Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Vets at Sea Day Sitrep 11/7/2018

Vets at Sea Day

Remembrance Day - 11th November 2018

HDML Kuparu


0845 Vets Crew muster at HDML Kuparu (Bayswater Marina)

0900 Vets arrive. As at 11/10/2018 have 4 Vets.  Crew needs a few more (Free day out on the harbour.

0915 Sail for A Buoy

1050 Arrive at A Buoy (High Water)

1111 Lay Wreath  (purchased) in honour of those sailors who failed to return home (A Buoy was chosen by Tony Lewis as the first and last points we sailors saw of Auckland.)

1115 Courses for Motuihe Island Wharf

1235 Arrive Motuihe Island Wharf – Smally Eats/Goffa's/Tea/Coffee. (amount to be confirmed) 

1300 Sail Motuihe Island – courses for Auckland Harbour Bridge – Cleaning stations

1450 Sail under the bridge – return to Bayswater Marina

1500 Berth – off load Veterans and volunteers – 

1515 Rum Issue on Wharf

1700 Return Home.


We have a Give a Little Page running for donations. We have donations to $540 

Wreath  $120

Luncheon on Kuparu $200 TBC

Kuparu Fees (Fuel/Berthing) $200

Rum $90

If we have $$$ left over from the Give a Little page it will be donated to Kuparu's upkeep if everyone agrees??

We hope to have 9 vets crewing and 10 vets as guests. So far we have four names for guests and we will also be asking for new crew as some originals have had to cancel. Watch this space.

We have shifted the eligibility a bit in line with the hui held in July 2018. The ML is small, but comfortable with the exception of internal ladders and toilet locations so Vets (both crew and guests) need to have good mobility and sound mind. Originally we were targetting 75 – 85 year old vets, but have pulled it back to 70 to 75ish. I am 59 and am still wearing Hatch and Ladder Bruises. If you know any vets that would jump at the chance to go to sea again, drop me a line at Thane W Zander in Facebook Messenger or email me at  The day is free and worth another (maybe last one) trip on the Ogwash.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a sensible modified programme. Good sailing. I shall raise a glass on the day.