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Waikikamukau, KA 1717
à jour au: 1977
197? plan FARR, Farr 727
built at Performance Sailcraft Australia and finished with Laser beige gelcoat


1974 Australian QTC: 1st/??
From Facebook 2023 Chris Furey: "Taken on Nelson Place opposite the gates of RYCV in 74 just after they won the Aussie quarter ton nationals. They finished most of their races halfway up the half ton fleet which started well before them."

1975 Australian QTC, Melbourne: ?e/??, Hugh and Ian Trehane
From Facebook 2023 "Waikikamukau being prepared for transport to the 1975 Australian Quarter Ton championships (photo Chris Furey)"

From Facebook 2023 "Another notable 727 yacht, the Australian Waikikamukau (her name a play on her New Zealand origins) was the Australian national champion Quarter Tonner after a runaway win in the 1975 series held on Port Phillip Bay (Melbourne). The boat was crewed by Hugh and Ian Trehane, Bill Lawler and Rob Mundle. Hugh Treharne made the sails and so fast was the boat that they often finished their races half way through the fleet of Half Tonners that had started ten minutes earlier. She was built at Performance Sailcraft Australia and finished with Laser beige gelcoat, and was towed to Melbourne from Sydney using the truck and trailer unit usually used to tow shipments of Lasers. Waikikamukau was also successful as a JOG racer but years after her Quarter Ton days and with a different crew) she met an untimely end in a gale of Sydney Heads when she went down with a tragic loss of life due to the crew being harnessed on with old fashioned harnesses that only had a release clip at the boat end of the tethers.

1977 West Coast 727 out of Santa Cruz: ?e/??