Following last year’s successful float on the Australian market, Investment News NZ (IN NZ) will launch in local waters today on the SV Tenacious.
Unfortunately, the scheduled 12-day voyage from Wellington to Auckland could interrupt regular IN NZ production with the June 12 issue under a cloud – much like forecast weather conditions.
“Mostly cloudy, with persistent showers about the south coast and a few further north,” MetService describes Monday. “Southerlies, fresh at times.”
MetService paints an only slightly less miserable picture – “Occasional showers. Southerlies.”- for Tuesday, the likely departure day for Tenacious, currently berthed Queens Wharf in Wellington.
CustomWeather says the predicted top temp today of 12 °C on Tuesday will ‘feel like’ 9 °C (or -9 °C at 39 metres up the mast).
Slightly better weather should greet Tenacious on arrival in Auckland around June 15 with the promise of “more sun than clouds” and a top temp that could ‘feel like’ 17 °C, depending on attire.
But worse things happen at sea.
As reported previously, the Tenacious is an asset owned by UK-based charitable entity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), which designed the vessel to specifically cater to people with disabilities.
“[Tenacious] is the largest operative wooden ship in the world (at 65 metres and with a mast height of 39 metres) and was built in 2000 by 1,500 volunteers, including many living with disability,” the JST website says.
The ship is on a short tour of NZ (with a stint in dry dock) after almost a year in Australian waters. Berths are still available on a 10-day Auckland round trip, due to depart July 27, and a similar 7-day jaunt leaving Auckland on August 6.
More sensibly, Tenacious offers the opportunity to escape the dreary dog days of another Auckland winter with a 14-day sail to Fiji, leaving August 26: book now.
Unless notified otherwise, IN NZ should be landing back in inboxes everywhere by June 19.