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Sunday’s sunshine proved to be the winner at the 13th New Zealand Antique and Classic Boat Show at Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park at the weekend.

While predictions of bad weather failed to deter hardy boaties who turned out on Saturday, a much bigger crowd on Sunday enjoyed the on-lake racing that was rescheduled from Saturday, as well as on-land viewing of classic steam boats and replicas, an extensive collection of wooden boats from the Picton Clinker Club, sailing boats of all ages and sizes, two spectacular 1940s’ Chris-Craft racing runabouts, veteran Hamilton jets, lovingly crafted cedar kayaks and funky old dinghies.

“We finally decided the weather had settled enough on Saturday to let the boats on the water at 2.30pm for a sail past, but it was too rough and squally for racing,” said organiser Pete Rainey. “Sunday was absolutely perfect, with a great crowd, a full schedule of events and just enough breeze for the sailing races.”

Prizes were given at an awards dinner at Rotoiti Lodge on Saturday night, with the Jens Hansen Cup for best vessel overall going to the 16 foot mini-tug Little Toot. The fully functioning replica was designed by the owner, Clinton Skelton of Nelson, built in 2008 in Valencia Spain and shipped home this year.

Judges John Harris and Mick Fone said Little Toot was a perfectly proportioned ‘tabloid’ version of a traditional working tug.

“She is robustly built but there has been great attention to detail in the design and construction, everything is in perfect proportion – they even have a miniature brass cannon mounted on the gunnel.”

The award for best new craft went to a 14’ 6” double-ended day sailer, just completed and, owned by Gary Drummond of Motueka.

The Port Nelson House Parts award for best rowing craft went to the 12’ clinker row boat, Maggie, owned by John McConway of Picton.

The CWF Hamilton Trophy for the best jet propelled boat went to Butt, built in 1963 built and owned by Anthony Connolly of Christchurch.

The Johnson Family Trophy for the best sail-powered craft went to the 19’ mullet Naiad, owned by Matthew Kidson of Nelson.

The best restoration was awarded to the frostbite sailing dinghy Corsair owned by Paul Baragwanath of Auckland.

The Mathieson Jeffcott Trophy for the best motor powered craft went to Ross Birchall of Rotorua for his English built aluminium albatross class boat, built in 1953 for Sir William Stevenson.

The Eventiac prize for best themed display went to the 6’6” motor-boat Tom Thumb and replica mini Land Rover built by Ken Slade in the ‘60s and now owned by Mike Slade of Auckland.

The Ron Culley Trophy for the best steam boat went to the 17’ steam launch Janice, built by Russell Ward in 2007 and owned by Janice Brent and Lynn Winter of Murchison.

The People’s Choice Award, voted for by the public, went to Johnny Malthus’ red and white Chris-Craft racing runabout, My Love.

Special mention was made by the judges of two matching Ian Oughtred sailing dinghies brought up from Wanaka and named after the grandmothers of the family, Granny Jan and Suzie Jo.

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