Category Archives: Stewart 34 Yachting

“Stewart 34 Yachting-the First Fifty Years” book+DVD now available!

                                    Introduction by Peter Montgomery, written by long time Stewart 34 sailor George Backhus. Just published, this 182 page, A4 size book documents … Continue reading

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The Mighty Stewart 34 Yacht-A Kiwi Icon

Pacquita and Precedent cross tacks during the 2008 Stewart Championships-Ivor Wilkins Photo  In 1958 R. L. “Bob” Stewart was commissioned by Peter Colmore-Williams to design a fast 34-foot racing yacht that could double as a comfortable family cruiser.  The … Continue reading

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Auckland Anniversary Day

If you were lucky enough to be in  Auckland on this year’s Anniversary Day, you would have been treated to fine weather, beautiful sailing conditions and beautiful array of classic yachts taking part in the annual Anniversary Day Regatta. My … Continue reading

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Rum racing in Auckland

    Formula One. After five months and five thousand miles of sailing last cruising season, what exactly do I do in the “off season.” For many cruisers, it’s time for visits back home to the see family and … Continue reading

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Rum Racing on Auckland Harbour

After five months and five thousand miles of sailing last cruising season, what exactly do I do in the “off season.” For many cruisers, it’s time for visits back home to the see family and friends, yacht maintenance and repair, … Continue reading

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Back in the First World (Auckland)

After five months of cruising in “the boonies,” re-entry into civilization is a bit of a shocker. It is great to be back “home” in Auckland, but it may take us awhile to catch our breath and adjust from “island … Continue reading

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