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Penny’s Sailing School

Penny’s Sailing School

Traditionally New Zealand boys learnt to sail in small P-class dinghies, but in the 1970s Auckland’s Penny Whiting set up a school to teach beginners how to sail in keelboats. Increasingly, women were attracted to the sport.

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - Yachting after 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

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