Story: Sailing and windsurfing
On 23 January 1951, 19 yachts left Wellington in a Canterbury centennial race to Lyttelton. They headed into a fierce southerly storm. A week later the Press headlines told the story – the wreckage of the Husky was found near Ōhiro Bay, Wellington, and the four crew perished. The Argo was missing and eventually it was determined that all six crew members lost their lives. The Aurora, however, survived, and six men from the Astral were rescued in dramatic circumstances.
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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: The Press, 29 January 1951, p. 6
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