The Moth will sail again

The damaged hull of Gipsy Moth IV is en route from Tahiti to Auckland, New Zealand on a ship. The voyage will take six days.

UK Sailing Academy skipper Richard Baggett will be managing the repairs in New Zealand which is scheduled to be finished in time for the 53 ft ketch’s departure for Sydney on 23 June.

The yacht was severely damaged when she was thrown up on a South Pacific reef while on passage from the Marquesas to Tahiti. The full story and world exclusive photographs of her stranding and salvage will be carried in the next issue of Yachting Monthly on sale in early June.