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Steinlager 2: On board Sir Peter Blake’s refitted Whitbread champion

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  • August 6, 2019

Steinlager 2 was famously skippered by the late Sir Peter Blake to win the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race, and is now owned by the New Zealand Sailing Trust. Nigel Sharp steps on board

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Steinlager 2, now owned by the New Zealand Sailing Trust, won every leg of the 1989-1990 Whitbread Round the World Race. Photo: Jeff Brown / Breed Media

In 22 May 1990, Steinlager 2 – skippered by Peter Blake and crewed by 14 fellow New Zealanders – crossed the finish line off Southampton to win the fifth Whitbread Round the World Race , with an overall time almost a day and a half quicker than the next boat.

Having dominated the race from beginning to end, Steinlager was first to finish and the winner on corrected time of all six legs: an unprecedented and unsurpassed feat in Whitbread/Volvo history. Twenty-three boats took part in that race. Whereas in the early Whitbread years many competitors considered it more of an adventure than a race, by the fifth edition they were taking it very seriously indeed.

Steinlager 2 was designed by Bruce Farr with significant input from Blake, who was able to draw on his own experience having taken part in all four previous Whitbread races. Farr initially produced a ‘base’ design following tank testing at the Wolfson Unit, the costs of which were shared between four syndicates.

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Steinlager 2 racing at the 2017 Millennium Cup. Photo: Jeff Brown / Breed Media

Four designs were then developed to suit the different needs of each syndicate to create Steinlager 2 , Fisher & Paykel (another Kiwi entry, skippered by Grant Dalton), The Card and Merit .

It was initially intended that they would all be sloop rigged but, as this race would include more downwind sailing than the previous races, Blake asked Farr to investigate the relative speed potential of a ketch. Farr’s research revealed that a ketch had potential to get around more quickly – but Blake then discovered that Dalton also favoured a ketch.

Blake went one stage further by suggesting that a fractional ketch might have a rating advantage over a masthead ketch and he persuaded a reluctant Farr to alter Steinlager ’s design again.

As it turned out, Steinlager 2 nearly never existed. After the pre-preg composite hull was completed in the autumn of 1988 it was found to have delamination problems that were so catastrophic it had to be rejected and disposed of.

But thanks to the unequivocal support of the sponsors a new hull was built (often referred to as Steinlager 2b ), and just 17 weeks later Auckland’s Southern Pacific Boatyard launched the completed boat.

After five months of sea trials – sometimes with Fisher & Paykel as a sparring partner – Steinlager 2 , which by now had acquired the nickname ‘the Big Red’, was shipped to Europe. She took part in the Fastnet Race, winning just two minutes ahead of Fisher & Paykel .

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Steinlager ’s winning ways continued with the Whitbread Race, though the first leg half-a-day victory over Merit into Punta del Este would turn out to be their biggest leg win. Fisher & Paykel finished barely half an hour behind them in three of the subsequent legs, and the margin on the Fremantle to Auckland leg – the one they both wanted to win more than any other – was a little over six minutes.

On the last leg Steinlager might have lost her hard-won advantage when, four days out of Fort Lauderdale, a chainplate for a mizzen shroud and mainmast backstay failed. It was only quick thinking helmsman Brad Butterworth’s immediate gybe that saved the rig.

After the race finished Steinlager 2 remained in the northern hemisphere for two decades, under three different owners. She was variously known as Safilo and Barracuda before Swiss sailor Stefan Detjen bought her in 2003.

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The original coffee grinder pedestals are still in use and provide plenty of exercise for Steinlager ’s crew. Photo: Nigel Sharp

He restored her original name and distinctive original livery, sailing her six Atlantic crossings (including a Huelva to La Gomera race record), three Middle Sea Races and various Mediterranean regattas. She also took part in some Whitbread reunion races, including the Volvo Legends regatta in Alicante in 2011.

The New Zealand Sailing Trust had been established in 2008 to purchase Lion New Zealand – the boat Peter Blake had skippered in the 1985/86 Whitbread – and use her to provide sail training experiences for young New Zealanders.

There was a growing feeling that it was time Steinlager also returned to New Zealand and the following year the opportunity to purchase her arose, so the Trust immediately did so. She was then sailed back to Auckland via the Panama Canal .

