Kiel Week is the biggest sailing regatta in the world and for most of the New Zealand contingent in Germany it represents their final shakedown before their biggest event of the year.
Erica Dawson contemplated giving up sailing altogether but now realises she has a big future in the sport.
Sam Meech and Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox added two more medals from the World Cup regatta in Hyeres to round out a very successful event for New Zealand's sailors.
New Zealand sailors made a successful start to the European season, winning three medals at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma, the third-most of any nation at the event.
Sam Meech has guaranteed himself a medal at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma and three other New Zealand boats will be fighting for a podium finish on the final day of the event tonight (NZ time).
Sam Meech lost some ground at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma overnight (NZ time) but he's still in gold-medal contention heading into the business end of the event.
More than 3000 people tried sailing, many for the first time, with Yachting New Zealand's Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! programme during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover at the Auckland viaduct.
As many as 400 of the world’s best sailors will descend on Auckland, New Zealand, next year for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.
The have a go programme down at the Volvo Ocean Race village is proving a hit.
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.