Category: Features

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Pastime meets Mascotte – Pastime part 2

Pastime meets Mascotte – Pastime part 2

After the Lyttelton Regatta on 1st January 1887 Malcolm Miller knew he had a problem with Pastime, his smart new keel yacht. She’d been trounced again by Sinclair’s Little Wonder and just beaten by the old Auckland yacht Fleetwing. She wasn’t fast enough.

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Navigating safely

Navigating safely

Specialised chart plotters, mobile phone apps and open source software have become more popular and affordable. They serve as practical navigational aids, particularly on small, bouncing vessels where a lack of space is not conducive to paper and pencil navigation.

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RUBBISH RUNNERS

RUBBISH RUNNERS

One man’s rubbish, so the old adage goes, is another man’s gold. In some cases, though, the riches aren’t material – their worth is in experience and life-lessons.

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Rainbow SHINES AGAIN

Rainbow SHINES AGAIN

Rainbow ll – the 36-foot legend that kick-started New Zealand’s ‘modern’ yacht racing pedigree in 1969 – is back in the water after an extensive restoration. A handful of playercontributed to her improbable salvation – including her original owner.