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One of the five original Barient winches that have been retained, along with the coffee grinders that power them. Photo: Nigel Sharp

Steinlager needed a good deal of work to make her fit for her new role and this was entrusted to Yachting Developments at Hobsonville just outside Auckland. The original accommodation included a semi-enclosed nav station on the centreline beneath the cockpit and a single heads compartment abaft.

Otherwise she was almost completely open plan with pipe cots outboard and forward, and with a U-shaped galley (complete with an athwartships gimballing cooker) on the centreline forward of the main mast.

The number of pipe cots has now been doubled to 30, each named after one of the original crew or another prominent Kiwi yachtsman of the time, and the galley has been moved further abaft. While a single heads compartment might have been considered adequate for 15 all-male Whitbread sailors, it certainly wouldn’t be for the boat’s new role and so two more have been added.

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Fifteen of the berths are named after Steinlager ’s Whitbread crew, the rest after other prominent Kiwi sailors of that era. Photo: Nigel Sharp

Steinlager ’s original engine was a 130hp Volvo Penta 4-cylinder diesel, fitted forward of the galley. This was replaced with a new engine of the same model in 2005. Yachting Developments later overhauled it and, to avoid the need for an excessively long shaft, moved it aft to a position under the cockpit.

Refit and retention

Other refit work included a new electronics package, new lights throughout the interior and the installation of a Maxwell VC3500 capstan. Almost all of the original deck gear has been retained, including the three coffee grinders, which drive the Barient winches.

When Steinlager was built, Blake had two sets of spars made for her. He used one set for the first three legs of the Whitbread race and then replaced them with the spare set in Auckland. The original set remained with the boat when she was sold, and in 2009 Detjen unstepped the second set and replaced all suspect components with those from the original spars.

During the Yachting Developments refit, the spars were overhauled with all fittings undergoing crack testing and being repaired or replaced as necessary.

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During the refit the original U-shaped galley was moved from forward of the mast, with the gimballing cooker renewed. Photo: Nigel Sharp

New sails were produced by Doyles in Auckland using Stratis sail cloth and replicating the look of the originals – 110 of which had been made for the Whitbread campaign. With the work complete, Steinlager was relaunched in November 2013 to take up her new role. Since then, the focus has been on taking New Zealand schoolchildren on voyages all over the Hauraki Gulf.

Despite her years Steinlager is, on average, out sailing every other day of the year. Almost 1,000 children had the opportunity to sail on her last year. They’re all too young to remember the phenomenal achievements of Blake and his team almost 30 years ago, but sailing on this iconic boat is a chance to get inspired by a true Kiwi legend.

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LOA: 25.48m (83ft 7in) LWL: 20.27m (66ft 6in) Beam: 5.74m (18ft 10in) Draught: 3.96m (13ft 0in) Displacement: 35,177kg (77,552lb)

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“It was time at last to claim the Whitbread Trophy. After four unsuccessful attempts the victory this time was particularly sweet. ” – Sir Peter Blake

One of the enduring qualities about Peter Blake’s sailing career was his ability first to attract excellent sponsors and second to build long term relationships and friendships with them. Sir Tom Clark is a case in point, as is Douglas Myers, the former chairman of Lion Breweries.

After the Lion campaign, with all its disappointments, Douglas Myers showed no signs of retreating. On the contrary, an ambitious project was proposed whereby Lion, under the banner of its prime export beer, Steinlager, would promote three campaigns.

Steinlager 1 was a high-tech wing-mastered trimaran aimed primarily at the two-handed round Australia Race, which was run in 1988 as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. Steinlager 2 was a Whitbread maxi targeted to once and for all secure the elusive round the world title. Steinlager 3 was to be a giant multihull aimed at securing the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation.

Steinlager 1 was 18m (60ft) long and nearly as wide (15.8m – 52ft). Built in carbon and kevlar, she was extremely light, but very strong. With a towering carbon-fibre wing mast, this was an out and out speed machine.

Even in relatively light winds, Steinlager 1 was capable of sailing fast enough to tow a water skier. It was all excitement in the build-up and the family shared some of it too. By now, James had been born and the Blake family of four went cruising on a very high performance multihull built for two. This was an equation that was not without frustration, especially as Blake at 6ft 4in tall had difficulty squeezing into the confined space at the best of times – let alone trying to assemble James’ cot.

