Story: Sailing and windsurfing

Sailing in Nelson

Sailing in Nelson

As this New Year card of 1886 illustrates, sailing became a fashionable pursuit even in provincial centres like Nelson. The sailing scene shows Mt Arthur in the background.

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - 1880s: increasing sophistication', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/7120/sailing-in-nelson (accessed 4 August 2020)

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