Stunning scenes were captured by Deborah Williams at the Short Handed Sailing Association of New Zealand (SSANZ) Round New Zealand yacht race which started yesterday in Auckland with the first leg, a race to Mangonui in Northland.

Arbitare, owned by Murray Hartley, approaching the finish line of leg one, arriving in Mangonui. Photo / Deborah Williams
Arbitare, owned by Murray Hartley, approaching the finish line of leg one, arriving in Mangonui. Photo / Deborah Williams
Three of the boats on the start line of leg one in Auckland harbour. Photo / Deborah Williams
Three of the boats on the start line of leg one in Auckland harbour. Photo / Deborah Williams