Whitbread Maxi Yacht Sailing

Feel the thrill of taking the helm, where some of New Zealand’s sailing legends once stood. Take up the opportunity to sail aboard Steinlager 2 or Lion New Zealand and experience a piece of history…

Lion New Zealand, the ultimate New Zealand Sailing experience

Rich in histories of adventure and success, Lion New Zealand and Steinlager 2 provide unique settings for group experiences. Jump aboard for a true adventure that will leave you with great memories of this once in a lifetime experience.

  • Legendary Vessels, skippered successfully by the late Sir Peter Blake in the world's toughest races; Round the World Whitbread and Sydney to Hobart
  • Turn your group into a team, use this experience to learn to work together and have fun as a team through the excitement and challenge of the race.
  • Authentic race vessels, in nearly original race configuration
  • Safe & comfortable, these big boats will provide thrill and excitement without compromising your security
  • No experience required, our experienced crew will be on hand to show you the ropes and we can accommodate people with every level of fitness.

These vessels offer guests the opportunity for a hands on experience; exert energy on the grinders, take the helm or sit back, relax and enjoy. Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand are both largely in their original configuration as when raced around the world, and still active in off shore racing including Sydney to Hobart and Auckland to Fiji.

Options available to race against each other or sail them independently.

Lion New Zealand

Lion New Zealand was the late Sir Peter Blake's entry in the '85/86 Whitbread Round the World Race and winner of the infamous '84 Sydney to Hobart. Lion provides great team building and overnight experiences for groups seeking a hands on sailing adventure.

Steinlager 2

A Kiwi legend with her iconic red hull, Sir Peter Blake's '89/90 Whitbread entry 'Steinie' won every leg on the line and handicap, a record that still stands today. This world class competitor offers unforgettable sailing excursions including full day outings and team building activities.