Peter Burling and his Team Brunel teammates are kicking themselves for their slow start to the Volvo Ocean Race.
Yachting New Zealand are excited about changes to the sailing programme at the 2024 Paris Olympics but will hold off making any major campaign or strategy decisions until the format and equipment is finalised at November's World Sailing AGM.
The Auckland Noumea Yacht Race makes a welcome return this week after a six-year absence but it's hoped this year's edition isn't as dramatic as the last.
It's helped the likes of Jo Aleh, Jason Saunders and Josh Junior with their development as teenagers and the St John's Rotary Scholarship is available to assist another young sailor or crew in 2018.
Newcomers Frank Racing were 10th at the GC32 world championships with New Zealand having a link to all three teams who finished on the podium.
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders came agonisingly close to picking up their first title of the season at the Medemblik Regatta overnight (NZ time) but eventually had to settle for second by just one point.
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders want to stand on the top step of the podium at the end of the Medemblik Regatta and are well placed to achieve that with two days remaining.
If you enjoyed last year's World Masters Games and are keen to find some more 'friendly' competition, it might pay to put the South Pacific Laser Masters on your radar.
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders are encouraged about improvements they have made in training recently which has helped them into second in the Nacra 17 after two days at the Medemblik Regatta in the Netherlands.
Simon Hull is used to flying around the Waitemata Harbour in his GC32 with the occasional ferry and small pleasurecraft for company.