Two New Zealand teams are on top nearing the halfway mark in the pinnacle event of 18ft skiff racing.
Westlake Boys High School took out the 67th annual intersecondary schools regatta at the Wakatere Boating Club.
Eight members are in this year's Aon Fast Track Squad.
Meet a number of Volvo Ocean Race sailors at the race village on Saturday.
The OKI 24-race has thrown up a host of storylines over the years and last weekend's race was no exception.
A tornado that ripped through Cadiz last week, destroying a number of cars, boats and buildings, came close to blowing Andy Maloney and Josh Junior's European Finn campaign off track before it had even started.
The battle for the last three spots up for grabs in the NZL Sailing Foundation youth team for July's Youth Sailing World Championships are bound to be intense when the Yachting New Zealand 29er and Nacra 15 youth trials get underway at Easter.
Yacht clubs are starting to embrace the RS Feva as a way to introduce youngsters to double-handed sailing and its increased popularity should see a decent-sized fleet at the upcoming national championships.
A New Zealand team hasn't won the JJ Giltinan regatta since 1974 but four Kiwi crews are keen to change that next week.
Wellington offered up some 'signature' conditions over the three days of the Zephyr national championships and they proved to the local's liking with Greg Wright claiming overall honours.