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.

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