FORMER AUCKLANDER WINS
Winner of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's competition for the design of a 26ft waterline yacht for cruising and racing in the Hauraki Gulf is Lieutenant-Commander A. C. Robb, a former Aucklander, now of London. The first prize was £25 sterling. Second place went to a design by Mr. R. L. Stewart, a wellknown Auckland yachtsman, and owner of the M class Maroro, while Shipbuilders Limited, of Auckland and Mr. A. H. Hall, of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, London, shared third place. Fifth place went to a Nelson yachtsman, Mr. G. C. Dickson. Requirements were for a "good, wholesome type of fast cruiser, capable of being handled by a crew of two, and suitable to local conditions." Approximate dimensions were to be: waterline, 26ft; overall length, 36 to 38ft; beam, 9ft; draught, sft 6in. The convener of the competition, Mr. E. Hutchison, said that ' the design would be made available to any yachtsman in New Zealand. The competition had been held to aid yachtsmen who would build their own boats when that was again possible. From the prospective builder, the squadron will require a deposit of £25, of which £15 will be returned when building is completed. Of the balance of £10, £5 will be forwarded to the designer as a consultation fee, and £5 will >; be retained by the squadron to defray expenses of reproducing drawings and making patterns available.
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CRUISER-RACER, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945
CRUISER-RACER Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945
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