Why New Zealand Is One of the Most Popular (and Safe) Sailing Destinations
By DAN Boater
After winning the America's Cup in 1995 and then successfully defending it in 2000, New Zealand has become one of the world's top sailing and cruising destinations. For sailors and cruisers in the South Pacific, the best weather is during the winter months (May to October). However, travelers can escape the cyclone season in the tropics of the South Pacific by venturing further south to New Zealand during the summer months too (November through March).