Father and son Malcolm and Hamish Dickson are competing in the Solo Trans-Tasman Yacht Challenge but it's only one of a number of adventures the pair have undergone.
A father and son will go head-to-head when the 2018 Solo Tasman Yacht Challenge from New Plymouth to Mooloolaba gets underway on Easter Sunday.
One of the big challenges for all yacht clubs is translating individuals who try sailing for the first time into members and the New Plymouth Yacht Club do this better than most.
A good turnout of centreboard sailors attended the Waitara Boating Club's annual regatta over the weekend.
The Paper Tiger national championships will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in New Plymouth in January.
In our regular feature on the regions, regional support officer Wayne Holdt provides a roundup of what's been going on in the central region.
One is the oldest trophy in international sport and the other one of the oldest in New Zealand rugby and history was made when they came together under one roof at the New Plymouth Yacht Club recently.
The longer days are constant reminders that summer is on its way and clubs in the central region are all working hard getting ready for the upcoming season.
Eight teams attended the regional match racing programme over the July school holidays hosted by the Wellington Youth Scheme and sailed in their Elliott 6s.
Safety regulations were debated and discussed from a Wellington perspective when the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club recently hosted Yachting New Zealand yacht inspector Angus Willison for an update on the 2017-2020 Safety Regulations of Sailing.