With temperatures over 20 degrees it was a great day on the Otago harbour for a handful of people that made it to Classic Boat Day. Goat Island is used adjacent to Port Chalmers Yacht Club to race boats around. While the classic boats were enjoying a host of activities Les McBean had lined up for them, the normal Saturday racing went ahead with a couple club yachts that turned up to race.
While the number of yachts attending events was down on other years, the Otago harbour was alive with many other people taking advantage of the warm weather. This included a group of kids who sailed up from Dunedin to stay on Quarantine Island, other private yachts and heaps of fizz boats with fishing rods after the salmon.
Unfortunately I dont have many pictures of classic yachts as I was not at the club in the morning and was club racing in the afternoon. I will add pictures at the end of this if I get any sent to me. I have however mananged to get a few good shots of Ian Milne’s wooden yacht which was recently built by him here in Dunedin.
Southern Tack Administrator