Next Races (in date order)
Race 8 on 30th May-2018
ColorTile - Last race of May series
Sunday Winter Bate Bay Passage series
Race 4 on Sunday 3-June-2018
Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker combined
See Winter page for changes and details.
Video, courtesy of Newton Real Estate in Gallery.
Pursuit Start: Changed
New nominal start time 1300hrs.
See next times on the Sunday page.
Please contact Kevin Travis (0408227185) for help in finding or placing crew. See here for list of crew wishing to sail or to be placed on the list.
Twilight and Winter Series Sponsor
Can anyone help trace the history of Maori Lass, believed to have sailed with the PHOYC in the early years.
She is being restored in Tasmania and her owner would appreciate any information that can allow him to complete the history.
Ross (Roscoe) Barnett tells of the loving - and ongoing! - restoration of the Maori Lass. Thanks in anticipation.
Cheers Ross Barnett 0438 300 229
Extract from Cruising Helmsman;
Maori Lass was built over a two-year period in North Hobart by Ron Andrewartha and his two sons, Tom and Bob. The keel and ribs are of Tasmanian blue gum and the planking is celery top pine, the fastenings are copper nails that have been clenched, not roved. The reason for clenching was because the vessel was being built immediately after the war, materials were scarce and copper fastenings were expensive. The decking is oregon, was canvas covered and the interior lockers are constructed from king billy, celery top pine and Tasmanian fiddleback myrtle.
After 21 years of racing and cruising on the River Derwent and D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Maori Lass was relocated to Port Hacking south of Sydney where she continued to race and cruise the east coast; one of those cruises was an extended cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. After acquiring new custodians Maori Lass had a refit in Darwin in 1976 and then embarked on a circumnavigation that would see her at sea for the next six years.