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More than 100 boats of all shapes, sizes and vintages took part in Saturday's Tall Ships and Classic Invitational Race, hosted every January for the past 45 years by the Russell Boating Club.
Held in idyllic conditions of sunshine and a 15-knot breeze, the race was followed by prizegiving, one of New Zealand's biggest hāngī and dancing until the wee hours at the club's Matauwhi Bay headquarters.