The summer sailing season is coming to an end but it doesn't mean the sport shuts down, because there are winter regattas and series on offer from junior classes through to the bigger boats, as well as cruisers seeking out the warm weather.
Seven New Zealand sailors with previous experience at the youth sailing world championships have been selected for July's youth worlds in the United States.
New Zealand sailors made a successful start to the European season, winning three medals at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma, the third-most of any nation at the event.
Sam Meech has guaranteed himself a medal at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma and three other New Zealand boats will be fighting for a podium finish on the final day of the event tonight (NZ time).
Sam Meech lost some ground at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma overnight (NZ time) but he's still in gold-medal contention heading into the business end of the event.
The wind made its presence felt in Palma and so did a handful of New Zealand sailors as they made their move on the third day of the Princess Sofia regatta.
Australia's Fletcher Walters can consider himself the best Optimist sailor in Australasia after adding the New Zealand title to the Australian one he claimed earlier in the year.
New Zealand's top sailors are well placed at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma, including three in the top 10 in the highly-competitive Laser fleet.
The name Meech was prominent after a tricky first day at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma overnight (NZ time).
Father and son Malcolm and Hamish Dickson are competing in the Solo Trans-Tasman Yacht Challenge but it's only one of a number of adventures the pair have undergone.