Kōrero: Willetts, Albert Leslie and Willetts, Alexander William

William 'Farmer' Willetts on board his yacht, the Waitere II in 1923

William 'Farmer' Willetts on board his yacht, the Waitere II in 1923

Although the nickname 'Farmer' was slang for a bad sailor, Bill Willetts gained a reputation as a highly successful yachtsman during the 1920s and 30s.

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Jason Corkin. 'Willetts, Albert Leslie and Willetts, Alexander William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/4w18/willetts-albert-leslie (accessed 26 October 2021)