New Zealanders became heavily involved in international yachting competitions such as the Whitbread Round the World race. They became professional sailors of hugely expensive high-tech yachts paid for by commercial sponsorship. The advertising logos on these Whitbread yachts leaving Auckland for Brazil show the importance of commercial support.
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New Zealand Herald
Photograph by Kenny Rodger
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