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I5S8S3UE                                              COMMODORE’S

  from the editor                                     A lifelong love of the water has led me to
                                                      my new position as Commodore. Raised
Kia ora everyone.                                     on a farm with four siblings, there wasn’t
                                                      any money for a boat. I was introduced to
With a new committee comes new energy                 kaimoana by an uncle through spinning
and ideas for making the Mana Crusing                 for kahawai at the Waitara river mouth
Club, your Club, even better. This includes           and foraging around the coastline of
On Board. We’re looking forward to                    North Taranaki hunting crayfish and
hearing about your summer adventures.                 paua. As I got older I gravitated to
                                                      fishing off the breakwaters or on the
I heard the call-out for a new On Board editor        wharves – bitten by the bug to get out
three times before I thought, actually, this is my    on the water. In my teenage years this
‘hood’ and I want to give my skills to make it even   finally eventuated when a friend’s father
more awesome. It’s a scream-run till Christmas,       asked me to crew on a Shearwater
but as the recent earthquake remind us, it’s          catamaran, sailing out of the New
important to give where you can.                      Plymouth Yacht Club.
Soon many of us will be filling our fuel tanks
and digging out our togs. If you haven’t already,     My banking career saw a move to Whitby in
download the new Marlborough Sounds Cruising          1987. I am now the part-time Executive Officer
Guide phone ap – more in this issue. They want        for Alcoholics Anonymous which leaves time for
your feedback too. And don’t forget to clean          my business interests and an occasional escape
your bottom (of your boat). As Peter from Mana        onto the water. I’ve been a member of the Mana
Marina tells us it’s little effort for huge rewards.  Cruising club since 1991.
Also do-good before you spend all your money
on Christmas – consider giving to Sailability’s       My goal is to ensure that the club continues to
Capaign 150 to build a much needed jetty at           deliver services that the members value. I am
Titahi Bay Boating Club. You’ll be helping to         always open to constructive suggestions for
transform lives.                                      improvement, so please feel free to approach me
Meri Kirihimete and Ho Ho Ho everyone.                at any time at the club, or email me.

Janie Walker                                          Mike Quayle

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