Royals go match racing on the Waitemata: Image gallery - 2

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America’s Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went match racing on the Waitemata harbour, Friday, in the America's Cuppers NZL-41 and NZL-68.

It was the Duke's second match racing attempt on the Waitemata, having sailed here four years ago under the tutelage of America's cup skipper, Dean Barker.

Clearly he had not learned a lot from that experience, as he was beaten twice by his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014

HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Match racing in the America's Cup monohulls on the Waitemata Harbour - April 11, 2014