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Classic yachts

A celebration of New Zealand's A Class gaff yachts

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You've seen them all out on the water, now is your chance to get a peek down below on the A class gaffers.

From the iconic Robert Logan designed Waitangi (1894) through to the Arch Logan Rawene (1908) this free exhibition assembles, for the first time in 120 years, the seven A Class gaffs still actively sailing in New Zealand with the Classic Yacht Association.

The 10-day exhibition, held over two weekends, will showcase the designers, technology and construction of the yachts and their respective history with information boards and free public days.

What: Classic Yacht Exhibition
Where: Viaduct Harbour Berths, Custom St West, Auckland
When: April 5-14
Free public open days: April 6, April 7 and April 10 (10am-4pm)

Yachts on display: 

A2 Rawhiti (1905)
A3 Ariki (1904)
A5 Rawene (1908)
A6 Waitangi (1894)
A7 Rainbow (1898)
A10 Thelma (1897)
A11 Frances (1906)

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