Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing passing round East Cape, New Zealand

Auckland to host longest, toughest Volvo Ocean Race in 2018

Thu 30 Jun

The organisers say the new round-the-world route will be faster and take a month less time.

Dean Barker and Grant Dalton (TV3)
Dean Barker

Auckland to host Volvo Ocean Race again

Tue 29 Jan 1

The city will host 15-day stopovers in 2015 and 2018.

Big is best for luxury yachts

Fri 18 Dec 1

Auckland carbon spar design company Southern Spars was today rigging the latest 58-metre Kokomo with the world’s second biggest carbon fibre mast, at 75 metres tall.

But the company says it’s working on an even bigger mast (83m tall) for an undisclosed party in Europe. Even still, it won’t quite beat the world’s largest, at 88m.

In the trend towards creating the biggest, fastest luxury racing yacht, Auckland’s marine industry has been busy.

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