sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Classic Yachts: Heritage Park at Vos yard
Classic Yachts: Heritage Park at Vos yard

'The veteran Ariki, looks a picture just after the start of the Auckland Anniversary Regatta. She will be the first yacht to be restored at trhe new facility.'    Richard Gladwell

A new facility, along with the historic Percy Vos boatshed and slipway close by, will operate under a new charitable trust, the name of which is still to be established. The board of that Trust will include John Street (chairman of the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust), Murray Reade (CEO of the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum), Peter Walker (one of New Zealand’s noted international yachtsmen), Baden Pascoe (classic yacht enthusiast with historical ties to the Percy Vos yard), John Bukowski, and Sam Stubbs (former shareholder in the classic yacht Rawhiti).

Rainbow 2 training in the Hauraki Gulf prior to being shipped to Germany for the One Ton Cup. -    
Initially, six classic yachts will be berthed at the newly acquired marina. This number will eventually increase to 16.
The historic Vos boatshed will be a restoration and maintenance centre for classic yachts, including those of the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust in its growing fleet of iconic New Zealand yachts from days gone by.

The restoration work, and the classic yachts in the shed or berthed nearby at the Heritage Landing Silo Park Marina, will be open to the public so that traditional boatbuilding skills employed will become a tourist attraction in the Wynyard Quarter. The plan is to link this with the displays and activities of the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, in the Viaduct Harbour, and the Royal New Zealand Navy Museum in Torpedo Bay, with a continuous boat shuttle servicing all three in one engaging tour.

The first yacht to be restored in the Vos shed will be the ultra-classic Arch Logan gaff-rigger Ariki. This 18.59-metre beauty was launched from the Logan Brothers yard in 1905 and is now due a full upgrade before she joins the Classic Yacht fleet.

She will be followed by the 10.97-metre Rainbow II and then by the 72-year-old, Arch Logan designed 9.7-metre Gypsy which was badly damaged when she was rammed and sunk while taking part in the 2012 Auckland Anniversary Regatta.

The Gypsy, owned by John Pryor and Jill Hetherington, currently sits splintered on the hard in Hobsonville, awaiting her turn in the Vos restoration facility where she will join 7.9-metre mullet boat Corona which has recently been fully restored by Ian McRobie and Ian Stevenson and the apprentices at the Auckland Traditional Boatbuilding School in Hobsonville.

Also in the Vos shed, for a refit, will be another of the super-classics, the 22.56-metre gaff cutter Waitangi, the last major yacht built by Robert Logan Sen, the founder of the family dynasty that, for three generations, was at the forefront of yacht design and building in New Zealand.


Waitangi at the 2009 Auckland International Boat Show -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo
Waitangi, launched on 13 December, 1894, is the largest surviving early Logan yacht and is an outstanding example of Victorian design and craftsmanship. She was built of diagonal and horizontally planked kauri over kauri frames. Her purchasers offered a bonus to Logan if she proved successful and won the Anniversary Regatta in Wellington became the Wellington champion. She won handsomely and the £100 prize was paid.

Waitangi had a succession of owners and was raced in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland for much of her history. Regrettably she was later modified and then fell into disrepair. In 1952, she was sold to Sydney where she was used for tourism work and even as a floating hearse – taking the ashes of deceased for burial at sea. She had a series of owners, one of which built a 'tram shed' coach roof on her flush deck, until 1986 when she was bought by a group of Melbourne businessmen, led by Hood sail maker Col Anderson and Doug Shields. This group undertook extensive research in order to restore Waitangi to her original condition.

The work took eight years and Waitangi was re-launched in 1994 to celebrate her 100th birthday. Her rigging, sail plan, hull and interior were, and still are, exactly as designed and built by Robert Logan down to the smallest detail, and her restoration was spectacular.


Waitangi is one of several classic yachts on show, -  Richard Gladwell  
When, in 2002, the Melbourne syndicate ran out of steam, an appropriate new owner for Waitangi was sought and, in 2006,she was sold to the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust in Auckland where she has raced regularly in classic yacht regattas ever since.

Not in the Vos shed, but at the Voyager Maritime Museum, will be the 11.6-metre gaff cutter Frances, built by the Logan Brothers yard in St Mary’s Bay and launched in 1905.

Frances was built of triple skin heart kauri over pohutukawa floors and frames. Her first owner was an Austrian-born Auckland storekeeper who used her primarily as a fishing boat.

In 1909 she was acquired by Robert Shakespeare, a former employee of the Logans, who had helped to build her. He and his family used her for many years carrying wool and produce from their Whangaparaoa farm (at Shakespeare Bay) to the Auckland markets.

Anson Shakespeare, Robert’s son, claimed they could get nine bales of wool below decks and as much as four tonnes of cement. At the height of the growing season, Frances would carry up to 600 large watermelons from the family farm to the Auckland market.

In 1991, Frances was sold to Auckland brothers Paul and Adam Cato who, in late 1999, carried out a major refurbishment of the yacht, including the refastening of the topsides along with a new deck and deck beams.
Then, in 2004, the Cato family gifted Frances to the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust. She has raced regularly in classic yacht events ever since.

