Story: Sailing and windsurfing



Unlike yachts, sailing-boats like this one on Wellington Harbour, had no deck and were short, with relatively small sails. Such boats usually began life as working craft.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Jeffares Collection
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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - The early years', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

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