The Tattersfield Brothers; Racing years with Altair Part 3

In December 1934 the Tattersfield brothers missed out the Tauranga race in Janet for the first time in many years, probably because of Noel…

The Tattersfield Brothers; Janet and the TransTasman Part 2

In December 1928 Guy and Noel Tattersfield were well pleased with their new purchase, the 32ft keel yacht Janet.

The Tattersfield Bothers; The 24ft Linear Raters Part 1

In the February issue I left Lt. Home Kidson arriving back in England in late 1935 to marry the lovely Lady Georgianna Curzon.

I’m OK. You’re OK? We’re OK!

Avoiding falls and trips – Mr Salt offers sage advice to a canny youngster.

Lieutenant Home Kidston and his toys Part 3

I left Sub Lt R. H. (Home) A. Kidston aboard H.M.S. Diomede at Suva in June 1934 with the newspapers trumpeting that he had entered the…

Lieutenant Home Kidston and his toys PART 2

When he first arrived in Auckland on August 2, 1933 to join HMS Diomede the Auckland Star called Sub-Lieutenant Home (pronounced Hume by…

Gybe-O; The storms and sun rays of my days

D. Ault Salt closed his eyes, tugged his grey beard, and thought: Life is good.

Lieutenant Kidston RN of HMS Diomede and his toys

Fresh from Eton and straight from the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, Lieutenant Home Reginald Arthur Kidston joined HMS Diomede on the…

Eary Kaipara; The boats of the Bennetts of Port Albert

Small boats, under sail and later power, featured heavily in the history of Albertland.

THE SANDERSON BROTHERS; Truant and the rise of Manola

The Sanderson brothers; Frank Sanderson was the victor of the match race on the Waitematā on December 9, 1882 for a cup between his…

The Sanderson Brothers; The loss of Truant, the Logan Alert

I left the Sanderson brothers in the winter of 1885. Frank put the half-decked centre-boarder Truant on the market. Fred had moved up to…

The Sanderson Brothers; Yachting in St. George’s Bay in the 1880s

Two brothers, Frank (Francis Joseph) and Fred (Frederick William) Sanderson, played a big part in yachting in St. George’s Bay and Judges’…