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Here is a series of Whitbread boats from the 1986-86 race; all photographed on Auckland Harbour in January 1986.

 

First is Cote D'Or.  The Javelin in the foreground is a Farr Mk II from the mid 70's.  Several of this design did well - some that come to mind are Nice One, Jonathon Livingston Seagull and Worzel Gummidge.

 

The other boats are Atlantic Privateer, Drum, UBS Switzerland, and (of course) Lion.

 

1986 Cote D'Or.jpg

1986 Atlantic Privateer.jpg

1986 Drum.jpg

1986 UBS Switzerland.jpg

1986 Lion NZ.jpg

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I have been scanning some old negatives, some of which are in very poor condition, but may bring back some memories.  I hope you find something interesting amongst them.

 

I will start with the launch of Feltex Roperunner in late 1980 at Half Moon Bay. You may recognize some people, Don and Jim Lidgard, Farr, Bowler...

In the late 80's there was a boat called Roperunner sailing out of Melbourne... Any connection to this one?

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theres heaps of these boats bobbing about with out an owner in the world ceramco was one and found a new owner and a smarten up , there’s one at Gulf harbour , there just doesn’t seem to be a life for these boats , shame ,

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theres heaps of these boats bobbing about with out an owner in the world ceramco was one and found a new owner and a smarten up , there’s one at Gulf harbour , there just doesn’t seem to be a life for these boats , shame ,

Was Ceramco rescued from the "Sheriff's Auction" we saw posted here a couple of years ago?
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theres heaps of these boats bobbing about with out an owner in the world ceramco was one and found a new owner and a smarten up , there’s one at Gulf harbour , there just doesn’t seem to be a life for these boats , shame ,

By the same token, what to do with the 1/2 dozen or so 12 metre or AC class hulls sitting at Hobsonville point?

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theres heaps of these boats bobbing about with out an owner in the world ceramco was one and found a new owner and a smarten up , there’s one at Gulf harbour , there just doesn’t seem to be a life for these boats , shame ,

There is one up here in Whangarei that’s just had a major birthday and was from gulf harbour , dunno if it’s the same one ? It’s called camara about 75-80 ft

 

https://www.camarasailing.com/

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