[Live from the yard with Chipitawa, RM970 #36]


Today we’re talking about the RM970 #36, “Chipitawa”, and her owners tells us the story behind her name.

“Our kids say, as a joke, that this name means “blue boat” in Maori. In fact, it’s a game we play with them. It’s about passing an object to someone, explaining that it is a Chipitawa. The person you give it to must ask “a what?”. The giver must repeat “it’s a chipitawa”. And the receiver must repeat “ah ok a chipitawa”, and then turn to someone else, saying “it’s a chipitawa”. To be continued!

Yes, it sounds a bit stupid, said like that, but we actually had a lot of fun playing it”.

What about you? What’s your boat name? And the story behind? Let us know in the comments!

Let’s catch up on Friday with the latest MasterClass episodes, featuring François Gabart and his student’s feedback.

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