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August 11, 2017

After a Happy half Hour, we prepared to go ashore. After a fairly wet ride aboard the rib we made it to Waiheke. Fortunately the weather held out to allow for some ample wine tasting however, this was not the case when we ventured out for a swim. After a fairly quick dip in the sea we made our way back to shore and boarded the rib and returned to Tenacious. The ride back was wet and windy and promptly followed by a warm shower. A Sea shower of course, as we left the bay and prepared the sails we were graced with a stroke of luck in the form of some sunny weather. As I close we are presently sailing towards our anchorage near Rakino.

– Penry Herdman

Kia ora koutou katoa A little poem for you all…


You are accommodatingly spacious

We are learning to go with the flow

Even though we may be a bit slow

Captain Darren and first mate Fliss

You help make the journey bliss

From Great Barrier, down to Waiheke, over to Rakino And back down to The City of Sails Tamaki Ma Kaurau


You are incredibly courageous

We ease and we haul

We climb and we don’t fall

You sail with ease

In the Waitemata breeze

Is it the bunt lines? I haven’t got a clue lines.

Some of us were queasy

And a little bit sneezy.


You are so gracious

It’s all about building character, living in the moment, respect, support, encouragement, knowledge, wisdom, curiosity, positive attitude, sharing and listening to each other’s stories.

The 24 hour routine of great food

To keep us in the right mood.

Watch, get your bearings,

Sailing at the helm,

Happy hour and mess duty.


It’s people, It’s people, It’s people

He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata

Written by The Port Aft Watch

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