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Online Auction to raise funds to support our talented young sailors representing New Zealand

Our talented young sailors have been selected to represent New Zealand in the Optimist sailing events overseas.

A squad of 26 of New Zealand's strongest Optimist sailors were selected based on results from the NZ Optimist Nationals held in Kohimarama over Easter, and their national ranking from the season ranking regattas.

What’s on? Regattas, Training, YNZ Events

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2016 Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championships

The New Zealand Team Sailing Association and Sandspit Yacht Club are preparing for this year’s Secondary Schools Team Sailing Nationals, led by event organiser Ross Sutherland.

The event will be held at Algies Bay, Warkworth, with sailing starting on 24th April and continuing through to Friday 29th, with 31 teams (225 sailors) representing schools from the Cook Islands down to Timaru.

Norman crowned the 2016 Line 7 New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Champion

Samantha Norman, representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, has taken the title of New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Champion for 2016. In a nail biting final match with Zoe Bennett from the RPNYC, it was a battle of North vs South and Experience vs Youth. Samantha and her team of Jenna Hansen, Hanna Hielkema and Kate Ellingham took the title with 3 wins and 1 loss, describing the regatta as “hard work but lots of fun!”.

History made at the 2016 Farr National Championships

Hamish Hall-Smith has won the Farr 3.7 National Championship and made a bit of history at the same time being the first under-21 sailor to win the Open Title.
Only 2 1/2 years after hopping out of a Starling, and after campaigning a 49er last season, Hamish (17) focussed on building a new wing rig in an effort to harness more power and this proved a step forwards for his boat set up.

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