Prince William And Kate In A Yacht Race: Kate Wins



British royal couple Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, went head-to-head in a yacht race in New Zealand on Friday, April 11.

The royal couple is visiting the state with their son, Prince George, and has joined crews from New Zealand’s America’s Cup sailing team in a race around Auckland harbor.

They were given control over their boats when they hit open waters. The Duchess, who had previously worked on numerous sailing boats as a deckhand, has triumphed over her husband in two races.

Prince William’s boat has suffered problems with its sails, however. His skipper said,

“William was a good sailor but Kate pushed us around into a bad position… William was very competitive right from the start – he didn’t want to lose. When Kate won both the races he just said ‘At least she’ll be happy’.”

The two have previously taken part in an aquatic race when the Prince won a dragon boat race during their visit to Canada in 2011.

The royal couple have a busy schedule ahead of them as they attempt to cover the length and breadth of both countries in just 18 hectic days.

William and Kate have an action-packed trip planned, involving some of the most famous sights that Down Under has to offer.


High-octane activities such as a 50mph white water ride in Queenstown and a yacht race across Auckland Harbor will go side by side with some more leisurely engagements.

They will pay tribute to earthquake victims in Christchurch, visit a street in Sydney’s Blue Mountains that was ravaged by fires in October 2013 and enjoy a romantic walk taking in the breathtaking beauty of Australia’s sacred Uluru or Ayres Rock.

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