While the storm raged last weekend, something exciting was happening inside the Emirates Team New Zealand sail loft down in Viaduct Basin. The Tucker’s new mains’l was being cut and stitched.
This unusual turn of events was thanks to Ross Blackman, who is not only part of Emirates Team New Zealand but also Chair of Far North Holdings Ltd, sponsors of a youth development voyage. When he came on board to meet the youngsters after their 7-day voyage, he noticed the very poor state of our Mains’l.Read More
We half way through maintenance and it would be fair to say that the weather has not been kind! Yesterday was the first day in recent memory that we had blue skies and sun all day. It gave our crew member Marsha Baker the chance to some work in the rigging. Otherwise we have been bombarded by squalls and whipped by wind.
Despite this, a canopy has been set up so that work can continue on the hatch repairs and cabin top replacement. This is progressing slowly but looking good as the inevitable cold and wet weather delays drying of glue and makes life difficult.Read More