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News Archive

6 Nov 2012
by ISAF
Miami, USA has been named as the fifth venue of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Set to be held at US Sailing Center Miami from 26 January to 2 February 2013, the regatta will form part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup until 2016 and will be the second stop in the 2012-2013 series following on from Melbourne, Australia and preceding Palma, Spain and Hyeres, France. Read more
6 Nov 2012
by Yachting New Zealand
Outstanding sailing performance; exceptional achievement – the Yachting New Zealand Performance Award is earned by those reaching pinnacle points in their sailing careers and delivering results that make all of New Zealand proud. Those being awarded in this category are the sailors that achieve what our young up-and-comers aspire to – they are the next generation’s role models. The 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards is on the evening of Friday 23rd November – just over two weeks from now, with an afternoon of celebration planned in the lead-up. Read more
6 Nov 2012
by Yachting New Zealand
Ten year old Sean Herbert of Auckland’s Manly Sailing Club has won the Under 13 division of the World O’pen Bic Cup competing in the USA. The regatta staged at the Miami Yacht Club from November 1st – 3rd, included three age categories with racing for girls and boys. “Conditions in Miami were moderately light which was to be expected especially after hurricane Sandy. The second day of racing was probably the most frustrating with event organizers trying to get in races with the light wind and extreme heat,” explains Sean’s Mum Amanda Herbert. Read more
6 Nov 2012
by Jodie Bakewell-White
To be named 2012 Singapore Airlines Young Sailor of the Year is a huge achievement – it means joining the likes of Peter Burling, Paul Snow-Hansen and Andrew Murdoch who all have their name engraved on the trophy, which was first presented in 1996. This year there are six finalists and the winner will be named at the 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards on the evening of Friday 23rd November in front of a packed audience at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Read more
6 Nov 2012
by Yachting New Zealand
The submission period closes this Friday (9th of November) to have your say on the proposed 24 hectare farm in the Whangaroa Harbour. It is important that boaties have their say. Read more
5 Nov 2012
by Marlborough express
Picton Harbour was a hive of activity at Marlborough anniversary weekend as the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club held high performance clinics for its young optimist and starling class sailors. Read more
5 Nov 2012
by Robert Hielkema
Rudderless sailing and sailing with your eyes closed. These are the two drills of the month and we explore why and how to teach these skills, including some helpful tips on how to run the exercise. Read more
Posted in: National / YNZ Headquarters
5 Nov 2012
by Jodie Bakewell-White
It’s been a big year for the sport and Yachting New Zealand invites all sailing enthusiasts to join the fun on Friday 23rd November at our Celebrate Sailing afternoon. Friday 23rd November, starting 4:30pm Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (at the eastern entrance steps) Westhaven Marina, Auckland Read more
3 Nov 2012
by ISAF
The election of Officers of the International Sailing Federation, will take place at the ISAF General Assembly in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland on 10 November 2012. The ISAF Annual General Meeting is held at the close of the Annual Conference, and every fourth year is known as the General Assembly and brings together all of the Member National Authorities (MNAs), who represent the nations within ISAF. At the 2012 General Assembly attendees will go about their usual business which includes reviews of subscriptions, applications for full or affiliate membership, ISAF Class Championships and any regulations made or amended. Read more
2 Nov 2012
Last week EUROSAF announced the dates of a new series of regattas in Europe, under the name EUROSAF Champions Sailing League. After due consideration, it has been decided that the series should be renamed EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup. The aim of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup is to provide the best possible competition for Olympic and Paralympic Classes. The series is based on established regattas within Europe, in order to guarantee the highest level of event and race management. Read more
2 Nov 2012
by Yachting New Zealand
Youth sailors are encouraged to register now for the second of Yachting New Zealand’s popular National Youth Clinics – a training clinic run just following the 2012 Sir Peter Blake Regatta. Read more
2 Nov 2012
by Graeme Simpson
What does one of the world’s top yachties do on her weekends off the water? If you are Olympic gold medallist, Jo Aleh, you ‘relax’ by riding one of New Zealand’s toughest mountain bike races, the Magellan Whaka 100, in Rotorua’s legendary Whakarewarewa Forest at Labour Weekend. “I figure if I am going to do a bike race, I may as well do the hardest bike race... why go easy when you can go hard.” says Aleh, who won gold at the London Olympics in the 470 class with team-mate, Olivia Powrie. “I did the Whaka 100 in 2011 and really enjoyed it, so it was just cool to come back again and give it another go. I beat my last year’s time by nearly an hour, so all good.” Read more
2 Nov 2012
by HPSNZ
Olympian and New Zealand 5000m record holder Adrian Blincoe is helping identify and develop New Zealand’s future sporting champions, in a new job at High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ). In his role as High Performance Athlete Development Advisor, Blincoe will work together with Athlete Development Consultant Vanessa Paun across targeted national sport organisations to put systems in place to both identify and develop athletes so they can succeed at international level. Read more
1 Nov 2012
by Rod Davis
Coach Rod Davis blogs on how the big cat sends a shiver down the spine of even a hardened offshore sailor….. As things stand now, it’s intimidating, standing 40 metres tall and weighing less than 6000 kilos. The power and potential “doomsday scenarios” of the new AC72 can send a shiver down even the most hardened round-the-world sailor’s back. That will diminish with the new cat’s every outing. Read more
1 Nov 2012
by French Bay Yacht Club
In association with the French Markets, French Bay Yacht Club in Titirangi is hosting a Try Sailing Day on Sunday 11 November.  Come down to: Read more
1 Nov 2012
by The Northern Advocate
Legendary Northland sailing coach Derry Godbert and Olympic sailors Blair Tuke and Andrew Murdoch are among the Northlanders in the running for Yachting New Zealand's top award. Yachting NZ announced its 2012 performance, service, emerging talent and cruising award winners this week as well as a short list of finalists for the Young Sailor of the Year and Coach/Official of the Year. Read more
1 Nov 2012
by Oman Daily Observer
Oman Sail is continuing the implementation of its coach education programme by taking part in a special coaching clinic in Lanzarote designed to radically alter training methods for young Laser sailors in Oman and ultimately empower Omanis to stand out on the international sailing scene. Read more
1 Nov 2012
by Andrew Alderson
When New Zealand's top coaches don their penguin suits for the 2012 Halberg Awards, expect one name to be discreetly overlooked - former Olympic windsurfing bronze medallist Aaron McIntosh, even though he coached an athlete to a gold medal in London. Read more
1 Nov 2012
by Robert Hielkema
  YNZ high performance manager Jez Fanstone has highlighted peter burling and blair tukes diligence. "It is testament to all the hard work they have done over three and a half years in every aspect of the sport." Read more
1 Nov 2012
by ETNZ
Emirates Team New Zealand is ratcheting up its AC72 sailing programme, moving on from primarily conducting reliability and system testing to a focus on racing and speed development. The yacht will go into the shed for 10 days for, amongst other things, modifications that are designed to extract greater performance from the boat. Read more

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