For the Round Australia Race, Blake chose Mike Quilter as navigator and co-skipper. Quilter was part of the Lion crew. A former sailmaker, he brought a great depth of experience and talent to the project, as well as being thoroughly good company in any situation.

This was Blake’s coming of age. After all those years of heartbreak and endeavour, everything came together with the striking yacht that gained the affectionate nickname, Big Red.

The pair were severely tested, not to mention scared out of their wits, when they encountered fearful conditions that threatened to engulf, or capsize the trimaran. They survived the experience and won the race by five days, but Blake’s immediate post-race reaction was that he would never race in a multihull again. It was one of those ‘never again’ statements that would later be retracted.

Due to the political unrest in South Africa, the course for the 1989-90 Whitbread Race was altered to exclude Cape Town. Instead the new route went from Southampton (England), across the Atlantic to Punta del Este (Uruguay). From there it went into the Southern Ocean to Fremantle (Australia), from Fremantle to Auckland, then back to Punta del Este, up to Fort Lauderdale (USA) and, finally back to Southampton. This new route required a downwind-oriented yacht which meant that Blake had to use his yachting knowledge to make decisions about the design of the boat.

Working with designer Bruce Farr, Blake and the crew decided that the yacht would have to be longer than ever before with taller masts. After discovering that rivals Fisher & Paykel (F & P) had a very similar design with a ketch rig, Blake acted on a gut feeling and called for a last minute into a fractional rig. This meant that the boat was now even longer and had even taller masts which set Big Red apart.

The 1989-90 Whitbread Race set off from Southampton with Steinlager 2 leading the way. The boat proved its speed, knocking off a week from their estimated time and winning the first leg. The second leg proved testing for all the crews with extremely rough weather. This saw 5 people being lost overboard throughout the fleet, of which 4 were recovered alive. Despite this, Big Red came through to win the second leg by 90 minutes.

Leg 3 saw big winds and waves again and fierce competition between Steinlager and F&P with Blake coming out on top by only six minutes. The fourth leg left large crowds at Auckland and headed into snow and icebergs with Steinlager winning again, this time by 21 minutes. Leg 5 had far more steady conditions, so the crew worked hard to make the boat go as fast as possible. This ended with Steinlager crossing the finish line eight miles ahead of F & P.

The final leg proved to be dramatic, with disaster narrowly avoided when the chain plate attaching the rigging to the side of the yacht cracked. If it hadn’t been for the helmsman gybing, the chain plate would have severed and rigs would have gone over the side. A bit of Kiwi resourcefulness was used to make repairs and Steinlager 2 won by 36 minutes, winning the handicap and each of the race’s six legs.

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1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race: Peter Blake, Pippa Blake & Family. Arrival at Southampton, Leg 6, Steinlager 2

We remember The Ocean Race legend – and his iconic clean sweep of 1989-90, thirty years on

It's 18 years since we sadly lost The Ocean Race legend, Sir Peter Blake.

Blake competed in a hat-trick of Races as skipper – finally achieving his dream of lifting The Ocean Race trophy at the fifth attempt, with Steinlager 2 in 1989-90.

That win made history as the first New Zealand-flagged boat to win The Ocean Race, and the manner of victory left an indelible mark on the Race.

Blake led Steinlager 2 to a clean sweep in the most dominant campaign in the Race's near-50 year history, winning every single one of the six legs – the first time that feat had been achieved since 1981-82, when the Race comprised four stages.

The journey to victory had been a long one for Blake, who first competed in the Race as a 24-year-old crew onboard Burton Cutter in the 1973-74 edition.

That experience proved the beginning of a 16-year obsession with the Race – he famously went on to describe the competition as something that 'gets in your blood... and you can't get rid of it' – and by the time the 1989-90 edition came around, Blake was ready to take a radical and risky step in search of victory.

His idea for Steinlager 2 was to build the biggest and heaviest yacht in the Race, carrying 20 percent more sail area than its rivals.

True to Blake's luck in the race up to that point, the initial yacht built had to be scrapped at the fitting-out stage after large areas of the high-tech carbon fibre-moulded hull were found to have delaminated. The delay cost two months of preparation, almost putting paid to Blake's campaign.

