Story: Sailing and windsurfing

Waitangi (2nd of 2)


Pictured on Waitematā Harbour, the flagship of Auckland's classic yacht fleet, Waitangi, shows off its sleek black hull with gold scrolls. The last yacht of significance built by Robert Logan, Waitangi was launched in 1894. After winning its first race, the 1895 Wellington Anniversary Regatta, it was prominent in racing for the next decade. Waitangi was eventually sold to Australia, where it languished for some years before being restored by Melbourne enthusiasts in 1996 and returned to Auckland in 2002.

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - The classic period: 1890 to 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 January 2023)

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