From the historical yachting history of Jack Potter (part of his Biography)

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From the historical yachting history of Jack Potter (part of his Biography)

From the historical yachting history of Jack Potter (part of his Biography):

About the year 1950, people made up poems and limericks about our happenings.  Magic V113 (one of Jack’s mates’ yacht) was involved while acting the goat (and sailing around) in a minor collision with our very good friends – the owners of the 26ft mullet boat Celox.  Magic’s bowsprit became stuck under Celox’s very large bobstay.

Sailing like a box – the old Celox– always in the way – takes all the knocks!

And another one about Magic

Gybe around – go about –‘Cause your mainsails blown out – gaft aloft – headsail too –

She just screams right out of view – As the Magic goes screaming along -it’s high, high, hee,

We’re sailing up to Leigh – As the Magicgoes screaming along – watch for those lubber on the shore – and where’er we go – you will always know – that the Magicis screaming along.

Archives have just welcomed 3 new researchers to our team, but if you want to help preserve our history we would also welcome you.  Please contact Marian Harkness, 09-431-6332 marian@calimex.co.nzor 0274-433-513.

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

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