Arch Logan was a boat builder and yacht designer. He was born in 1865 at Greenock in Scotland and came to Auckland in 1874. He set up in business as a boat builder in Devonport in 1878. His brothers Robert and John were also skilled boat builders so the firm R. & A. Logan was formed. One of the most famous of his boats was Thelma, launched in 1897 and one of the largest ever built by Logan Bros. She was a strong competitor in races at the time this Club was called North Shore Sailing Club (1895-1901) and then North Shore Yacht Club from 1901. The Club’s name was changed to Akarana Yacht Club in 1922. After 70 years overseas Thelma was bought by the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust and returned to Auckland from the Mediterranean. The 18ft Patiki M Class, celebrate the Arch Logan Memorial every year and the 75th trophy was won by Mach One on 28th March this year at RAYC.
Thanks to Harold Kidd and Robin Elliott for the excerpts taken from their biography of Arch Logan. The biography is being saved with other biographies compiled and collated by the Archive team.
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