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.