Story: Sailing and windsurfing

Auckland motor launch

Auckland motor launch

In the early 1900s, Auckland builders began to produce motor launches. This remarkable example, Grey Witch, was built by T. M. Lane and could motor at 24 knots.

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - The classic period: 1890 to 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2023)

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