Yachting New Zealand have a role in advocacy, looking out for the interests of yacht clubs and their members as well as the wider sailing and boating community.
New Zealand's top youth sailors have the opportunity to seek funding from two scholarships to help their sailing ambitions this year.
Geoff Woolley understands the New Zealand sailing landscape as both an elite competitor and coach which is one of the main reasons he's been appointed Yachting New Zealand talent development manager.
Installing the ability to… (jimmy it up) and keep going.
A big part of doing well in sailing, is our ability to fix broken parts with whats stashed in our lifejacket. Remember as a coach its important to get your sailor to the start line but you should also give them a chance when ever time allows, to make the repair themselves. Its so tempting to quickly jump in and save the day, but we must remember its important for the sailor to learn how to repair the boat as well. If we fix the problem they will not learn and they will expect someone will always come to the rescue.
Innovation in Coaching
This is an interesting article and it shows how important it is for us as coaches to get hold of the class rules understand them.
The next process is to get the sailors to start looking into the class rules and develop their understanding.
Then together we can look at the rules and find ways we can develop our boats thinking of ways to work within the rule that will gain a competitive advantage.
Expectations are high at least 20 boats will compete in next year's women's national keelboat championships which would be comparable in size to fleets seen in the heyday of the late 1980 and early 1990s.
Malcolm Dickson didn't mind being beaten into second in the Solo Trans-Tasman Yacht Challenge, especially as he played such a large role in helping the winner.
The summer sailing season is coming to an end but it doesn't mean the sport shuts down, because there are winter regattas and series on offer from junior classes through to the bigger boats, as well as cruisers seeking out the warm weather.
Seven New Zealand sailors with previous experience at the youth sailing world championships have been selected for July's youth worlds in the United States.
New Zealand sailors made a successful start to the European season, winning three medals at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma, the third-most of any nation at the event.