All illegal recreational drugs are prohibited in sport during competition and, if athletes use them, they are taking a huge risk.
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.
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.
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.
The weather wasn't always kind but it didn't seem to matter as 14 children completed learn to sail levels one and two at the Mercury Bay Boating Club recently.
Drug Free Sport New Zealand’s investigation into athletes purchasing prohibited substances online will continue well into 2018 and is a stark warning to the whole sporting community not to become complacent about doping in sport.
Some of the world's best young 420, 29er and Laser sailors and kiteboarders will be gathering in the US in April for an international racing clinic and New Zealand youngsters have the chance to join them.
32 of New Zealand’s most talented youth sailors will be competing in the first stop of the 2018 Red Bull Foiling Generation World Series, to be held at Auckland’s Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on February 24-25.