But once the Race began, there was no stopping Blake and his crew on Steinlager 2 as they swept all before them, culminating in a legendary battle into their home port of Auckland, against fellow NZ boat, Fisher & Paykel, led by Grant Dalton. 

As the pair raced into the City of Sails, just a mile separated the boats, and a match race was underway. The battle that ensued was one of the most memorable in sailing history, as Blake got the better of his opponent to steal the honours in his hometown.

Blake's legends lives on through the Race today. Blake's son, James, was an Onboard Reporter in the 2017-18 edition – and on Thursday, The Ocean Race announced a return to Auckland in 2021-22 – a twelfth visit to New Zealand in 14 editions. 

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New Zealand’s Beloved Steinlager 2 Enjoys Second Wind as a Sail Training Vessel

  • By Charles Scoones
  • April 5, 2022

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There is a pub in Coromandel, once a gold-mining town and about a day’s sail from Auckland, where beer can still be ordered in 4-pint “jugs.” For years, Kiwi sailors have cruised the Hauraki Gulf, taken the tide up to the wharf, and strolled up the road for a beer at the Star and Garter. In 1992—a time when foils were a thing used in the sport of fencing— Cruising World organized a flotilla here. Writers Herb McCormick and Tim Murphy came to scout out the territory, and it fell to me to sail them around and show off our backyard. 

I’ve been thinking about that cruise and a certain noisy evening in the pub. This was back in the day when New Zealand was still a cheeky, but so far unsuccessful, challenger for the America’s Cup . There was growing support for another crack at winning the Old Mug. A local sailor, Peter Blake, had just been tasked with heading up the next Kiwi challenge, scheduled for 1995 in San Diego. 

Back then, not many sailors outside the country would have known what Blake had already achieved. This was the Whitbread era, when any well-found yacht with a capable crew could enter the race around the world with a chance of winning on handicap. It may well have been the reputation that New Zealand sailors and boats were gaining around the world that prompted Cruising World to visit. Or maybe it was the epic 1989-90 match race around the world between Kiwi ketches Steinlager 2 , skippered by Blake, and Fisher & Paykel , skippered by Grant Dalton. After all, the Hauraki Gulf is where these guys had learned to sail, so there must be ­something in the waters.

More recently, the Hauraki Gulf was featured on screens around the world as the backdrop to the 75-foot flying-skiff show. On race days in Auckland, the post-match parties continued into the night around the America’s Cup bases at the Viaduct Harbour. Moored in the same basin is Steinlager 2, or “Big Red,” as she is affectionately known. People still talk about how Steinlager 2 and Fisher & Paykel crossed the line in Auckland within three minutes of each other—and days ahead of the bulk of the fleet. By the time they had completed the 32,000-mile race in England, Steinlager 2 had won every leg, a record that has yet to be beaten. Arguably, it was the peak of the maxi-yacht ocean-racing era. 

Following the race, her skipper vowed never to venture into the Southern Ocean again. “Big Red” was sold and spent several years campaigning successfully on the US East Coast and in the Mediterranean. Blake, having summited his Everest, was then persuaded to head up Team New Zealand’s challenge for the 1995 America’s Cup. The result was a Kiwi romp that finally knocked Dennis Conner off his perch and gained Blake a knighthood. He went on to manage the successful defense of the Cup in 2000 before retiring from competitive sailing and turning to environmental work, raising awareness of climate change with his Blake Expeditions. Tragically, only a year later, pirates murdered him on the Amazon River. 

Steinlager 2 , though, carries on. Get up early, and you are likely to see this boat out in the Hauraki Gulf, with students on deck getting her ready for sea. Steinlager 2 is still working hard alongside another Kiwi classic maxi, Lion New Zealand, aka “The Urban Assault Vehicle.” It’s another Whitbread veteran built for Blake, who wanted a vessel that was bulletproof.

Back in 2006, Steinlager 2 was on the market. A charitable trust had been formed in New Zealand to bring the boat back home and get it back to original trim. The plan was to use it for youth training. Steinlager 2 relaunched in 2008 in the original bold-red livery and with a sail wardrobe matching the cloth of racing days. The deck layout remained unchanged. Down below, the layout was modified to accommodate 30 students and four crew. Since then, year-round, the boat has been taking school groups, maritime students and adults to sea. 

