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Boating NZ June 2019

Boating NZ inspires boating enthusiasts with reviews of new boats, coverage of technical innovations, maintenance advice, columns and cruising stories.

New Zealand
Boating New Zealand Limited
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Winter’s grey, rainy skies and icy temperatures are never an inducement to jump into your boat for a spot of cruising or fishing – but it is the perfect time to assess your boating lifestyle and begin planning for the summer ahead. What better place to get your mind into the right space than the annual Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. This year’s recent event drew record crowds (5% up on last year) and a stellar showing from the marine industry. And it seems the forum achieved its objectives on both sides, with many exhibitors reporting record or near-record sales over the four days. Such alignment is encouraging. It suggests a happy, engaged and enthusiastic boating public – a growing body of boaties who are keen to expand and enhance their passion. On…

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EDITORIAL TEAM Editor Lawrence Schäffler editor@boatingnz.co.nz Lead journalist John Eichelsheim Regular contributors Jon Tucker, Sarah Ell, Norman Holtzhausen, Harold Kidd, John Macfarlane, Matt Vance, Lindsay Wright CREATIVE TEAM Art director Debra Tunnicliffe Production manager Mike Embleton Digital imaging Willie Coyle Video editors BB Group Ltd Cover design Mike McCullough Cover photo Lissa Reyden ADVERTISING Brett Patterson 0274733945 brett.patterson@boatingnz.co.nz Tim Porter 0274952233 tim.porter@boatingnz.co.nz MANAGEMENT TEAM Publisher Tim Porter Sales manager Brett Patterson BOATING NEW ZEALAND CONTACT Office Unit 16, 160 Beaumont Street, Westhaven 1010, New Zealand Postal PO Box 301063, Albany Auckland 0752, New Zealand Telephone (09) 373 3436 Email editor@boatingnz.co.nz PRINTING & DISTRIBUTION Printer Ovato Limited, New Zealand Distributors Gordon & Gotch (NZ) SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BACK ISSUES Website www.boatingnz.co.nz Freephone 0508 692 628 Postal Boating NZ Subscriptions PO Box 12028, Hamilton 3248, New Zealand…

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schooner battle

The 128-foot Naema – built in 2012 – won May’s inaugural Capri Classica Regatta in Naples, an event that attracted four giant schooners. The regatta – the first round of the Schooner Cup Series – was created by the International Schooner Association in conjunction with the International Maxi Association. This Capri event will be followed by September’s Monaco Classic Week and Les Voiles de St Tropez, where the winner will be awarded the Schooner of the Year Trophy. Naema – inspired by the 1938 Alfred Mylne design Panda, raced against Mariette of 1915 (a 138-foot 1915 Nathanael Herreshoff schooner), Orianda (85-foot 1937 Dahlstrom staysail schooner) and Puritan – a 126-foot 1930 Alden gaff schooner. Perhaps the most unusual feature of the regatta is the start protocol. While most yacht races start with boats…

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street’s treasure trove

A new exhibition at the New Zealand Maritime Museum celebrates the man behind the historic Fosters ship chandlery and one of the country’s most recognised maritime identities, John Street. From lobbying against Robert Muldoon’s boat tax in the 1970s to introducing the Tug Boat race at the Auckland Anniversary Regatta, he’s been the man at the helm of many of Auckland’s maritime projects for over 50 years. Street gifted an eclectic collection of nautical objects to the Maritime Museum in 2017. A selection of these curiosities can now be viewed as part of the exhibition, One Man’s Treasure: John Street and the Fosters Collection. Housed in the Maritime Museum’s Edmiston Gallery, it opened at the end of May and runs to September. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to take a look inside…

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the somme comes to the north sea

…35,000 tons of unexploded bombs, shells and grenades Deadly mustard gas – one of the scourges of WW1 battles such as the Somme – is once again becoming a threat in Europe following the detection of leaks from a massive weapons dump in the North Sea. The ammunition dump is less than a mile off Belgium’s North Sea coastline, close to the Belgian town of Knokke. Buried under a two-mile sandbank are scores of cement-filled containers containing 35,000 tons of unexploded bombs, shells and grenades – mainly German weapons from WW1. While the so-called weapons cemetery has long been considered safe, there are now new fears that the ammo may create problems after traces of both mustard gas and TNT were detected on the sandbank, known as Paardenmarkt. An insidious chemical weapon, mustard…