The Mastercard Superyacht Regatta saw fast and furious racing take place in New Zealand's Haruki Gulf across four days. The first race day, sponsored by Auckland unlimited, got underway promptly thanks to perfect sailing weather of sunshine and a solid 16-18 knots of wind. Here, Miss Silver is pictured under sail on the racecourse.
The best photos from the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021
Day one - Miss Silver
Day one - Sassafras, Tawera and Miss Silver
Day one - Whirlwind XII
The 31.36 metre Royal Huisman sailing yacht Whirlwind XII is captured under sail on the first day of the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta.
Day two - Tawera
Tawera started the second day of racing in a strong position after picking up the overall regatta lead on day one. Here, the 28.1 metre sailing yacht is captured against the Auckland city skyline as day two of the regatta got underway.
Day two - Silvertip
The 33 metre sailing yacht Silvertip secured its first victory in the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta on the second day of racing. Day two saw the Yachting Developments-built yacht win the third race on BOAT International race day.
Day two - prizegiving
Coast NZ provided gift bags (pictured) to the three winners of the second day of racing; Silvertip, Tawera and Miss Silver.
Day three - the fleet
The third day of racing, sponsored by Doyle Sails, got underway in fantastic sailing conditions with ten knots of breeze on the race course. Racing got underway on schedule and saw Whirlwind and Tawera reach the first mark ahead of the rest of the fleet.
Day three - Whirlwind
Heading into the last day of racing after day three, it was Tawera with a dominant overall lead followed by Miss Silver in second and Whirlwind in third.
Day four - Sassafras
The final day of racing saw fierce competition between Sassafras and Miss Silver, who pushed each other to the limit.
Day four - prizegiving
The crew of the 28.1 metre sailing yacht Tawera, the smallest yacht to take part in the regatta, celebrate after being crowned overall winners of the four day event.