Openboat cruising in the Hauraki Gulf
New Zealand

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Kawau Bay

Barquentine Spirit of New Zealand Bon Accord harbour behind Looking toward Kawau Island Sailing to Kawau,
Kylie in deckchair

Kawau Island

Pohutukawa Bay

Mansion house bay,
Spirit of New Zealand at the wharf

Anchored for the night,
Spray & Undine in background

Kawau Bay, bound for Sandspit

Mahurangi, regatta day


Chart of Mahurangi & Kawau

Link to more pictures of Undine


Anchored for the night at Scott's Landing, Mahurangi

Auckland's upper Waitemata harbour, bound for the Forrester's Arms Tavern at Riverhead

The small sailboat is a "Houdini" designed by John Welsford. A Houdini normally has a single standing lugsail, but I fancied a yawl, so that's what this one became.
Lindsay Fenwick.

For more information on John's designs go to: