Murray Gilbert and Jonathan Burgess won the Flying Fifteen national title at the Waikawa Boating Club but only after a dramatic finish which came down to the last beat of the last race.
Andrew McKenzie is back to defend his national Laser title in Christchurch this week but will face strong competition from a host of sailors.
Dotted around Enda O’Coineen’s 60-foot boat are a handful of quotes from famous writers and poets, including a passage from Irish novelist James Joyce’s work Ulysses: “The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotum tightening sea.”
Tom Saunders finally feels like he belongs.
Both the Tanner and Tauranga Cups came down to the last race at the Kohimarama Yacht Club with the top three competitors in both events separated by only one point.
As many as 87 boats have entered this year's Bay Week and among the crew will be a 10-year-old to America's Cup winners and Volvo Ocean Race champions.
Entries close soon for the Oceanibridge NZL Sailing Regatta, this country's premier Olympic and youth classes regatta and the New Zealand leg of the newly-created Tasman Series.
The Whangarei Girls and Boys High School teams dished up the closest match at last month's three-day team's regatta at the Kerikeri Cruising Club as they battled for bragging rights.
James Barnett and Sam Street have a better idea of what they need to do if they are to compete at the top level following a busy period of two world 420 competitions in the last six weeks.
New Zealand sailors started the year in perfect fashion, winning both the boy's and girl's titles at the 29er world championships in Hong Kong.