The WineWorks’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race, organised by the Waikawa Boating Club, celebrates the annual release of the Marlborough region’s new vintage wines.

The race starts at the entrance to Tory Channel in the south and finishes within Wellington’s harbour.

Each boat carries a bottle of Marlborough wine – all vying to be the first boat over the line and take the honours with the winning wine.