For six years, the red and white sails of Simon Hull's trimaran have dominated line honours in the PIC Coastal Classic but this year they have some serious competition.
The Sail Northland Charitable Trust are looking for philanthropists to help them achieve their goals of developing sailing in the region.
Two training regattas were held recently as the team sailing season kicks into gear.
Hamish Hey finished with Yachting New Zealand last week after five years as one of the Northern Region regional support officer working with clubs in the Auckland, Waikato, Thames and Bay of Plenty area.
The Kerikeri Cruising Club are leading the fight against a biosecurity charge that could have implications for the rest of the country.
In our regular feature on the regions, regional support officer Kim Admore provides a roundup of what's been going on in the top of the North Island.