2015: Centennial Yacht Race TV documentary

Ramon Chandler, interviewed at Musick Memorial Radio Station for the Descent from Disaster documentary

Ramon Chandler, interviewed at Musick Memorial Radio Station for the Descent from Disaster documentary

Ten sailors died during the disastrous 1951 Centennial Yacht Race from Wellington to Lyttelton.

One of the yachts, Argo, disappeared without a trace, despite hopes that her crew might be able to communicate by radio.

A television documentary produced in 2015 as part of the Descent from Disaster series, included scenes shot at Musick Memorial Radio station.

Former Auckland Radio operator Ramon Chandler, a member of the Musick Point Radio Group, was interviewed for the programme. The producers also filmed a re-enactment of the radio watch that was maintained around the country for the missing yacht Argo.

Re-enactment of the radio watch for the missing yacht Argo, filmed at Musick Memorial Radio Station.

Re-enactment of the radio watch for the missing yacht Argo, filmed at Musick Memorial Radio Station.

Watch the documentary online (requires free registration and you must watch commercials first)

Photos at Musick Memorial Radio Station in the 1950s