All illegal recreational drugs are prohibited in sport during competition and, if athletes use them, they are taking a huge risk.
Entries are still open for the second 24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race 2018 on Wellington Harbour starting on March 3, when sailors will endeavour to cover as much distance as possible when the fleet departs at noon on the Saturday.
Leonard Takahashi and his RNZYS Performance Programme Pacific Racing Team crew have taken out the 2018 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron but it wasn't without some drama.
Turn the Tide on Plastic skipper Dee Caffari will be the guest speaker at a special fundraising breakfast hosted by Lady Pippa Blake and the Sir Peter Blake Trust on March 1.
The pathway for sailors in the Olympic classes is a well-trodden one but the opportunities open for young keelboat sailors are less well known. And there are plenty of opportunities.
Last weekend's Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club's 2018 regatta was the best for years with 32 boats sailing, 21 of them from Christchurch.
Honda Marine took out the 2018 18' Skiff NZL Championships after six incredibly tough races at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club last weekend.
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.