Maritime New Zealand have issued a safety bulletin to warn people that lifejackets with kapok filling or cotton straps could fail when used.
The New Zealand contingent made a strong start to Kiel Week, with five boats inside the top four after the first day or racing.
Books by Kiwi designer Ron Holland and cruiser Linda Ford would make good additions to any library or coffee table.
Kiel Week is the biggest sailing regatta in the world and for most of the New Zealand contingent in Germany it represents their final shakedown before their biggest event of the year.
Yachting New Zealand are looking for a Women's Sailing Manager, a wide-ranging new role that will help cement this country's place at the forefront of the sport at all levels.
A handful of international coaches are looking for opportunites to work in New Zealand next summer, including one who has coached a young sailor to a junior world championship title.
Let us know at Yachting New Zealand if there are any changes in your club contacts following your annual general meeting.
Lloyd Perratt and Albert Stanley have been named as this year's recipients of the St John's Rotary scholarship.
The New Zealand Hansa Class Association have set up a Givealittle page to help send six sailors to this year's Hansan world championships.
Plans are already in place for the upcoming season for the Hartley 16 class, with changes to dates and venues confirmed.