Story: Sailing and windsurfing

International racing

International racing

Sydney and Auckland 18-footers compete in February 1939 in what was unofficially elevated to a ‘world championship’. There was intense public interest and huge crowds after the Arch Logan-designed Manu II won the first race. The Australian St George was controversially disqualified in the last race, giving the overall victory to Manu II. The outraged Australians returned home without handing over the J. J. Giltinan trophy, which they kept until 1946.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: 2313-MNZ
Photograph by Stewart and White (Auckland)

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How to cite this page:

Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - Rapid growth: 1918 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

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