BIG RED is the name affectionately given to STEINLAGER 2, the 1989 - 90 Whitbread Around the World Yacht Race Winner skippered by our very own New Zealander, the late, much admired and respected Sir Peter Blake.
Click on the photos to enlarge them. I have to say that she looks pretty awesome.
She is now owned by the New Zealand Sailing Trust Board.
I am going sailing on her this Monday 26th January, which is Auckland Anniversary Regatta Day. Which means Shipmates, I get to feel the sheer power and majesty of this ocean racing thoroughbred...... and a bonus will be that I will be able to look at all the other hundreds and hundreds of yachts sailing on Waitemata Harbour - Yachtee Heaven really. Needless to say; I can hardly wait!