Boating NZ November 2020

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

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2 min
gentlemen, start your engines

And so – Covid-bloody-19 notwithstanding – we come to the countdown to the 36th America’s Cup. With all three challengers now in Auckland and familiarising themselves with the tricky tides and winds of the Hauraki Gulf, the intensity is starting to ramp up – you can feel it in the air. The American team has, of course, been here for a while, but we finally have an opportunity to assess the performance of the British and Italian boats. Rarely has America’s Cup design DNA been the subject of so much discussion and speculation. These are definitely the strangest-looking vessels ever to compete for the Auld Mug – and they’re certainly the fastest. Quite a bit faster, if the rumours are to be believed, than the cats at the 2017 Bermuda event. 50…

2 min
underwater space station

Renowned aquanaut, ocean explorer and environmentalist Fabien Cousteau – grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau – is hoping a proposed underwater research station and habitat will address humanity’s most critical concerns. A project of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (FCOLC), PROTEUS™ has been conceived as an underwater version of the International Space Station. It will be a platform for global collaboration among researchers, academics, government agencies and corporations to advance science for the benefit of the planet. “As our life support system, the ocean is indispensable to solving the planet’s biggest problems,” says Cousteau. “Challenges created by climate change, rising sea levels, extreme storms and viruses represent a multi-trilliondollar risk to the global economy.” Proposed as the largest and most technologically advanced underwater station ever built, PROTEUS™ will allow scientists and aquanauts the time…

2 min
missing amber art found?

Polish divers have stumbled across the wreck of a WWII ship in the Baltic which they believe might contain missing treasure pilfered from Russia by the Nazis. The wreck is that of the 897-ton Karlsruhe – one of a fleet of vessels involved in Operation Hannibal, a German Navy initiative to evacuate thousands of troops and civilians from East Prussia between mid-January and May 1945 as the Red Army advanced. She left the port in a great hurry on April 12, 1945 – the last ship to leave Królewiec before the Russians took it. She was carrying 1,083 refugees and 360 tons of cargo but was sunk the next day. There were only 113 survivors. It’s also believed she was carrying the priceless art and amber panels (valued at £250million in today’s money)…

1 min
remembering keith andrews

As a young boy in the ‘60’s Keith Andrews asked his parents for a sailing dinghy for Christmas. But with five children his parents had no extra money, and Christmas came and went dinghy-less. From then on Keith knew if he wanted anything he’d have to work for it, so he got a part time job. His first boat was an OK dinghy, which he kept at the local Onerahi Yacht Club. Every Sunday he loaded the sails and gear onto his bike and rode to the club for racing. In his teens the motor mechanic partnered up with fellow sailmaker yachtie Jack Lloyd to build and race the 24ft Bruce Farr design Strait Laced. A few years later they built Lovelace – a Bruce Farr One-Ton racing yacht. The determined young…

2 min
larry pardey 1939 – 2020

Larry Pardey – Canadian sailor, boatbuilder and author – died earlier this year in a Northland rest home after a life of sailing and building boats. Pardey – who with wife Lin coauthored 12 books on their voyaging – was one of the first people to sail across the Sahara Desert. In 1967, as part of an expedition organised by the French and sponsored by National Geographic, he captained a North American team sailing land yachts from Colum Bechar in Algeria to Noachott in Mauritania, a distance of approximately 2735 kms. Pardey began sailing at age 17 in Vancouver. He purchased and restored a 28-foot Tumlaren sloop, Annalisa. In 1964 he sold her and went to California in search of an affordable cruising boat. Instead, he signed as first mate on the 85-foot…

1 min
ressurrected gathering

After Covid-19 derailed the scheduled 2020 Superyacht Gathering, organisers are determined to get things back on track next year. The 2021 edition of the event is scheduled for 24 - 26 March and, as with the inaugural 2019 Gathering, it’s shaping up to be another inspiring get-together of philanthropists, superyacht owners, leaders, industry influencers and superyacht vagabonds. Two speakers have been secured: Jonathan Beckett and Andrew Winch. Avid sailor and CEO of Burgess, Beckett will join his sailing buddy Winch (CEO of Winch Designs) to share superyacht stories and thoughts on what the future holds. The Superyacht Gathering is not a typical yacht conference or symposium. It brings together like-minded people to share experiences and knowledge. The event focuses on people and stories, delivering ownership journeys, technology developments, altruism, authentic lifestyle experiences, opportunities and…