NZ Built Kauri Yacht to be Restored

I travel to Picton to help Hamish move Saoirse to a slip at the Waikawa Bay Marina.

Saoirsa is a Steve Cox designed, Kauri Yacht, built in 1969 by Lional Jefcoat. She is to be taken out of the water for a make over.

In her class she is a combination of 140 years of single handed, ocean racing and cruising, technology and Kiwi ingenuity.

The weather didn’t play it’s part but I was able to have a good look around the area and catch up with what happened to Hamish’s carving after it was removed from the camp at Picton.
Picton Camp –

Hamish starts preparing the Kauri for the faces to be mounted on the cross beams of Stoney’s Waka.

Part 1

As Fortune would Have It – Short handed offshore yachts

The mission was to get Saoirse onto the slip at Waikawa Marina. Bad weather and an act of fortune gave me another week hanging out with Hamish.
I got to learn a bit more about Hamish and his boats while stranded on the Waikawa Bay Jetty.

Part 2

Enjoy 🙂