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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Hurrica
Hurrica
Vessel Name:Hurrica
Builder:B. Thomas
Year built:1928
LOA:14
Beam:6, 2
Rig:Marconi
Class:Centeboarder
Owners:R. Rolle (Wellington, 19??-19??) ; B. Tonks (Wellington, 1929-19??)
Notes:Renamed Violet in 1929, probably by her second owner R. Rolle. Sail area 179 square feet, Mast height 26 feet. Known for her red sails.