Tall ships race 2016

More than 90 sailing boats of every shape and size - from a 111-foot superyacht to 120-year-old wooden mullet boats - took part in Saturday's Tall Ships and Classic Invitational, an annual spectacle of sail hosted by the Russell Boating Club. The big winner this year was a traditional yawl built from scratch on Motuarohia/Roberton Island by Jim and Terri Cottier, who took home prizes for first place in the classics division, first wooden boat and first gaff-rigged boat. Photos by Peter de Graaf; photo of Shanty, the winning boat, by Stephen Western.