New Zealand Maritime Index



Source: Boating New Zealand
Reference ID:12000007
Publisher:Independent News Auckland Ltd
Year2000
MonthAugust
Number168
Page:65 - 67
Title: Vintage viewpoint : Wilkie the Original Mr Yachting part 3 - Speedwell Akarana and Tamaki Yacht club
Author: Kidd, Harold; Elliott, Robin
Abstract: In mid 1919 Wilkinson became shipping correspondent for the Auckland Star quickly expanding this to cover yachting under byline'Speedwell.' He promoted the 14 footer X Class leading to Sanders Cup competition. The North Shore Yacht Club moved to city side of harbour and changed its name to Akarana. Wilkinson also involved in setting up of Tamaki Yacht Club and in controversial membership of both.
Descriptor 1: Biographies
Illustration: 1. b&w Tamaki Yacht Cub race day 1930 2. Bastion Point site of future Tamaki Yacht Club clubhouse


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