Big Red on the water

A few tides have flowed through the Gulf since that Cruising World charter, and I find myself at the wheel of Steinlager 2 as we head out of Viaduct Harbour, past Team New Zealand’s home base and workmen dismantling the Prada boat shed, down the Waitemat Harbour, and across the recent America’s Cup racecourse. On deck are 28 students, many of whom have never been aboard a boat before. We turn upwind, and unfamiliar hands take the handles at the grinding ­pedestals. Some 2,500 square feet of buff-colored Kevlar climbs hesitantly to the sky, the runner is ground in, and we slowly bear away. The main sheet moans as it is eased around its massive drum. We heel just a little, and the call is for the students to take up positions on the weather rail. The jib is rolled out, the power comes on, the heel increases, and the log climbs effortlessly to 10 knots. 

“Big Red” is coming alive. The running lines begin to hum. I hand over the helm to a nervous young student who has grown up on a farm. “You see that island over the bow?” I ask. “Well, head for that.” 

The thrill for both of us at that moment cannot be measured. This is my day job. Pinch me.

Typically, on a four- or five-day cruise, Steinlager 2 and Lion will sail in the relatively sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf or stretch their legs on a passage up the North Island’s Pacific coast. Among the special anchorages is Tiritiri Matangi, a sanctuary island where native birds thrive predator-free, and where little blue penguins come ashore to roost. 

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A full day’s sail from Auckland will take us to Great Barrier Island, whose small population enjoys a more relaxed attitude about life than on the mainland. Or we might sail to the Mercury Islands, near where Capt. James Cook set up his instruments in 1769 to observe the planet’s transit. Historic Kawau Island and Coromandel Harbour provide further safe anchorages. 

In practice, many of the same haunts that the Cruising World flotilla of 1992 visited are still among the favorite haunts of sailors today. We have a great backyard here in New Zealand. After a week at sea, the students hopefully can tie a knot or two, work up a passage plan, and know a sheet from a halyard. 

Certainly, they have had a unique experience. It is not always plain sailing; the program does not stop in foul weather (after all, these boats were built to sail the Southern Ocean). But at the end of a voyage, to feel the growth of the students and see the grins on their faces when they step ashore makes our job well worthwhile. 

We are sure that Sir Peter Blake would approve. 

Photographer and professional skipper Charles Scoones lives in New Zealand, where he’s involved with America’s Cup course management and youth training on the water. His thirst for adventure led him to sail an open boat to Scandinavia and cross the Atlantic on the US-flagged Spirit of San Francisco in 1969. For more information on the New Zealand Sailing Trust, visit nzsailingtrust.com .

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The trust have developed a couple of all-inclusive sailing experiences on Tikapa Moana, Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf - the Hauraki Gulf Paradise overnight experience (2 day, 1 night) and Nautical Fusion Adventure (3 day, 2 night).

These are wonderful adventures at the best of times but truly memorable when done on board Sir Peter Blake's boats Lion New Zealand or Steinlager 2. Of course, Steinlager 2 won all six legs to dominate the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. 

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STEINLAGER 2

STEINLAGER 2 is a 25.48 m Sail Yacht, built in New Zealand by Southern Pacific and delivered in 1989.

Her top speed is 10.0 kn and her cruising speed is 9.0 kn and her power comes from a Volvo Penta diesel engine. She can accommodate up to 0 guests, with 16 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 43.0 GT and a 5.76 m beam.

She was designed by Farr Yacht Design , who also completed the naval architecture. Farr Yacht Design has designed 34 yachts and created the naval architecture for 77 yachts for yachts above 24 metres.

STEINLAGER 2 is one of 990 sailing yachts in the 24-30m size range.

STEINLAGER 2 is currently sailing under the New Zealand flag (along with a total of other 20 yachts). She has recently entered the superyacht marina Viaduct Harbour, in New Zealand. For more information regarding STEINLAGER 2's movements, find out more about BOAT Pro AIS .

