Tearawa

Tearawa

V1847

Te Arawa has now found a home in Lowestoft, owned by Graham Harris. She was kept for many years on Itchenor Reach, Chichester. Firstly by Neville Bolding and then by Tim Chart for a couple of seasons. Whilst owned by Neville Bolding she earned the nickname of TEAR-AWAY instead of Te Arawa which is Maori for The Shark. She was often seen at VAGB get-togethers on The Solent and my first meeting with Te Arawa and Neville Bolding was to catch his mooring lines as he sailed onto the pontoon at The Folly Inn in the Medina, Isle of Wight whilst supping a glass of brandy with his other hand. A truly remarkable sailor is our Neville, a shame he sold his Vega and scaled down to a 23 foot bilge keeler. Te Arawa is equipped with the standard MD6A Diesel and Combi gearbox. A pretty Vega that is now exploring the East Coast and giving her new owner, Graham Harris, his first taste of yacht ownership.