Some quotes from the first owner
I don’t know if you are aware, But unfortunately her designer Joe Adams was murdered in the Philippines this year.
I was involved with construction,sourcing all masts and rigging, engine hatches, winches etc from pals that I crewed with on Hobart and Fastnet races
I was heavily into Ocean Racing at the time , and was lucky to represent Australia in Ocean racing,
The reason I built Carinya was that I wanted a yacht that would take me anywhere I wanted to Go.
I wanted to cruise in comfort not be wet and cold under all conditions.
Carinya was Launched at Bayview in Sydney, then we sailed her as just a shell hull to Auckland New Zealand, to have her fitted out in Teak
I was able to employ a young cabinet maker to do the interior he worked daily on Carinya for a period of 12 months,
when we sailed to Bali in Indonesia, Two young woodcarvers carved the designs into the teak.
I originally had Carinya a 9.9 metre wooden sloop that was a beautiful boat and gave a lot of pleasure. Then came Carinya 11.
Both boats called Carinya because the aboriginal translation means Happy Home.