The competitors, including some of the biggest and fastest sailing vessels in the world, will try again tomorrow when they start a 30-mile race from the Devonport Wharf on Auckland's North Shore for Kawau Island. They will anchor and rendezvous overnight before returning to Auckland on Thursday to wrap up the four-day event.
The biggest action of the day came from spirited water balloon volleys exchanged between the two largest superyachts in the fleet - the 50-meter Perini Navi sister ships Perseus, from Austria, and Phryne, from Switzerland. Crew aboard a media boat trapped in the crossfire declared the good-natured contest a draw.
While there was no racing on day two, we can bring you some of the awesome pictures from the first day of racing…
Moonbeam (Left) and Alithea
NZL-20 and Alfa Romeo
All Photos © Ivor Wilkins/Millennium Cup