BREEZE sets sail in the Bay of Islands Regatta

Monday, January 19, 2015
Breeze sets sail in the 2015 Bay of Islands Regatta
BREEZE and her hardworking crew spent the last weekend in the Bay of Islands running public sailings alongside fellow tall ship, R Tucker Thompson. A highlight of the weekend was taking passengers out for the historic tall ships Regatta in Russell. Skipper Stuart takes a moment to reflect on the crew’s experience so far:

“We have just spent three wonderful days, sailing in the Bay of Islands. Taking part in the Tall Ships Rally is always a great experience, but this year BREEZE had the pleasure of sailing in close company with fellow tall ships, Spirit of New Zealand and R Tucker Thompson. Opportunities like this are rare in New Zealand, so our thanks go to these vessels, their masters, and crews, for a truly memorable event.

To see others we know sailing on classic yachts such as Undine (and doing so well), was also a pleasure. And a special thanks to those who have previously sailed on BREEZE, such as ex master, Jim Cottier, who came down to visit us at our berth, and share their stories. Their interest and support means a great deal.

In the last two days we tried something new for Breeze, sailing in company with R Tucker Thompson, doing some early evening short sailings. Again these have been very enjoyable, and our guest feedback has been incredibly positive.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the R Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust, without which, our sailings in the Bay would be next to impossible. Thank you!”

Breeze sailing alongside other tall ships in the Bay of Islands