The Big Business Of Port Stopovers

Port stopovers in the 2008-09 race are far removed from the pontoon parties of the early Whitbread days. These days they are big business.

It is 1977. Heath’s Condor sails into Auckland Harbour, to be greeted at the quayside by more than 10,000 spectators, who have travelled from all over New Zealand to catch a glimpse of rising Kiwi star Peter Blake.