Autumn is approaching down in New Zealand so the overseas boats are preparing to sail off to the islands. On Saturday, April 10th, there was an OCC gathering in Whangarei, N.Z. We had a Bar-B-Q at Riverside Drive Marina and couldn't have asked for better weather. Those attending were: Dave & Mary Berg "Kismet", James, Fay and Jamie Cameron ex "Only Blue", Nina and Tony Kiff "Wetherly", Denis and Janet Knight "Shilling of Hamble", Ulla and Matts Wangdahl "Hocus Pocus", Peter and Gill Royston " Mister Percival", Steve and Dorothy Darden "Adagio", and potential new members Eva Menuhin "Velella", and Jim and Barbara Wallace "Contrails".
We all raised a glass to Jon Roop, port officer in Beaufort NC, wishing him a speedy recovery.
We wish every one a safe sailing season and look forward to seeing some of these folks back down here next year and look forward to meeting any other members who sail into Whangarei next season.
Best Regards, Mary Berg, Port officer