17 May 2021

Former foster child sails around NZ to raise money for kids in care

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 17 May 2021

An emotional seven-month circumnavigation of New Zealand is over for American solo sailor Elana Connor, who sailed into Auckland's Princes Wharf yesterday, accompanied by a flotilla of yachts and waka.

A former foster child, her seven month voyage was to raise funds for New Zealand teenagers in care.

The journey was a change of tack - after her goal to sail around the globe was interrupted by Covid-19 and she found herself stuck in Tauranga.

Connor spoke to Corin Dann.