentlemen, the standard of workmanship was high so that now, 49 years after her launching, Bandit remains structurally sound. However, she needs a refit to restore her former good looks. Boats are lucky that way; plastic surgery really does make them look young again, but, just like the human version of plastic surgery, it doesn’t come cheap. Bandit’s projected work, including volunteer labour, has been assessed at $45,000. The Classic Yacht Charitable Trust is welcoming donations for Bandit online or by cheque. The 17-year-old who built Bandit and raced her extensively would go on to become, as Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand’s most famous sailor. He established the Two-Handed Round North Island Race and brought to New Zealand the Whitbread Trophy, the Jules Verne Trophy and the America’s Cup, before targeting environmental campaigns until his death at the hands of pirates in 2001. His brother Tony continues to work as an internationally acclaimed artist of classic boats. If restored, Bandit will take her place in the soon-to-be-named Blake Harbour on the Waitemata, sail with other classic yachts – and add to her stash of adventure stories. 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