Specifications

  • Name: STEINLAGER 2
  • Previous Names: SAFILO,BARRACUDA
  • Yacht Type: Sail Yacht
  • Builder: Southern Pacific
  • Naval Architect: Farr Yacht Design
  • Exterior Designer: Farr Yacht Design

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Efforts underway to remove a dinner cruise yacht ran aground off Maui coast

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Efforts to defuel a luxury tour yacht that ran aground in shallow waters off Lahaina, Hawaii , last week are underway. 

The Maui Princess, a 100-foot passenger vessel widely popular for its sunset dinner cruises around Maui, broke free from its mooring farther offshore on Thursday after “a part reportedly failed,” according to a news release by the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). The ship drifted closer to shore and ended up stuck on “a shallow shelf of sand and rubble.”

The incident did not cause any injuries. 

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Maui Princess owner David Jung hired Willoughby Consulting and Adjusting to lead the defueling effort. The company started removing the ship’s 2,500 gallons of fuel, batteries, hazardous materials and other items on Monday afternoon. 

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The release said the process is expected to take several days and involve up to 10 helicopter trips to remove the majority of the fuel. 

“This is pretty calm compared to the stuff I’ve done in the past,” David Willoughby from Willoughby Consulting and Adjusting said in a transcription from Monday.

Jung did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment but told local media outlet KITV 4 Island News on Friday that the grounding was an accident. 

Since the Maui wildfires destroyed Lahaina Harbor last August, the boat has paused all commercial operations and struggled to find a location to be permanently docked. 

The DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources is “providing expertise and guidance for the removal operation to minimize any additional impacts to important hard substrate and living corals in the area.” Aquatic biologists have been unable to assess possible damage to marine life due to high surf along the West Maui coastline.

After the defueling, a salvage contractor will move the boat into deeper water during high tide. 

Last February, a different private luxury yacht ran aground off the northern coast of Maui. The vessel leaked fuel into the ocean and damaged coral and live rocks.  

Kathleen Wong is a travel reporter for USA TODAY based in Hawaii. You can reach her at [email protected] .

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Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui stole US$1 billion to fund luxury lifestyle, court told

  • Prosecutors say the fugitive businessman bought a mansion, a yacht, expensive cars and two US$36,000 mattresses with money from fraudulent investment schemes
  • Guo had offered investments in his media company, a cryptocurrency venture and a farm loan programme, as well as membership in an exclusive club

Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui scammed his followers out of more than US$1 billion after Chinese authorities seized his property, a federal prosecutor said on Friday as Guo's fraud trial began in New York.

Assistant US Attorney Micah Fergenson told jurors that Guo, who was a real estate developer in China and moved to New York, amassed an online following through videos criticising the Chinese government.

After authorities in China and Hong Kong seized his assets in response, Guo started pitching fraudulent investments to his followers, Fergenson said.

"Miles Guo ran a simple con on a grand scale. He lived a billionaire's lifestyle using money he stole from people he tricked and cheated," Fergenson said, using one of the other names the tycoon is known by.

The Manhattan jury of 12 will weigh allegations that Guo used his prolific online presence and hundreds of thousands of followers to bring in funds he spent on himself and his family.

Guo, who is known by several names including Miles Kwok and Ho Wan Kwok, has been jailed in Brooklyn since his March 2023 arrest.

Guo's lawyer Sabrina Shroff said in her opening statement that his businesses were legitimate, and that his aim was to build a movement against the Chinese Communist Party.

"It was not a bet, it was not a scheme. It was not a con. It was none of those things," she said.

Many of Guo's actions, such as owning multiple phones and bank accounts, were common-sense protections as the Chinese government continued to try to disrupt his work in the US, Shroff said.

The defence lawyer also urged jurors not to judge Guo for the way he spent the huge fortune he had amassed through real estate.

Starting in 2018, prosecutors say Guo touted financial opportunities in Mandarin-language online videos, offering investments in his media company, a purported cryptocurrency venture, and a farm loan programme, as well as membership in what was billed as an exclusive club offering concierge services.

Prosecutors said Guo stole from the funds to buy a New Jersey mansion, a yacht, several luxury cars and other extravagances, including two US$36,000 mattresses.

Guo faces 12 counts of fraud, racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering. The trial before US District Judge Analisa Torres could stretch into July.

The Beijing critic has been a business associate of former US president Donald Trump's one-time adviser Steve Bannon.

