A yachtie is safe and well after indicating he was in difficulty in the Marlborough Sounds in the early hours of yesterday morning, prompting a police appeal for sightings.
Just after 5pm today police said the male skipper of the 11-metre long yacht named Kwela had made contact with them.
Police say the man is "safe and well".
The last contact previously was at approximately 2:30am Monday when the skipper indicated he was in difficulty in Fitzroy Bay.
Kwela's skipper had left the Havelock marina at approximately midday on Saturday.