Venue: Viaduct Basin. Auckland
Held on: 3rd and 4th October 2015
Des Townson's five favourite designs, and why:
"because it was, and is, so pretty, I wouldn't alter it in any way".
Talent Mk II
"because it's beautiful to sail, and so well proportioned".
"because it's a pretty little boat, and the kids enjoy them so much".
"because I put a lot of work into the styling and design, which you feel when you sail it. A great all round boat and a pleasure to sail".
"because it's a miniature proper yacht and when you see a fleet of them racing, they could be a fleet of full sized yachts.
I still enjoy seeing an Electron hull coming out of the mould".
John Macfarlane, I do hope you don't mind me using this from your book
"The Des Townson Story"
A Celebration of a New Zealand Yacht designer
THE DES TOWNSON STORY
A celebration of a New Zealand Yacht Designer
Author: John Macfarlane
Graphics from the book will be available here shortly, along with how to purchase.
A great read for those who were part of and/or followed Des Townson and his designs.