Mike Renner — grandson of R C Renner, who imported Rogue from Auckland to Wellington in 1900 (see October 1900 entries in Rogue’s history) — donated Rogue’s original sister clips, here deployed to hoist the Classic Yacht Association pennant preparatory to Rogue’s return to racing on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour after her 122-year absence (see 30 April 2022 entry in Rogue’s racing).
After a 122-year absence from Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour, Rogue takes her first post-restoration commissioning sail.
After January’s false start, and a subsequent 50 per cent increase in lead ballast, Rogue’s finally back in the water after a 15-year absence, sitting perfectly on her lines, and just awaiting final rigging detail.
And an exceptionally generous and thoughtful relaunch gift:
Additional ballast faired in place; antifouled and waterlined.