Zinkwazi

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About Zinkwazi

Zinkwazi at anchor, Kawau Island January 2009

Zinkwazi is a much loved yacht, owned and sailed by Maureen Chrystall  and this blog is mainly about my trips, and the food I cook and eat while on board.

Zinkwazi (originally named Lynric after original owners Evlyn and Eric) is named for the little seaside resort on the north coast of Natal, South Africa. Zinkwazi is Zulu and means “place of the fish eagle”.

Zinkwazi, Kawau Island January 2009 – fenders out for fizz boar to tie up alongside

Zinkwazi’s statistics are:

Designer & Builder

Ev Sayer

Launched

1978

LOA

36’

LWL

32’

Beam

10’ 6”

Draft

6’

Rig

Sloop

Sail Area

Main 290 square feet

Genoa 468 square feet

Displacement

9,500 kg est.

Engine

Isuzu 29hp

Fuel

120l

Water

200l est.

Port

Westhaven, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • 1 naomi // Oct 5, 2008 at 7:52 am

    hiya, glad to hear that you guys are having fun! haha- all that exercise must be doing dad in. Maureen, you have to get him to try asparagus and artichoke- i dont think he will do it for anyone else. hope you continue to have loads of fun!

  • 2 Maureen // Oct 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    lol – your Dad ate asparagus the first time I cooked dinner for him – only told me years later that he’d never eaten it before. And yes, artichokes this holiday!

  • 3 Erno // Mar 23, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Hi, how did you come by the name. I only ask as I used to surf a beach called Zinkwazi Beach in Natal, South africa as a child. Just curious. Happy sailing.

    Erno

  • 4 Errol and Cheryl // Apr 12, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Hi we are on anchorage at Coromandle and see you guys anchored as well, we are from South Africa and also wondered if your yacht has any South African connection with that name?
    We sailed from Cape Town over an eight month period from Dec 2006 to August 2007 and are based at Bayswater, really loving the island sailing.

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