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.
Some titles at the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta came down to the last race.
Any regatta win is sweet but for Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey it tastes even better when it's over their trans-Tasman rivals and that's what they will be chasing tomorrow on the final day of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta at Murrays Bay.
For Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox it was perfect conditions today at the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta at Murrays Bay. For others, it was pretty chaotic.
Some of the marks are pretty large but also spectacular which is part of what makes the Gulf Classic so special.
There was no stopping Ammonite, with the first-time entry claiming the prestigious Millennium Cup for 2018.
36th WAIKATO YACHT SQUADRON GULF CLASSIC
2nd - 4th March 2018
The Organising Authority is The Waikato Yacht Squadron, sailed out of Maraetai Beach Boating Club.
New Zealand Raceboard RS:X Techno 293 Nationals 2018
April 20th, 21st and 22nd 2018
The Organising Authority is Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club
The Regatta is open to all World Sailing classified Raceboard classes from 1990 to current including RS:X, Techno 293 and Kona.
The 2018 NZL Sailing Team has a fresh look to it with three additions to last year’s squad as the focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics heats up.