Brian Petersen described it as "horrible" at times as his team battled terrible weather and sea conditions but Ran Tan II did enough to take out line honours in this year's Auckland Noumea Yacht Race.
Royal Akarana Yacht Club
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.
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.
A New Zealand team hasn't won the JJ Giltinan regatta since 1974 but four Kiwi crews are keen to change that next week.
The Royal Akarana Yacht Club will tap into Rod Davis' vast experience after the former Olympian and America's Cup skipper was appointed the club's sailing director.
Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson won the RS Feva world championships in the Netherlands, despite the fact Dickson sailed the final two days with fractured fingers.
The Auckland Noumea Yacht Race makes a return to the sailing calendar next year, with a fleet of racing and cruising boats due to leave Auckland in 12 months' time.
Royal Akarana Yacht Club sailors Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson have secured back-to-back RS Feva national championships.
Skin stapling, stitching, bone breaks and injections - these were all covered at the offshore medics course held by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club on April 22.
The Royal Akarana Yacht Club in conjunction with Yachting New Zealand are running an offshore Cat 1 plus first aid course on April 22.