It was on Guo's US$37 million yacht, the Lady May, where Bannon was arrested in 2020 in a separate fraud case. That case ended when Trump pardoned Bannon in the waning hours of his presidency. Bannon had pleaded not guilty.

Guo left China in 2014 during an anti-corruption crackdown under President Xi Jinping. Officials there accused Guo of bribery, money laundering and other crimes, which he has denied.

After moving to the United States, Guo bought a home in the luxury Sherry-Netherland building on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, and drew ardent fans through his criticism of China's government, including by accusing leaders of corruption.

At Beijing's request, the global police organisation Interpol in April 2017 issued a "red notice" for Guo's arrest.

Shroff said in court on Friday that the notice was an attempt to silence Guo after he gave an interview with US government-backed Voice of America.

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This article originally appeared on the South China Morning Post (www.scmp.com), the leading news media reporting on China and Asia.

Copyright (c) 2024. South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.

Guo Wengui's Twitter page is seen on a computer screen in Beijing in August 2017. Photo: AP

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  1. History

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  8. Steinlager 1 was the second of Sir Peter Blake's campaigns

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  9. Sir Peter Blake

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  11. Peter Blake (sailor)

    Sir Peter James Blake KBE (1 October 1948 - 5 December 2001) was a New Zealand yachtsman who won the 1989-1990 Whitbread Round the World Race, held the Jules Verne Trophy from 1994 to 1997 by setting the around the world sailing record as co-skipper of ENZA New Zealand, and led New Zealand to successive victories in the America's Cup.. Blake was shot and killed by pirates while monitoring ...

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  14. New Zealand's Beloved Steinlager 2 Enjoys Second Wind as a Sail

    People still talk about how Steinlager 2 and Fisher & Paykel crossed the line in Auckland within three minutes of each other—and days ahead of the bulk of the fleet. By the time they had completed the 32,000-mile race in England, Steinlager 2 had won every leg, a record that has yet to be beaten. Arguably, it was the peak of the maxi-yacht ...

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  16. KZ-2 Steinlager 2 to race in Legends

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  18. STEINLAGER 2 Yacht

    The 25.48m/83'7" sail yacht 'Steinlager 2' (ex. Barracuda) was built by Southern Pacific in France. Guest Accommodation. She is also capable of carrying up to 16 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Range & Performance. Steinlager 2 is built with a GRP hull and GRP superstructure, with gpr decks.

  19. Explore the Gulf on Lion NZ and Steinlager 2

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  20. STEINLAGER 2 yacht (Southern Pacific, 25.48m, 1989)

    STEINLAGER 2 is a 25.48 m Sail Yacht, built in New Zealand by Southern Pacific and delivered in 1989. Her top speed is 10.0 kn and her cruising speed is 9.0 kn and her power comes from a Volvo Penta diesel engine. She can accommodate up to 0 guests, with 16 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 43.0 GT and a 5.76 m beam.

  21. Steinlager 2

    Steinlager 2 is a Bruce Farr-designed yacht. Skippered by Peter Blake, she won the 1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race and line honours in the 1989 Fastnet Race. She was the only yacht to ever win all six legs of the Whitbread Round the World Race. The crew included Brad Butterworth, Tony Rae, Kevin ...

  22. About 1

    Steinlager Classic was born from a challenge. In 1958, the infamous Black Budget cut beer imports and the challenge was put out to New Zealand brewers to produce a lager of international quality. The response was Steinlager Classic - and half a century on it is firmly established as New Zealand's top-selling premium beer. Challenge has ...

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    As one of the largest private sailing yachts globally, this three-masted Lürssen schooner spans 93 meters in length. Following a three-year construction period, Eos was delivered to Diller in ...

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  27. A 100-foot luxury tour yacht runs aground off Lahaina, Maui

    Efforts to defuel a luxury tour yacht that ran aground in shallow waters off Lahaina, Hawaii, last week are underway. The Maui Princess, a 100-foot passenger vessel widely popular for its sunset ...

  28. Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui stole US$1 billion to fund luxury ...

    Prosecutors said Guo stole from the funds to buy a New Jersey mansion, a yacht, several luxury cars and other extravagances, including two US$36,000 mattresses. Guo faces 12 counts of fraud ...