Arohia – A Peek Down Below

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AROHIA – A Peek Down Below

Given that in the first photo above the A-class keeler, Arohia is flying a Logan flag I assume that she is a Logan design, odd that her owner would leave that out of her 4sale listing……….. We do know that she was built in 1949 by Colin Wild for John Seabrook. The timber was supplied by Gordon Pollard on the proviso that he would get first option to buy if ever it was sold. As a result the best NZ kauri was used, hand picked by Gordon Pollard. Full length (47′) planking, triple skin kauri.

Arohia has an impressive racing history both local & off-shore & is now for sale by her owner of 34 years.

(sorry for the photo quality – that is all there was & wont be helping the sales process)

A Little Classic Sailing Porn
The video below is from the recent Vela Classic Menorca-Mahon Regatta – its 15mins of stunning classics & race footage.


2 thoughts on “Arohia – A Peek Down Below

  1. I remember sailing in a RNZYS Olympic yacht race about the mid 1970’s when the squadron sailed them off Browns island. Arohia began 5 mins before us in a very strong breeze of about 25-30 knots and we beat her. on the first windward beat by about 2 mins. It was then I realised the windward sailing qualities of Des Townson designs. I was sailing on Starlight.. However she obviously passed us downhill looking great.. .


  2. The Logan flag was for the CYA’s then sponsor, Logan Clothing. Colin Wild designed AROHIA. Arch Logan had been dead nearly 10 years when she was designed.


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