It has been a challenging four days at Kiel Week with strong winds, heavy rain and shifty conditions but a handful of New Zealand crews will go into the final day tonight (NZ time) with good chances of winning medals.
Consistency has been hard to achieve for most in the challenging conditions at Kiel Week but a handful of New Zealand crews are in the hunt for medals, including Andy Maloney who leads the Finn.
Liv Mackay and Micah Wilkinson love a bit of breeze and they revelled in the challenging conditions on the second day of the Kiel Week regatta.
Franck Cammas is synonymous with the name Groupama so it was appropriate the Frenchman helped Miss Scarlet take line honours in the Cercle Nautique Caledonien Groupama Race this week.
The awards keep coming for the members of Emirates Team New Zealand with Josh Junior collecting the sportsman of the year and supreme award at last night's Sport Wellington awards night.
The New Zealand contingent made a strong start to Kiel Week, with five boats inside the top four after the first day or racing.
More than 75 boats lined up for the first day of the 2018 Barton Marine Winter Series at the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club in Wellington on Saturday.
Kiel Week is the biggest sailing regatta in the world and for most of the New Zealand contingent in Germany it represents their final shakedown before their biggest event of the year.
Lloyd Perratt and Albert Stanley have been named as this year's recipients of the St John's Rotary scholarship.