The aim of any Olympic programme is to have competition and depth and it’s exactly what is transpiring in the Laser class in this country.
The awards keep on coming for New Zealand sailors after Blair Tuke and Josh Junior picked up major gongs at their regional awards.
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.
It's 9169km from Auckland to Sanya, China, and Sam Street will feel like he's already travelled that far when he takes off with the rest of the New Zealand team for the upcoming youth sailing world championships.
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.
Peter Burling made history at the Bay of Plenty Sports Awards, writes David Beck of the Rotorua Daily Post.
Blair Tuke helped Mapfre to finish first into Cape Town on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race but lost something on the way.
It was a victory that captivated a nation, so it was little surprise when Emirates Team New Zealand were named Executive Travel Sailor of the Year at the annual Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards.
Blustery conditions made it challenging for the competitors in the inaugural Hansa Class North Island championships at the Ngaroto Sailing Club last weekend.