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[By Spinnaker.] TIDES.

On Saturday Jiiti. the thago Yacht, Club hold til --if annual picnic for the children of thy various orphanages. In previous y«uri 'he orphan* have been taken to Quarantine Island, and entertained there, hut, this yew the procession will make its iv;iv to Port Chalmets, where afternoon tea, will be provided by the Union Company aboivrd either ihe"Maungamii or the Tahiti. As a considerable number of boats are required for this transport service, it is to'be trusted that- owners will offer their boats at onto to Mr H. F. Nrv, who is in charge of Ihe arrangements. Hvriv boat will be required, as a' !-M<-i- two "of the laiger boats are anfmnmatelv not available at this time. Vida is again afloat, looking quite ship chape a-itd. ' Bristol fashion. Dining the winter -.ciisiderablf .iltciatiou? have been effected. The engine has been whiffed forward, and a bulkhead ha? been built across ..(> y .s to toirn ao engine loom separate from the A-abin, while, the cabin line been lengthened by some- 3ft. This new arrangement w'ill make for more comfort, and" lew crew should get more fun out of then 1 boat than previuiply. Jvonmii .is ba-'k Horn hei ciuise south, and w.'.s only prevented In- bad weatln-r from icai hiitg Stewart Island. As mentioned in these notes, sdm had to put into Waikawa through sUrss ~i weather, and ;is time was short, r'ne did not ptoceed any further south. The greatest experience- of the trip iva; comilie; over the Cut I ins River lar, which, can best be described by * note it dived from one of the crew;" "The crew had a, thrilling experience when c.inline over the Catlins River bai. The rollers wero mast high, and one sent the launch fairly on her beam ends, breaking in ix>i't> and flooding everythiii.;. Soroe two loins of ballast was thrown from one j-ide of the boat to the other, wliich caused a considerable listto poit. Komuri, however, made a good run to the J leads, thanks to her reliable crude oil engine, and the crew are alrcady iooking forward to their next cruise."'

The yachtsmen and motor-boat men in the Old Country arc having u strenuous tim< v serving iu tin- Ibiyal Motor Boat "iVservt;.. and the iatct papers, sbic that line* -well-known -;iid highly competent yachtsmen have hist their" lives while serving tho Kmpiie. To tli<> "man in the street" the work of tho Reserve is. L mil afraid, looked upon as unimportant and not of much value at this time, but- those who are in a. position to j utile state that tho yachtsmen who are engaged in the Reserve are of as much service, to their country as the men in the trenches. One almost" wishes that a like opportunity were given the men in Ota no Harbor. Thirty-live: per cent, of the members of the Crouch Yacht Club (Kiudaud) are. on tserviefi either with the Army or Navy, including the (ommodore. Hon. secretary, and treasurer. Surely a. record for a yacht club. It seems that a sort of moratorium has been ar/roed upon between the Xew York Yacht Club and the Royal Ulster Yacht Club with regard to the position of the chiill*?riser and defender of the America Cup. lie? Americans have agreed that during Uio war no tr'als or alterations will be. made in any oi* the prospective defenders, and the. ■j.itur.tio.ii remains as it was at the declaration of war and until peace is declared, thus Sir Thomas Lipton will not. be handicapped by the unfortunate circumstances.

Taiaroa Head. Ijunedm. a.m. p.m. a.m. p m. Jiuuury 20' . .. 6.4 6.26 7.14 7.56 January • 2L .. 6.48' 7.9 7.58 8.19 JaniiiU'v • 22 '. .. 7.51 7.55 8.41 9.3 January 25 . .. 8.18 8.45 9.28 9.55 SiHItUU'V ■ 24 .. .. 9.8 9.55 10.18 10.47> himnirv 25 . .. 9.58 10.25 11.8 11.55 Limrarv 26 . .. 10.48 11.16 11.59 .—

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YACHTING NOTES, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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YACHTING NOTES Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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