A Poetic Voyage

My eyelids were getting heavy… It was about 1am. Night watch, a stunning calm night, phosphorescence glittering in our wake, and the blinking distant light of Cape Campbell in the distance. I was motor sailing Wildwood on our (almost) annual pilgrimage 183 miles north from Lyttelton Harbour to the Marlborough Sounds for the summer holidays.…

When Wildwood was born

One of the coolest things about having an article published in Boating NZ Magazine¬†was that I was contacted by Wildwood’s original owner! Ron had spotted Wildwood in the photos in the article, contacted the magazine editor who passed his details on to me. Of course I got straight on the phone and had a great…

Wildwood – Young 88

Our current yacht – Wildwood is a Young 88. She was built in 1985 and is one of about 140 boats made in this design. Wildwood is one of about five wooden boats that were built and the rest are made in fibreglass. Andrew was recently in Auckland and he visited an exhibition on Jim…