Story: Sailing and windsurfing

Omatere mullet boat (1st of 2)

Omatere mullet boat

Mullet boats began life as fishing boats, and were modified into fast racing craft. The Omatere was built by Arch Logan in Auckland in 1913, and won 19 of its 23 starts in its first season. Logan also built Valeria (background).

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How to cite this page:

Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - The early years', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7117/omatere-mullet-boat (accessed 16 October 2021)

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