Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiff Nationals - Day 2 - Big breezes

Yamaha and C-Tech - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

Racing on Day 2 of the NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals was cancelled today on the back of a weather forecast of winds averaging 25kts, gusting 35kts for the afternoon.

Grey skies in the morning gave way to a beautiful day in the afternoon, and some of the top crews went out for some practice ahead of the JJ Giltinan Series in Australia, next February.

Sail-World's NZ Editor shot these images from the base of North Head, and caught some great rides, at a distance.

190113-18fter - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

190113-18fter (1) - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

C-Tech and Yamaha - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

C-Tech - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

Yamaha and C-Tech - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

Events Clothing closes with Yamaha and C-Tech - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

200113-18fter (10) - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

200113-18fter (9) - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

Yamaha - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

Events Clothing - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013

C-Tech - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013