Wow! We've just received the hundreds of photographs shot for us by Peter Zwicker, who covered launch day for us. Such great images! Here are some immediate favourites.
Maggie Ostler christens the Martha Seabury
Danie and Bub pounding in the wedges
Billy's dirty feet hang overtop the builders working to launch his schooner
Fore! (inspired by Danie's hat that makes us think of more leisurely pursuits)
Billy and his shipmates from Picton Castle awaiting lift off
First attempt to get her unstuck, using a zodiac
Picton Castle Chief Mate Sam Sikkema (foreground) and trainee Brody Fierce assist efforts from the dock
Puttin' their backs into it
A beautiful sight!
Kisses from the deck of the Martha Seabury
Shot for TMZ?
A wet but happy man