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Paul Pless
12-22-2015, 08:05 AM
:D

New Zealand yacht Tarua on Sydney Harbour, circa 1951



http://41.media.tumblr.com/41a002136ee8d265d6b5804641275114/tumblr_nv997uksLs1u8afm5o1_1280.jpg

The Bigfella
12-22-2015, 02:34 PM
Nice rudder

The Bigfella
12-22-2015, 02:36 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/New_Zealand_18-footers_TARUA_and_RESULT_on_Sydney_Harbour_(879740 9053).jpg

skuthorp
12-22-2015, 02:37 PM
"Where does this go mate?"

Paul Pless
12-22-2015, 02:39 PM
Nice rudder

Dagger board no?

The Bigfella
12-22-2015, 02:42 PM
Here's Tarua on port tack, but Billy Barnett in the leading boat, Myra Too, dominated that series. The other boats are Kiwi too... Beverley Too and Harmony

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c0/18_footers_MYRA_TOO%2C_TARUA_%28NZ%29%2C_BEVERLEY_ TOO_%28NZ%29_and_HARMONY_%28NZ%29_on_Sydney_Harbou r_%288206392959%29.jpg/585px-18_footers_MYRA_TOO%2C_TARUA_%28NZ%29%2C_BEVERLEY_ TOO_%28NZ%29_and_HARMONY_%28NZ%29_on_Sydney_Harbou r_%288206392959%29.jpg

The Bigfella
12-22-2015, 02:50 PM
Dagger board no?

Looks more like an oar

Meanwhile.... here's a 2014 photo of two of the crew from Myra, the winner of the World's that year.... bailer boy Brian Stewart (81 when photo taken) and the builder/skipper, Billy Barnett (99 years old). Barnett turned 100 this last June... and was the builder of '67 America's Cup challenger, Dame Pattie

https://anmm.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/myra_too_launch_51.jpg?w=584&h=389

Chip-skiff
12-22-2015, 03:46 PM
On that Development of the Planing Hull thread there was quite a lot on early planing hulls built in NZ. I recall reading something about Kiwis seeing racing scows in the US and building similar hulls back home. They were also called skimmers, I think. Very light and fast. Some were shipped to Australia and South Africa, where they dominated racing events.

JimD
12-22-2015, 03:50 PM
Dagger board no? He may have been referring to the fact that there appears to be no rudder, or possibly the oar in the gent's hand. Odd that the daggerboard is going in or out with the mainsail up. Looks like the guy with the oar in his right hand is trying to hold the boom outboard with his left to clear the daggerboard slot.

The Bigfella
12-22-2015, 04:11 PM
On that Development of the Planing Hull thread there was quite a lot on early planing hulls built in NZ. I recall reading something about Kiwis seeing racing scows in the US and building similar hulls back home. They were also called skimmers, I think. Very light and fast. Some were shipped to Australia and South Africa, where they dominated racing events.

I wouldn't quite say "dominated".

NZ has won the 18 footer world championship 7 times since it's inception, in 1938. Up until 1960, it had been contested 10 times and NZ had 5 of the wins. Since 1960, they've only managed it two more times, back in the 70's.

The UK and the USA have won it twice each.

Australia - 54 times. A good friend of mine has two of those to his name, including one in a boat he built himself.