Story: Sailing and windsurfing

Sailing canoes

Sailing canoes

In Nelson, as in other New Zealand centres, there was a craze for sailing canoes. These are being sailed near the mouth of the Maitai River, around 1920.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
Reference: 1/2-036043; G
Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

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How to cite this page:

Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - 1880s: increasing sophistication', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7125/sailing-canoes (accessed 7 July 2020)

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