Captain Kate rules the waves: Duchess of Cambridge is crowned queen of the ocean after beating William in yacht race
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Whenuapai, near Auckland
- Whenupai is home to the largest RNZAF base in New Zealand
- After greeting Air Force personnel and their families, couple competed in yacht race
- Kate proved victorious, winning not one but two races against her husband
|All smiles: The Duchess, a keen sailor, grinned broadly despite some unfavorable weather as she prepared to sail the harbour|
|That's how it's done: The Duchess offered a sympathetic look to William after she beat him in not one but two races|
|Kate was overwhelmed with adoring fans as she traveled to the Marina|
|Kate and Will seemed to be in a flirty mood down at the Marina|
|Kate leans in to shake a delighted fan's hand|
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they arrived in Auckland for a day of engagements Friday morning.
The couple began by visiting families at the largest RNZAF base in New Zealand at Whenuapai, home to more than a thousand serving airmen and women.
The meeting was a chance for the couple to greet staff and their families and thank them for their service. Many have recently served on operations overseas.
|Smile for the Duchess: Kate attempted to get a small child to crack a grin as she greeted RNZAF personnel and their families|
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|A royal tour: Kate and Will are shown around by Air Force personnel|