This is a full sized half model of Steinlager 2 that is bolted to the wall of the Auckland Maritime Museum. This museum has a good collection of historical boats and is well worth a visit.
Here I am looking pretty pleased with myself - and why not! It was such a perfect day on the harbour weather wise and I was pleased not to be just a spectator but a full part of the crew.
Just behind where we were moored there was a full on session of Dragon Boat racing with all women crews. The paddling is done in time to the beat of a large drum positioned in the stern of the boat. There was much cheering and shouting and merriment going on.
Crowds of people enjoying the sun and water and activities at the Viaduct Basin.
There were lots of punters out on various ferry boats watching the days events.
days gone by.
I think she is available to the public to sail on pretty much on the same basis that I sailed on 'Steinlager 2' ---- The Volvo Ocean Race competitors arrive in Auckland in a months time and I am sure 'Lion New Zealand' will be out and about when the next leg of the Volvo starts in Auckland! - so I will have to do some homework and see what I can come up with. Happy Days!