Waitangi - 2008 Lindauer Classic Yacht Regatta -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


by Alan Sefton

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98513

10:36 AM Fri 15 Jun 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

13 Jun 2012  ISAF World Cup: Team Jolly on winning the Gold Medal at Weymouth
12 Jun 2012  Full Metal Jacket win Sails Of White Nights
11 Jun 2012  Evolution Sails Sail Noumea 2012 race labelled toughest for 20 years
10 Jun 2012  Noumea Race Day 9: - The final day and report - Update @ 2100hrs
09 Jun 2012  Noumea Race Day 8: - Elysium finishes Update @ 1230hrs
08 Jun 2012  ISAF World Cup: Day 4 - NZ improves on a stormy summer's day
07 Jun 2012  Noumea Race Day 7: Only five left to finish - Update @ 2230hrs
07 Jun 2012  Noumea Race Day 6: V5's skipper interviewed - Update @ 2230hrs
07 Jun 2012  ISAF World Cup: NZ leads in Mens 470 on Day 3 at 2012 Olympic venue
06 Jun 2012  ISAF World Cup: NZL 470 Men win two races on Day 2 at Olympic venue
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015 by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ... [more]  

Leading sailing marine electronics manufacturer B&G has been appointed an Official Race Supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15. B&G will also be providing full electronic navigation systems, tactical software and race support to the organisers of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race, which began on the October 4th in Alicante, Spain. ... [more]  

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote bound for Grenada, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. All of the competing yachts are now safely moored in Puerto Calero Marina and last night an informal welcome drinks reception was well received with crew ... [more]  

2014 Chicago Match Cup - At the end of Chicago Match Race Center's sixth season, the numbers show how well CMRC reached both into and beyond the Great Lakes sailing community. CMRC hosted a total of 12 graded events from May to October. Of these, the five Grade Three regattas were the best attended featuring 23 skippers from nine countries. ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ... [more]  

Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ... [more]  

Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: 'The Clipper Race is very pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back on board as Official Sails Supplier for our fourth consecutive race partnership. Hyde Sails evolved with us when we introduced the new Clipper 70 fleet in the last race and we were very pleased with how well the new sail wardrobes stood up to almost a year' ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ... [more]  

Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians by Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

Most of the nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's 67th Turkey Day Regatta came to enjoy sunny sailing in mild conditions, which the weekend delivered beautifully. By tradition, the winners received turkeys, not trophies, but for a few others it was another important stopover en route to Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics. They hope. ... [more]  

Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ... [more]  

Robert Scheidt talks to us just a few days before the Nassau start of the Star Sailors League Final. How do you feel inside? I feel very calm. Myself and Bruno have tons of experience with the Star. We’ve been competing together for 10 years now. ... [more]  

The US Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) has selected Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) to host their 2015 National Championships. This championship will be a week-long sailing spectacular on Pensacola Bay sailed by International Optimist Dinghy sailors from eight to 15 years old. ... [more]  

More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ... [more]  

The last day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup saw a grandstand finale to the 2014 PWA World Tour as the morning showers finally cleared to allow the wind to fill in and the respective titles to be decided. With the racing beginning later than scheduled the title race came down to one final race, which would ultimately decide the title. ... [more]  

Sometime during last night’s moonless gloom in the Volvo Ocean Race, the masthead lights of Dongfeng and Mapfre appeared to the west, maybe right where they would have been if we had jibed with the fleet the previous day. To say that was a relief is an understatement-that we are back in touch, back in the fray near the front, it keeps everyone motivated and pushing a little bit harder. ... [more]  

Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Corinna Halloran reports on day five of leg 2 for Team SCA. Team SCA has a super fan. She’s seven and, at home, she has posters of Team SCA on her wall. As a member of the team, and as a woman in 2014, this is extremely cool. ... [more]  

The Sailing Instructions for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final that will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November have been published. All ten Olympic events and an Open Kiteboarding event will be contested in the Emirati capital off of the stunning Corniche. ... [more]  

Italy's Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich have been one of the leading teams in the Women's Skiff, the 49erFX, and head to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ready for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]  

St Barth Cata Cup day 3 by Dominique Ladouceur
Day three’s race was a lot more difficult than yesterday’s at the St-Barth Cata Cup due to b winds. After pushing back the morning race to 2p.m. due to 30 knots winds at the tip of Colombier, the race committee decided to stick to only one race in the afternoon. ... [more]  

Team Alivimedica skipper Charlie Enright and navigator Will Oxley sat with Andy Rice to assess Leg 2 before the start in Cape Town. Here is the second part of the Leg Two analysis. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 24th November 0700 UTC. It's been a fairly quiet night out there - and the biggest change is that the boats are beginning to close up, and become more compact. ADOR, who gybed north first, around six hours before the rest of the fleet on Saturday night, have moved south a little, whereas the rest of the boats have remained in the same line. ... [more]  

The 10 competing teams at the RC44 Oman Cup enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Terry Hutchinson continued to guide Vladimir Prosihkin’s Team Nika the right way around the course, extending their lead in the overall standings, adding another race win to their scoreline, Team Aqua stay second with Charisma hanging onto third. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as of 23 November, 1900 UTC. Four days into the Leg 2, and the fleet is finally making progress towards Abu Dhabi. The seven boats are now south of Madagascar, and they’ve been heading north since last night. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 0748 UTC, November 23rd. So what happened overnight? Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were the first to head north and then progressively the other boats in the fleet decided to follow their lead. The fleet is really close together. ... [more]  

Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
VX ONE Winter Series - Norris and Family earn first weekend victory
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines
2014 Turkey Day Regatta – Day 1
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean
EPA punts on renewable fuel standard
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist
RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by   
Volvo Ocean Race - Discomfort takes over for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA   
Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015   
British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same?   
GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - Dates and venues   
Class 40-footers to be featured in 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race   
Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Big strides for Cousin and Moussilmani   
America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature   
ORC reveals rule improvements for 2015   
Volvo Ocean Race - Hammer down for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be 'an experience of a lifetime'   
RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium + Video   
St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on!   
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery   
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos   
Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in search of hometown glory   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT