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Board » In memoriam » RIP Yachtyakka - Steve Alloway

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Steve is sadly gone but his spirit and passion for sailing still lives on in all those he inspired. He was larger than life, full of enthusiasm and never gave up.

In his last sail at the end of april, we won a gold cup in the Townson owners regatta, seemingly just for turning up and getting it on, it was more or less a forgone conclusion for the division we entered but a trophy's a trophy, so why knot!

If I had any take home advise from my year sailing with Steve regarding how to win races, it'd be: Turn up, Go hard or go home and the best for last, We're not here to f*** spiders! which is sound advise when your drifting in a dead maggot.

Thanks Steve
2005 auckland the rum race ! i walked past a chap and asked with broken english , do you know where i can learn to sail , he said its your day mate , come on we sail and you'll be the weight ! 19 stone am i ! off we went to insult aussis and jaffas and i got so many new words !
a lot of these races happened and we drunk a lot of rum , down at ponsonby cruising club ( true shit ) or sometimes with the ponzy one , royal New Zealand yacht squadron i think, something straight at the top at auckland marina , many wonderful evenings is what we had , a year later i opened up a restaurant on his island , the waiheke- paradise island , met his lovely wife sally , daughters Jessica and Anna Marie , i cherished every moment , last year they came to visit me back home in Europe and i did what i could to pay him(his family ) back,never could i do enough - again a wonderful time , next thing you know i am the under archiving news reporter at the Louis Vuitton cup in Portsmouth all inclusive !!! man what a gem , the many a people he toughed and enjoyed will make for a never ending memory ! Sail on buddy we will see each other again , to your family, i send my deepest feelings , hugs and wish for you as little pain as you possibly could have , i know how great you are and if you really need me ill come back ! xxxx





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There is something so lovely about reading all these comments and anecdotes about our brilliant Yakka.

Knot sure how often I will use the expression "we're not here to f*** spiders" but... it's now in the memory banks. Thanks idle

I was just setting up the SSANZ Trio of races in the database and thinking to myself that his remarkable spirit will really live on in Auckland racing - virtual and real - it seems!

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2016-07-01 20:55:04 ---
Saddened to hear this... I have had quite a few chats with YY over the years. Genuine bloke... will be sorely missed by the SOL community.

Fair winds mate
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
When someone adored by all travels so early and leaving such good memories on everybody, it is not a departure.
It’s only a “see you” mate.

I’ll be with you in Auckland.

A Big Hug to Steve’s family.
We are with you.

João / psail
Sail Fair.
Beep Beep is heading off to Bay of Islands at 9:00 utc with YachtYakka on helm to send it through the night, 18hrs of fro weather, broad reaching in 20-30kt and 2-3 meter seas. 3 days of racing to be had with family and friends along, including a pirate packing Rum on the Drinks Trolley (24ft launch). Well matched prey awaits, time for Beep Beep to fly it's fruit and Beep Beeep! Wish us luck.

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