May 28, 2013

gary baigent

James Burwick & Gary Baigent
Cox's Bay, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND  (May 2013)

Over the weekend we had a chance to spend a few hours in the magical scene of our dear friend Gary Baigent. Gary is the designer, builder, and sailor of the multi-hulls Sid and Groucho Marx, which are often moored in Cox's Bay.  He also built a two-masted monohull which he calls the Cox's Bay Black Skimmer.

Aside from having a passion for boats and sailing, Gary is also a very talented painter & photographer.  His work is part of the permanent collection at the Auckland Art Gallery, Te Papa, and he has been published in books including The Unseen City and The Sixties, featuring vintage photographs which document life in New Zealand in the 60's and 70's.

What a unique education for my kids to be in the mud at low tide with the sea creatures, these awesome boats, and listening in on the conversation between two old sailors.

Groucho Marx in the foreground, with Sid in the upper left.
Cox's Bay, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND (May 2013)
More about Sid from Owen Corely McKenzie:  HERE  

Sid is a lightweight foiling trimaran.
Cox's Bay, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND (May 2013)
More about Sid from Owen Corley McKenzie:  HERE


  1. I've kayaked past this place for years. Love the boats and often sit there soaking it all in before turning around and heading back to Westhaven Marina.

  2. Had planned on coming down to the Richmond YC. But had to send Beryl off to UK! Very sorry to have missed the talk. I do follow the web ste eagerly.
    Gary Underwood- old mate of Baigentes