Marine life is returning to Maunganui Bay on the Cape Brett Peninsula in the Bay of Islands but it needs to be remembered the area is closed to all fishing (except for gathering kina) until October 13, 2018 under section 186a of the Fisheries Act 1996.
Coastguard Boating Education are generously providing a 15 percent discount on online Maritime VHF radio operator certificate courses.
The amazing weather over the last few weeks has made it hard not to think of the Christmas holidays but there are a handful of things you should do before hitting the water to enhance your enjoyment and safety.
Zhik have all the sailing gear you need for the summer and are offering an impressive 20 percent off exclusively for Yachting New Zealand member card holders.
Mark Orams thinks Sir Peter Blake would have had a huge smile on his face at the weekend looking down on an event in his own name that is potentially the largest multi-class centre board regatta in the world.
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Michael Brown gives an update from the bottom half of the northern region, an area that extends from Lake Taupo to the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
It might be a long way from the Great Sound in Bermuda but the Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club has seen a resurgence in sailing following this year's America's Cup and Emirates Team New Zealand's tour of the country.
The next wave of young foiling sailors will battle it out at the 2018 Red Bull Foiling Generation in Auckland in February.
Torbay will come alive this weekend with the biggest centreboard regatta in the country as more than 400 children compete in the annual Sir Peter Blake regatta.