America’s Cup fever is picking up in New Zealand, but there’ another yachting event now underway that’s capturing world-wide attention. And it’s an event of huge consequence.

A story about the top boating destinations in New Zealand could never be a short one. We are spoilt for choices in this idyllic, island nation of ours.

A useful new service has been launched by LINZ (Land Information New Zealand), with free electronic nautical marine charts promising to keep us all safer on the water this summer.