The 2015 Swale Match will be held on 8th August, with the skippers’ meeting on the Friday evening. It’s a reasonably civilised start this year, at 08.45.
For more details contact the Match Secretary, Lena Reekie, on 079 68 058 398, or via email: email@example.com
I guess I might sail out, drop the anchor and watch with a camera and a good lunch. Though of course I’d be open to offers if anyone needs a crewman…
Gillian Williamson, who is based in New Zealand, has been in touch asking for information about her father’s Mullet Boat, Esma, which she thinks was number 26. She also seems to have been numbered H or H4 – perhaps this will make sense to someone who understands Mullet Boat numbering!
Read about the Mullet Boat class here.
Her dad’s name was Tom Hollows. He owned Esma from late 1950s to early 1960s, and lived in Whangarei, so she was moored at the Whangarei town basin. He sailed others including the Ronaki.
He added the small shelter over the cockpit of Esma, so in the shot she looks a bit different to the way she was in earlier photos.
Also, Gillian would be delighted to know if anyone has a copy of the book Mullet Boats and Quotes by Noel Mitchell that they would be happy to sell, as Esma appears in its pages. Contact me a firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pass any messages on to Gillian.
Stunning, aren’t they? eBay operators Rodstar Posters is selling a range of prints of prints of old railway company advertising posters, many of them featuring coastal, seaside and maritime themes, along with many others. If only there were more empty walls in our house, I’d happily invest in quite a few!
My thanks to Malcolm Woods foor the tipoff!