Photo of Mr. Ted (Teddy) Hay, and article. Suggest use the tool bar on right to magnify to read article.
I suggest use the SmugMug magnification tool on the right of the image to read the finer detail in the newspaper article. Ted Hay was a very experienced yachtsman at the time of the cruise. I believe one of his yachts the "Scout" may still sail the Waitemata. "Wakaya" has very pleasing traditional lines. Her engine was a 19 hp petrol motor; for cooking a wood range and kerosene stove. A later day version of "Soubrette", was a ferro yacht in deep blue, which sailed the Hauraki Gulf in the 1970s and 1980s.
I cannot explain why there is no reference to Dad as a member of the departing crew.
"Wakaya" on the hard, probably at Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Auckland. Rigging in progress. Note full bodied hull and long keel.
Arrival; looking tired. Canvas sails furled. Dad;s caption reads, "Alongside, 28 days out of Auckland". Ted in dark shirt with Dad.
All trim and ship shape, after arrival. In a schooner the larger parcel of sail is aft to mid ships where it is easier to control, and reef.
Alongside, 28 days out of Auckland. Note main boom which nearly killed Dad; boom now set in gallows. Small winches in cockpit, and tiller steering. I think the running backstays were set up with Hi-field levers.
Dr. Tom Davis (I think in stern) and Customs Officer J. Whitta boarding "Wakaya" for clearance.
Happy Cook Islanders.
Dad on the right, with Owen or Bob on left, enjoying a fresh coconut juice.
Bananas galore! The thin crew with Dad on right. Sheets substantial, probably of hemp, none of today's multistrand flexible nylon. Clinker planked timber dinghy. At Rarotonga.
"Wakaya" at dock, Rarotonga. Note baggywrinkles, prepared out of rope to stop sail chafe on the ends of the crosstrees. New Zealand flag at top of foremast, unconventional flag etiquette, at least in this day and age.
The lads. Note the stout tiller with rope lashing, and aft end of main boom which nearly cleaned up Dad. Owen on left, Bob in middle, and Ted.
Arriving at Mauke, Cook Islands.
Arriving at Ma'uke Island, Cook Islands.
Arriving Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
The day's catch.
Inter island trading vessel, a gaff- rigged ketch with mizzen staysail, fore staysail, and jib.
Sturday Island lads with Tuna.
Dad in pith helmut. Is turtle soup about to go on the menu?
Racing out rigger canoes, probably at Aitu'taki Lagoon.
A serious bunch, unknown.
"Wakaya" with passengers, full sails, and calm seas.
"Wakaya" a 41 ft staysail schooner, here on a lead in the Hauraki Gulf with fisherman set between the masts, and flying a jib as headsail.