A 20-year-old sailor has been found safe and well after officials became concerned he could be sailing into heavy weather off the East Cape.
He was last seen aboard the 6.7-metre Luna at Anaura Bay on Monday.
Source: Maritime New Zealand
The Rescue Co-ordination Centre said the man was sailing from Napier to Auckland and had promised to call a friend every day.
He made a call on Friday night but had not been heard from since.
However, the Rescue Coordination Centre has this afternoon confirmed that the Luna yacht was found near Cape Runaway with the sailor on board.
They said both the sailor and vessel are in fine condition and there is no further concern for their safety.