One of the yachts, Argo, disappeared without a trace, despite hopes that her crew might be able to communicate by radio.
A television documentary produced in 2015 as part of the Descent from Disaster series, included scenes shot at Musick Memorial Radio station.
Former Auckland Radio operator Ramon Chandler, a member of the Musick Point Radio Group, was interviewed for the programme. The producers also filmed a re-enactment of the radio watch that was maintained around the country for the missing yacht Argo.
Watch the documentary online (requires free registration and you must watch commercials first)