Melinda Henshaw and her crew showed their class to win the 2017 MRX Women’s Keelboat national championships sailed in Auckland over the weekend.
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
It was another great edition of the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta recently, with a good mixture of light and heavy wind conditions giving competitors a bit of everything and not making it easy for anyone out on the water.
For the second year in a row Slipstream III, now skippered by new owner Mark Bond, won the recent Young 88 national title in Auckland.
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's youth training programme has been seen as a world-leader for 30 years. Michael Brown catches up with Guy Pilkington, who is stepping down after 12 years as training manager.
The battle for the 2017 Harken School Regatta came down to the last race and in the end Kerikeri High School emerged winners by a single point.
The NZL Sailing Team might have finished at the foot of the table after four days of racing at the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman but they collected the trophy for the fastest team on the water.
The NZL Sailing Team picked up some improved results during the penultimate day of racing at the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman overnight (NZ time).
(Photo: Extreme Sailing Series)
The NZL Sailing Team are on a steep learning curve at the Extreme Sailing Series and it's exactly why they ventured to Oman this week.
(Tawera Racing, skippered by Chris Steele. Photo: Extreme Sailing Series)
The five-man crew, skippered by Logan Dunning Beck, are preparing for June's Red Bull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda and received a late wildcard entry to compete in Oman.
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron run a number of programmes and are calling for applications for both their youth training and performance programmes.
Malcolm Parker followed in Jimmy Spithill's footsteps, winning the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup and taking the trophy back to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club for the first time since Spithill's win in 1999.