Welcome to the Maunie of Ardwall blog

This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall charting our adventures as we sail around the world. The boat is now on the east coast of Australia while we spend a summer back in Britain.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Playing with the Big Boys

Yesterday was the start of Bay of Islands Sailing Week, a three-day regatta which draws all the serious racing boats from around New Zealand and beyond. We went out in Maunie to try to get some photos, after a morning of boat work, and found ourselves to be in great position to see the TP52 racers come past with their spinnakers flying. So here's a selection of photos:

These boats are quick. Di had to give Maunie's engine full throttle to keep clear.


We couldn't quite hear the shouts of 'Starboard!!' from this distance. They crossed pretty close to one another.








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