New in­ter­est in old boats Wineworks Yacht Race on again

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THE THIR­TEENTH WINEWORKS Marl­bor­ough Sauvi­gnon Blanc Yacht Race is sched­uled for Novem­ber 6 2015.

This event com­bines a yacht race across the Cook Strait with the re­lease in Welling­ton of the new vintage of Marl­bor­ough Sauvi­gnon Blanc wine. Wineworks is sup­port­ing the event for the sev­enth year run­ning.

Start­ing at the en­trance to the Tory Chan­nel in the Marl­bor­ough Sounds, skip­pers and crews com­pete to be the first to de­liver their wine across the fin­ish line in Welling­ton Har­bour. Last year, 28 yachts bat­tled 45kph winds and four-me­tre seas to safely trans­port their bot­tles of Sauvi­gnon Blanc from 30 Marl­bor­ough winer­ies. Or­gan­is­ers ex­pect an even larger fleet and more ded­i­cated winer­ies for this year’s race. WITH MORE THAN 1,000,000 views, the wait­em­ata­woodys.com web­site is prov­ing a hit with Kiwi boaters.

The site is ded­i­cated to the study and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of clas­sic and tra­di­tional wooden boats. It was founded upon a de­sire to tell the sto­ries and archive the history of our boats, the crafts­men who built them and char­ac­ters that crewed on them. Vis­it­ing the web­site is like meet­ing a bunch of peo­ple at a boat club bar – it’s about gath­er­ing sto­ries, photos, history and rem­i­nis­cences.

To share with us your wooden boating photos and tales, email them to wait­em­ata­woodys@gmail.com

The site en­cour­ages the ex­change of knowl­edge about the care and restora­tion of old boats and fa­cil­i­tates gath­er­ings of clas­sic wooden boats.

(LINZ) in­vites skip­pers to up­date their chart port­fo­lio fol­low­ing the re­lease of up­dated charts for Tau­ranga and Nel­son har­bours in­cor­po­rat­ing nav­i­ga­tion­ally sig­nif­i­cant changes, in­clud­ing new sur­vey in­for­ma­tion in both ar­eas.

NZ 5411 – Tau­ranga Har­bour Katikati En­trance to Mount Maun­ganui and NZ 5412 – Port of Tau­ranga, NZ 6142 – Nel­son charts are avail­able from ap­proved re­tail­ers. Dig­i­tal ver­sions are avail­able to down­load free of charge from the LINZ web­site. NZ5413 – Ap­proaches to Tau­ranga is planned for re­lease in Septem­ber this year. LINZ www.linz.govt.nz data.linz.govt.nz www.lan­don­line.govt.nz

Boat Show South­land 2015, Au­gust 8-9, is shap­ing up to be even big­ger and bet­ter this year.

Or­gan­ised by the South­land Trailer Yacht Club on a vol­un­tary ba­sis, the South­land Times Boat Show at Sta­dium South­land in In­ver­cargill will open at 10am Satur­day and Sun­day.

Nicky Sin­den, from Ad­dicted to Fish­ing on Prime TV, and the team from TV3’S Big An­gry Fish will be guests at this year’s show.

ABOVE: Aroha. Photo cour­tesy of Robert Brooke. RIGHT: Ranui. Photo cour­tesy of Sarah Looner.

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