I usually post some summer sailing pictures and videos about this time of year as a reminder of what is now not so far away for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. This comes from Paul Mullings…
Gillian Williamson, who is based in New Zealand, has been in touch asking for information about her father’s Mullet Boat, Esma
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.
Regular reader, commenter and contributor Paul Mullings has kindly sent over these photographs of the Mahurangi Classic Yacht Regatta ‘to bring some joy to you wintery world’. Mahurangi’s near Auckland, New Zealand.
Thanks for the lovely shots Paul!
PS – Reader Andrew White has alerted me to a sad accident associated with the regatta in which the Arch Logan designed Gypsy collided with another boat and sank quickly, injuring one of the two crew on board.