[By Spinnaker.] TIDES.
Professor Scott's 18ft dinghy, which is being built by Miller Bros, at Port Chalmers, is nearing completion, and is expected to bo ready for tho water on Saturday, and a trml should bo got out of her at the beginning of the week. Viewing this boat in the stocks, it is evident she is, a e.aso of " rnnltum in parvo," for although she is only 18ft over all her beam and depth of hull would do justice to u very much larger boat. She is to bo painted a royal blue, and will bear the sobriquet of Bluebottle. The professor is talking about entering hor at Port Chalmers on Boxing Day. Good luck to her. Humor lias it that Isabella has changed hands, and will in future be moored off the flub. It is to be hoped that her new owner will inter lior in the various club events. n» entries are badly wanted,* and tho moiv numerous the competitors the more interesting does tho race become. The new boat harbor grows apace, and very little remanis to bo completed. Tho dredge is practically finished, and only about 30yds of the outer, wall requires to be built in. Mr Moller's original estimation as to the time of opening—viz., Christmas—will not be very far short of tho mark, and the boats should soon be moored behind the shelter of tho outside walls. It is evident that the yachtsmen will bo put to some little inconvenience until the Yacht Club shift the dinghy grid, and the time will not be very far distant when the club will require to tackle the job of shifting the slip-way also. Matua as usual went down the Bay on Saturdav, and spent Sundav there, coming up on Sunday evening. The hard breeze blowing gave" her all she wanted. Eventually she had to put into Russell's to t.i'k in several reefs, and even then she got a dusting in the short sea. Since losing her mast at Ravensbourne some thno weeks ago. Waimana has been on the "hard," and her crew busily at vork burning her off and otherwise engaged in overhauling her, so that when she is put nlloat again she should be in first-class mettle to meet her old friend Myro. and we shall no doubt be treated to some very keen sailing between these two flyers nt Port Chalmers and Broad Bay Regattas. The annual harbor race has come and gone, and in some ways was the poorest on record. Out of seven entries received there were only four starters and three boats to finish. The handicapping accounted for line non-starter, while another was " oil panne.' and the thr boat did not start.owing to a misunderstanding as to the position of the starting line, and losing time looking for the officials, who were in position three quarters of an hour previous to the starting time. All the others got away in good style, although some lost valuable .seconds, which, in the ease Of Komuri, cost her the race. Coming up channel on thy return trip it was anyone's race, the boats being all in a bunch, with Norana and Komuri leading. From where the ofl'n ials were standing it looked as if some boring might be taking place to prevent passing. However, it was very difficult to judge, and as ub protest was made no further steps were taken. It might be as well to wrni yachtsmen that boring beside being illegal is also a dangerous game to play, 0.-peciailv in narrow waters where there are any beacons, as in the event of cm unoffending boat being damaged by collision the offender is liable under the Shipping Act. Sailing and 'motor boat, men are reminded that the entries lor the Port Regatta clo.M' with the secretary. Mr E. S. Wilson, to-morrow. The entrv fee is only is, and as the regatta is to be run on patriotic lines it is to be trusted that all tin* crews will make a point of entering and turning out. as the proceeds are in aid of the patriotic fund:
Taiaroa Hea4 Dunedrn. a.m. p.m. a.m. pn?December 16 1.16 1.45 2.26 2.55 December 17 2.13 ' 2.42 3.23 3.52 December 18 3.13 3.44 . 4.23 4.54 December 19 4.12 4.40 5.22 5.50 December 20 . 5.7 .6.33 6.17 6.43 December 21 5.68 6.24 7.8 7.34 December 22 6.48 7.11 7.58 8.21
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YACHTING NOTES, Evening Star, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914