Kahurangi tacking out past the Rangitoto lighthouse, circa 1956.
|The painting depicts the new 62ft Kahurangi, in the foreground, racing|
against the Ranger, in the background, out past the Rangitoto lighthouse,
Kahurangi sends the spray flying as she slogs against a fresh northerly
breeze. The sun lights up the water around Kahurangi and also around
Ranger. The low clouds cast shadows on the water between the two
yachts and some rain showers can be seen over the North Shore, in the left
hand background. Kahurangi has a large piece of dark canvas fastened
over her painted foredeck to enable a better footing for the foredeck crew.
Kahurangi, which means precious possession, was an excellent heavy
weather yacht and excelled in many offshore races, though usually being
slower than Ranger in harbour races.
Kahurangi was designed by Arthur Robb and built at the Percy Vos yard
in Auckland, for Mr. L. Nathan and launched on November 20, 1952. She
was one of the largest racing yacht in Auckland at that time.
Kahurangi is now based as a charter yacht in the Mediterranean
|Dimensions||450mm x 650mm|
|Media||Oil on linen|