Correspondentie Bill Burnes



1-ste mail Bill Burnes


Hi Wilko,

Thank you so much for replying to me,

If you would like I can send you some Photographs of Carinya and a history of her construction fitting out and voyages.

I don’t know if you are aware, But unfortunately her designer Joe Adams was murdered in the Philippines this year.

I was involved with construction,sourcing all masts and rigging, engine hatches, winches etc from pals that I crewed with on Hobart and Fastnet races

I was heavily into Ocean Racing at the time , and was lucky to represent Australia in Ocean racing,

The reason I built Carinya was that I wanted a yacht that would take me anywhere I wanted to Go.

I wanted to cruise in comfort not be wet and cold under all conditions.

Carinya was Launched at Bayview in Sydney, then we sailed her as just a shell hull to Auckland New Zealand, to have her fitted out  in Teak

I was able to employ a young cabinet maker to do the interior he worked daily on Carinya for a period of 12 months,

when we sailed to Bali in Indonesia, Two young woodcarvers carved the designs into the teak.

I also had stained glass cabinets across the inside of the transom backlit with soft lighting,  I don’t see them in the pictures, I think they have been replaced.

I would very much like to have the visitors book, and any mementos that relate to our time on Carinya.

I originally had Carinya a 9.9 metre wooden sloop that was a beautiful boat and gave a lot of pleasure. Then came Carinya 11.

Both boats called Carinya  because the aboriginal translation means Happy Home.

I recently crewed on A Dutch tall ship the Bark “EUROPA” in several legs of the Tall ships round the world race, I did the legs from Charleston South Carolina

to Halifax in Nova Scotia, It was a wonderful experience to sail on such an old vessel from a bygone era.

I would be delighted to help you with any information, Photographs, etc, Just let me know.

Please give me your postal address to send to

Best Wishes

3-th email Bill



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