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

The race will start at the entrance to Tory Channel in the south and finish within Wellington’s harbour.

Once all the boats have crossed the line, they will complete a full fleet sail down into the harbour, providing a spectacle seldom seen in the capital.

Each boat will carry a bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc which will then be available for the public to taste at a unique event hosted by Wine Marlborough following the race.