Story: Sailing and windsurfing

Auckland regatta, 1862

Auckland regatta, 1862

Frederick Stack’s ‘View of Auckland Harbour, New Zealand, taken during the regatta of January 1862’ records a race between Māori war canoes. This was probably held on Auckland Anniversary Day, the most popular occasion for such regattas. Apart from canoe races, most port regattas included races between sailing-boats such as those at bottom right.

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - The early years', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/7115/auckland-regatta-1862 (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Harold Kidd, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jun 2016