NEWS & VIEWS FROM AROUND NEW ZEALAND:
Thanks to the folks who sent in updates on projects they've been working on through lockdown. We've saved some of the stories for future publications.
Charles Scoones has been digging through his photo archives :
There may be some interest among members in our latest Blog, available on our website www.antiope.co.nz, or simply search ANTIOPE Cruising.
Looking further forward to when we can gather once more, I am putting together a 'show and tell' presentation which may be of interest for a members' evening or a stand-alone night with the provisional title, 'A Waterway Life'.
It covers my early shoestring experience of cruising through England and Europe, and the recent trials and tribulations of English narrow boating, before embarking on the more ambitious project of fitting out a vessel to cruise Europe.
From David Cranwell:
Among other things I've been working on the completion of my L Francis Herreshoff Rozinante 28ft Canoe yawl WAINAMU.
Last winter she returned from Marco Scuderi’s yard in Helensville. His workmanship is truly beautiful. mcnshipwrights.com/wainamu
Between Marco and Robert Brooke, I have been extremely well looked after. I've taken on the painting, varnishing and a few other bits and pieces.
I plan to launch this year (in Napier). To date the dream has taken 40 years. I did not have a clue as to the complexity of building such a beautiful little yacht. I have been very lucky and forever grateful for the support I've received.
(Check the photos at the link above. The workmanship is outstanding.)