Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan - 2

Events Clothing - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

Those who frequent the Auckland waterfront, will have noticed the steady growth of the Auckland 18ft skiff fleet over the past couple of years.

The Auckland Championships are next weekend.

We caught these images from Sunday's practice sessions.

2013-18 (7) - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

2013-18 (21) - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

2013-18 (18) - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

2013-18 (19) - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

Events Clothing - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

Events Clothing - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

Double trouble - ASCC 1 & 2 - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

Maersk - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

2013-18 (17) - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

2013-18 (22) - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013

2013-18 (25) - 18ft Skiffs, Auckland January 13, 2013