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[By SriN'.VAiLEK.] TIDES. Taiaroa Head. Dunedin. a.m. p.m. a.m. pm. December 50 ... 0."4 0.57 . 1.44 2.7 December 31 ... 1.22 1.46 2.32 2.56 January 1 ... 2.10 2.33 3.20 5.43 January 2 ... 2.58 3.24 4.8 4.34 January 3 ... 3.47 4.11 4.57 5.21 January 4 ... 4.35 4.58 5.45 6.8 January 5 ... 5.20 5.42 6.50 6.52 Professor Scott's 18ft sailing dinghy was completed just too late to enable her to race at Port regatta. However, the professor had her out on trial on tho afternoon of Roxing Day under trysail and iib, when she proved as stiff as trie provcrnial church. On .Monday afternoon she was sailed up to town, and was shipped yesterday per Victoria for Lyttelton, and from* then' ishe will he sailed round to Sumner, her home port. .Messrs .Miller Bros, are to lie congratulated on turning out a well-tiniished job. In spite of good entries, the second and third cla-s events at I'ort regatta produced few starters. Minnow, Vera., and hie/, represented the third clas.s, and Inez, gave, up immediately after crossing. .Minnow secured the lead at lite .start, and, opening out on Vera, all tho time, finally won with something in hand. In the tecond class, Runa, Eileen, and Ripple were the starters, Kmiu having been promoted from the third class in order to malic a race. 'This race was marred by an unfortunate accident to Hippie. Jt apjears that one of the motor boats in tho large ran- broke doun close to one of the perches, and as it was a case of either limning into the motor boai or- tho perch, Hippie's skipper spoitintfly tackled the perch, with the lesnit that 6he was so badly damaged that she sank in 10 minutes, liy a stroke of good luck thero were plenty of boats about to take oil' the crew, while I'.una gave up the race and stood I.v. l'nder the circumstances it is to he tiu.-ted that the Sailing Committee awatd the new of the Huna a certilicai". In the First Class Race eight boats came to the line, and all made a splendid .-tart. Myri) hauling, with the rest close behind. 'Myro continued in the lead, and pulled out "all the time, with Waimana and I'ucana leliowing up in that order. Wuiinatta an<l 'l'ucaua- had tho misfortune to he becalmed a lew yards from the iiuishing line after Myro had ttnished, otherwise the msult would have looked closer on paper. Janet, after her excellent display in the last dub race, seemed to be quite, out of form, while Annis, .Matua. and Thelmn <lid not Mil up to their usual [Standard. Cordon Miller has got his "\-lxittrmicd , motor boat well forward, and expects to have her into the water early next month. As sin: is the tirst of her "type in these waters her |ei formance iis sure to no watched with interest. lined cutties have been received for Rroad Ray regatta, ami. given line weather, -poctator- {ind competitors are assisted o'f "o<h! sport.

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YACHTING NOTES, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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YACHTING NOTES Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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