Story: Sailing and windsurfing



In the fierce rivalry between the Logan and Bailey families, one of the most successful Bailey boats was Meteor. Launched in October 1897, it narrowly defeated the Logans’ Kotiri in December. The boat’s speed attracted the interest of Australians, and when Meteor performed well on Sydney Harbour, the Auckland builders received a flood of orders from Sydney yachties.

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - The classic period: 1890 to 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

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