Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

OPENING OF THE YACHTING SEASON.

The Otago Yacht Clnb opened their season on Saturday afternoon under circumstances which were not the most favorable that could be desired, the weather being showery, with occasional stiff southerly squalls, which prevented a number of the smaller craft taking part. Shortly after half-past three, however, several yachts made their appearance in the Upper Harbor, and the steam launches Gordon and Goldfinch, - each haying a goodly number of ladies • and gentlemen on hoard, left the cross ' wharf and headed the yachts in a short cruise down the harbor. The order of the yachts ;was:—Anonyraa (with the’ commodore, Mr S. Myers, oh hoard), Thelma (with the vicecommodore?'Mr S. S. Bannister, on board), Leader, Adelaide,-White Wings, Matajsana, Altanta, Geip, Waterwitch, JRnyu, and Violet. After having gone once round the prescribed course, most of the yachts being close-reefed, the .commodore signalled •* double file/-’ and in that form, 1 or as pearly as was possible with a stiff wind blowing, another short praise was wade. After about an Jump had beep

thus spent the yachts came tp moorings off the D. A.B.’a shed,'to which the crews and also _ the passengers from „ the launches repaired for afternoon tea.. Over 200 ladies and gentlemen partook of .'refreshments. During tho proceedings the commodore, in a short speech, declared the yachting, season for 1897-98 open. A musical programme was then gone through, the- following taking part Messrs M'Donald, mandoline and guitar, duet; Mr Lily, solo ‘Anchored’; Misses Brookes, duet * Would that my love’; Mr W, Smith, ‘Love’s serenade’; Miss Read, ‘Woodland serenade’; Mr A. J. Bloxam, * ‘ The clang of the forge ’; and Mr D. A. De Mans sang a couple of comic songs. Mrs Murphy played the accompaniments, and the concert was very successful and highly enjoyable. The catering arrangements were Satisfactorily carried out by the Covent Garden Company.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD18971101.2.57

Bibliographic details

OPENING OF THE YACHTING SEASON., Issue 10459, 1 November 1897

Word Count
306

OPENING OF THE YACHTING SEASON. Issue 10459, 1 November 1897

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working