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Old 25-07-2011, 19:45   #1
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Amokura o Raukawa ?

Just the other night read the article "The Trials of the Urban Yachties" by Michael Field a New Zealand columnist in which the ketch Amokura o Raukawa is partially described.
The trials of the urban yachties – Travel – Lifestyle – New Zealand Listener
"Sailing around the Sounds on a tropical bird with no toilet.
It was a good wind, coming out of the south-east, the sea was slight and Cannibal Cove was just slipping off the port quarter.
There, a “melancholy affair” – as James Cook put it – had unfolded. His men staged a ritual trial, execution and eating of a pet dog, in the process giving Anne Salmond a title for her bestseller, The Trial of the Cannibal Dog.
We were on board the ketch Amokura o Raukawa, eating organically reared veal and drinking some of Marlborough’s finest wines.
Heading out of Queen Charlotte Sound, salt water and sun burning our faces and wind in the sails, it was almost possible to believe that we were sailors on the Endeavour, instead of four city men on a sailing holiday in the Marl-borough Sounds.
Jim, our captain, had one hand on the tiller. He held up his other hand to the morning sun, like an important instrument."

So I don't know how many have been fortunate to travel on this yacht, but if anyone has and has a photo please send me a Personal Message. Thanks.
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Old 26-07-2011, 14:23   #2
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Re: Amokura o Raukawa?

Hunting for the 'Raukawa'

Hoping to get a photo sent to me by the weekend. Might even drive down to the Mana Cruising Club Marina and take a photo myself this weekend.
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Old 26-07-2011, 22:17   #3
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Re: Amokura o Raukawa?

Speaking to the marina custodian, it looks like a false alarm. Amokura O Raukawa is only 9.2 metres, so that is less than 30', whereas the Raukawa was 40'.
Still no pictures or photos or phone calls from the owner yet.
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Re: Amokura o Raukawa ?

Tonight I rang the owner of the Amokura O Raukawa. He said the Raukawa had been reconfigured as a cutter. He had seen it in Wellington area in the late seventies.
He suggested I get in touch with the Secretary of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club.
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