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News Archive

13 Dec 2012
by Zoe Hawkins
Two championship sailing titles will be contested at Auckland Anniversary Regatta on 28 January 2013. Read more
12 Dec 2012
by Lesley Haslar for Bay of Islands Sailing
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: January 23 - 25, 2013 NIWA Says: Warm – Dry – Westerlies… Sounds perfect for the Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2013. Keep your fingers crossed. The early entry discount finishes on December 31, 2012, enter by then and you will save $25.00 – to put that in a realistic format – equivalent to FIVE BEERS. Read more
12 Dec 2012
by YNZ
Two clinker built dinghies wanted by photographer… can you help? Research photographer Robin Lock wants to hear from anyone who can make available two clinker built dinghies to be photographed. Read more
12 Dec 2012
by Katy Kenah
The Kiwi Ability Regatta, held from January 29th - 30th at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club will be a regatta for sailors with Intellectual disability, those with Acquired Brain Injury and those on the Autism Spectrum. Registrations close 31 December! Read more
11 Dec 2012
by Kristine Lederis
On Tuesday December 11th the national staff of Halberg Disability Sports Foundation took to the Waitemata Harbour on two keelboats for a bit of a duel. The boats had some slight modifications made to become fully inclusive for all staff to take part. One boat, Brian Trubovich's Higher Ground was fitted with a boarding ramp for one staff member to come on board with wheelchair and all. Read more
10 Dec 2012
by Jodie Bakewell-White
New Zealand’s 2012 Olympic gold medal winning sailing pair have announced that they will campaign again with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in their sights. Gold medallists in the Women’s 470, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie declared their intention to get back in the boat and do it all again at a sponsor function hosted by Apollo Projects in Christchurch last Thursday. Read more
10 Dec 2012
by ETNZ
Hamish Hooper's VIDEOs from this week:   Day 28 on the AC72 - time to push it  Read more
10 Dec 2012
by Yachting New Zealand
Race Officials make a huge contribution to Yacht Clubs around New Zealand. Whether it’s helping out with local club racing or running an International regatta, neither would be possible without dedicated Race Officials. Recently qualified or revalidated are… Read more
8 Dec 2012
by Jodie Bakewell-White
The young New Zealand crew of Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech has taken out the 49erFX skiff at the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup series opener (Sail Melbourne), just wrapped up today. The 49er FX is the women’s skiff class that will make its debut as an Olympic event in Rio 2016; and 2012 Sail Melbourne marks the class’s entrance into the ISAF Sailing World Cup Series. Read more
7 Dec 2012
by Wellington Ocean Sports / RPNYC
Wellington Ocean Sports is pleased to announce that it has launched a new Stand Up Paddleboard club “Port Nic Paddlers”. For only $100 a year you can join Port Nic Paddlers and enjoy the following, Read more
7 Dec 2012
by Kristine Lederis
Sailability Logo
Yachting New Zealand is pleased to welcome two new Sailability groups as Non Commercial Members: Sailability Taranaki and Sailability Wellington. Read more
6 Dec 2012
by Sir Peter Blake Trust
The first book about Sir Peter Blake for younger readers Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand hero – sailor, adventurer, leader and environmentalist. With the passing of over 10 years since his tragic death, the time is ripe for children and young adults to know more about his life and legacy. In The Story of Sir Peter Blake, award-winning author Tessa Duder tells Sir Peter’s life story for young readers, revealing what made him an inspirational leader and sailing legend. Read more
6 Dec 2012
by ISAF
The official ISAF film of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition is available to order on DVD now. Read more
6 Dec 2012
by RPNYC
Welcome to the 2013 Port Nicholson Regatta - Your chance to be a Double National Champion. Read more
5 Dec 2012
by David Abercrombie
It is an exciting time of the yachting year – event announcements, local yachting now in full swing and Awards recognition for many deserving yachties. Heading into the festive season I’d like to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas whether cruising or racing. If you happen to be parked in a nice bay somewhere on our fantastic New Zealand coastline take a minute to remind yourself that we all need to continue to actively protect and preserve those magic spots for all recreational users – at Yachting New Zealand we certainly put it high on our priority list. Read more
5 Dec 2012
by Yachting New Zealand
Here’s a look at the up-coming sailing related events around the country for the next couple of weeks. See the YNZ on-line calendar for full details of these events and those on in January and beyond. Don’t see your event in there? Don’t miss out on some free promotion for your sailing events by adding them to the YNZ on-line calendar here. Read more
5 Dec 2012
by Yachting New Zealand
With summer kicking in and a lot more people getting out on the water it is timely to remind boaties to keep an eye on others out on the water. For those of you yacht racing, remember “Rule 1.1 Helping Those in Danger – A boat or competitor shall give all possible help to any person or vessel in danger” This is also a good rule for anyone else out on the water, cruising, fishing or otherwise if you see someone in danger, stop, see if you can provide any assistance and contact Coastguard on *500 from your mobile phone. Report all serious incidents requiring assistance on VHF Channel 16. Read more
4 Dec 2012
by ISAF
The Notice of Race for the 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, the 43rd version of the championship being held in Limassol, Cyprus has been released. Read more
4 Dec 2012
by Sir Peter Blake Regatta
The 11th edition of the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta hosted by the Torbay Sailing Club was another great success over the weekend of 1st and 2nd December 2012. With over 360 competitors in 19 different classes competing over three courses the event is a great tribute to New Zealand’s greatest ocean sailor. Conditions were challenging with westerly winds gusting to 30 knots on the Sunday. A number of capsizes, broken masts and rescues tested the competitors and the vast number of volunteers and helpers who make this massive regatta possible. Certainly the fortitude and determination of Sir Peter Blake was needed by all sailors to complete the event. Read more
4 Dec 2012
by Yachting New Zealand
Dunedin is getting set to get up close and personal with an Olympic medal with Peter Burling, silver medallist in the 49er and Jez Fanstone, Olympic Programme director winging south to catch up with yacht club locals on Friday and Saturday. Read more

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