Where the Winds Blow...

by Mark Steele, Auckland, New Zealand

Previous Columns by Mark Steele:


Modeling is about People

Of a ketch and a mullety, and schooners with many masts!

Cruising weekly to no particular place!

A sleeping helmsman, flippin multi-hulls, island rum and whistling bebacks!

An Australian sea Horse?

The mess man maketh, yet there is still pleasure to be found!

Swiss Mini Sail mastery, `newie’ sailors, a mighty fine square rigger and those Kiwi cat-rigged Fiji schooners!

From the Alma to the Spray… Murray’s modelwork delights!

From the small world of the Footy to Gucci’s beautiful schooner Creole and other model yachts, to boats of battle.

A `toot sweet’ cruise, Seriously windling, Moonen’s latest and a late friend Melvin.

Of sea dragons, spook sailed scows, phantom windlers and a South Seas schooner!

A windling Reverend. Cup yawning,, Stan’s three brothers and a gathering of schooners

Someday to sea with Sweetie, Bogie’s Santana, and a man and his mullet boats

A trio to rave about, Kerfuffling and Kerplonkin, a man on my mission, and an Alden schooner to die for!

Of Todd’s two Mariah’s, a Mad Hatters Starlet Day, Bawley John, and Mark’s magnificent Victory

A model yacht crossing of Cook Strait, Mick Brown’s wife Marion’s schooner, and a model of the ill-fated Strathcona.

To fallen fellow sailors, a then youngster called Robin, and a classic topsail schooner

Scenic surroundings, a Gentleman’s yacht, and a compact Square-rigger

The sailboat models of Eduard. the quite unique non-Footy Footies of the gentlemen of Yorkshire and the Olin Stephens designed Stormy Weather

Turks & Caicos Islands sailing, a beautiful book, a new schooner launched and  a model cross-masted cat

Sailors for time left, the barges of the Thames and Netherlands, rolling with Rolex and a great Charters schooners pretend shootout!

Cup booing and big business in Spain, an Emirates-liveried one metre, a new `baby Starlet’ and a man passionate about his windling!

A desirable outpost, a stunning windjammer. North Carolina oyster sharpies and Harban’s most exclusive little yacht klub

Shenandoah, scene stealer at the Italy Rolex Rally, a Sea Thru Starlet, windling with Darth and the sailing now railroad-operating Lockley’s.

Micro Magic’s for instant pleasure, the `lost at sea’ boats mystery, a tall ship Lady Love and… the schooners keep coming…

Just a plain old coastal working girl, colourful boats, and fun `sindickit(ing)’ for that cup!

Articles by Mark Steele:

Make Way for Ron's "Lady of Fortune"

Enjoying the charms of Classic Model Yachts

A Square Rigger on a British Pond


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