Kate Middleton beat her husband Prince William as they raced America's Cup yachts on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.

Both had some high-powered teammates — Kate was paired with Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker while William raced with Grant Dalton, the team's manager and a veteran round-the-world competitor.

It rained again as it has most days on their tour but that didn't put off hundreds of people who gathered on Auckland's waterfront to greet them.

Kate gives the thumbs-up as she boards a craft with Prince William
Kate gives the thumbs-up as she boards a craft with Prince WilliamReuters
Kate at the wheels of an America's Cup yacht, gestures to her husband as she beats him
Kate at the wheels of an America's Cup yacht, gestures to her husband as she beats himReuters / Getty
Prince William steers an America's Cup yacht as he races his wife
Prince William steers an America's Cup yacht as he races his wifeReuters
Kate and William sail America's Cup yachts on Auckland harbour
Kate and William sail America's Cup yachts on Auckland harbourGetty
Kate was paired with Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker
Kate was paired with Team New Zealand skipper Dean BarkerGetty
William races with Grant Dalton, the team's manager and a veteran round-the-world racer
William races with Grant Dalton, the team's manager and a veteran round-the-world racerGetty
A small plane displays a protest banner in the sky above Auckland Harbour
A small plane displays a protest banner in the sky above Auckland HarbourReuters
Kate meets Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) staff and their families after arriving with her husband at the RNZAF base in Whenuapai, near Auckland
Kate meets Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) staff and their families after arriving with her husband at the RNZAF base in Whenuapai, near AucklandReuters
Prince William meets members of the crowd before boarding an America's Cup yacht on Auckland Harbour
Prince William meets members of the crowd before boarding an America's Cup yacht on Auckland HarbourReuters
Hayley Heartbreak gives Prince William her illustration of him, Kate and their son Prince George at Auckland Harbour
Hayley Heartbreak gives Prince William her illustration of him, Kate and their son Prince George at Auckland HarbourReuters
Prince William holds an umbrella above his wife and then spills water on her before boarding two America's Cup yachts on Auckland Harbour
Prince William holds an umbrella above his wife and then spills water on her before boarding two America's Cup yachts on Auckland HarbourReuters
Crowds cheer as the motorcade of Prince William and Kate Middleton passes by at the Viaduct Basin in Auckland, New Zealand
Crowds cheer as the motorcade of Prince William and Kate Middleton passes by at the Viaduct Basin in Auckland, New ZealandGetty