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.
Dr Dave Austin will be back in May to run his annual offshore medical course at the Auckland Sailing Club.
Last weekend's Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club's 2018 regatta was the best for years with 32 boats sailing, 21 of them from Christchurch.
The Howick Sailing Club suffered serious damage during last month's storm and know they will have a shortfall to pay for repairs and new equipment.
Honda Marine took out the 2018 18' Skiff NZL Championships after six incredibly tough races at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club last weekend.
One of the big challenges for all yacht clubs is translating individuals who try sailing for the first time into members and the New Plymouth Yacht Club do this better than most.
A good turnout of centreboard sailors attended the Waitara Boating Club's annual regatta over the weekend.
Some of the marks are pretty large but also spectacular which is part of what makes the Gulf Classic so special.
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.
Safety boats are critical to the operation of most yachting and boating clubs in New Zealand and there are a number of things you should do to manage this effectively.