Saturday was a big day in the Bay of Islands with the 40th Tall Ships Regatta sponsored by the Russell Boating Club.
Billed as ‘the Southern Hemisphere’s premier tall ship race’, this annual regatta also welcomes classic yachts and any other mono or multi hull yacht over 20 ft.
Amandla wanted to participate, but she is still in maintenance mode, so the Captain and I took a dinghy ride to Russell to watch the start of the race.
With so many gorgeous sailing vessels, it was difficult to chose where to point the camera. And time was limited as the starting gun was fired a few minutes after our arrival and the boats headed out to sea.
I share a few highlights in the gallery below.