HISTOIRE DES HALFS
Introduction, Liste Half tonner, Architectes, Résultats, No Voile
à jour au: 2006
1977 Plan Paul Whiting, dériveur
South Pacific Half Ton Cup:
Septembre "Voiles et Voiliers",
Picture from Facebook 2021 "Newspaper Taxi doing a self righting test . It passed."
6 décembre, HALF TON CUP: Sydney: 9e/22. ?, safran cassé lors de la derniére course.
2003? Three Peaks Race: DNF, sunk
2006 Information from a forum "Newspaper Taxi broke up and sunk in a Three Peaks Race about 2003 at off Eddystone Pt"
NEWSPAPER TAXI was on voyage from Launceston, Tasmania to Hobart,
Tasmania in ballast and a crew of 5, when she was lost off Freycinet Peninsula.
ref. used: Australian National Shipwrecks Database, http://www.environment.gov.au
Jan Lettens 14/05/2008 WRECK DATA Name: NEWSPAPER TAXI From port: Launceston,
Tasmania To port: Hobart, Tasmania Comments: Vessel competing in annual Three
Peaks Race when lost rudder off the east coast and bagan to take in water. Vessel
made for Winglass bay but sank about three miles from destination. Crew took
to liferaft and were later rescued by tanker "Island Gas" which had
been diverted to the scene.