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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Vessel Name:Pastime
Builder:Malcolm Miller
Place built:Corsair Bay, Lyttelton
Year built:1886
Beam:5, 6
Notes:Built with a stright stem, Clipper bow added in1888. Based in Lyttleton for most of her career, she made regular trips to Wellington to compete in regattas until the 1930s.
Photo source:Little Ships of NZ