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18 Oct 2012
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Did you read about the foursome of Olympic class sailors, past and present, who will take to their stand up paddle boards on Saturday 27th October for the 2012 Starboard Paddle for Hope - an annual charity fundraiser festival of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)? Dubbed the Real Sailors - Andrew ‘Hurricane Force’ Brown, Marcus ‘Mad Dog’ Hansen, James ‘the Terminator’ Turner and JP ‘Twin Turbo’ Tobin will hit the water at Auckland Viaduct going up against other teams including an Emirates Team New Zealand entry in a fun relay race. Read more
Posted in: Auckland / NZL Sailing Team
18 Oct 2012
by YNZ
It's going to be a busy season ahead- so be sure to put these dates to your calendar now, and start planning ahead. These events and many others can all be found on the YNZ Online Event Calendar and while you're there add your club events for everybody else to see too! Read more
18 Oct 2012
by YNZ
Yachting is a very adaptive sport that everybody can get something out of. Whether it is intense racing, sailing around the world, or just an afternoon picnic cruise, sailing is a sport to be enjoyed by everybody! Read more
18 Oct 2012
by Manly Sailing Club
Manly Sailing Club, on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, has been elected by the NZIODA to host the 2014 Optimist National Championships over the Easter holiday period (18-23 April) for five days of fleet racing on the waters north of Big Manly Beach. Read more
18 Oct 2012
by RPNYC
The 2013 Two Handed Central Triangle Race starts from Wellington on 2nd March 2013 with the first leg of 195 nautical miles to Akaroa. Leg two takes the fleet 350 nautical miles north to Napier with the final 205 nautical mile leg taking the fleet back to Wellington. Read more
18 Oct 2012
by NZOC
The NZOC is seeking to recruit and appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person to its Games Team Selection Panel for the period 2012 – 2016.  This will involve selecting for the 2012 Winter Olympic Games, the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Read more
Posted in: National / YNZ Headquarters
17 Oct 2012
by Sara Winther
NZL Sailing Team sailor and 2012 Radial representative in London, Sara Winther reflects on her Olympic debut and thanks her supporters… The Olympic Games was an experience like no other. You plan and prepare for an event like this by talking to people who have been there and done it, but I now know that until you actually live and experience it for yourself that you don’t truly realize what it is like. Read more
17 Oct 2012
by Sean Paterson for Manly Sailing Club
Sunday 14 October saw Manly Sailing Club hosting the Hibiscus Coast Youth Regatta. After the north westerly gale that wreaked havoc over Auckland and much of the country on Saturday the forecast at 0700 Sunday was for 18-20kts decreasing in the afternoon. However what was forecast and what happened were not quite the same. The plan to run open fleet races out of Big Manly Bay in clear winds were scotched 10min into the first race when winds were averaging in the high 20knots range forcing racing into the Bay in flatter water. Read more
17 Oct 2012
by Zoe Hawkins
A good, fast sprint with a high chance of a record is forecast for this week's Coastal Classic Auckland to Russell Yacht Race, particularly for the boats that will lead the pack. The wind forecasting site PredictWind.com is suggesting that the boats will encounter a strong 25knot South West breeze off the start at 10am on Friday, moderating that night, a scenario that will see most boats hoist brightly coloured spinnakers or gennakers off the waters of the North Shore, and depart the Hauraki Gulf quick smart. Read more
17 Oct 2012
by ISAF
The Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) for 2013-2016 has been made available to download online and for the first time, as an iOS application ahead of the worldwide date of implementation on 1 January 2013. The official ERS iOS Application, available on all mobile Apple devices, allows the user to quickly find information about all aspects of the rules that govern the sport on the water. Read more
17 Oct 2012
by Yachting New Zealand
Yacht racing wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and commitment of qualified race officials including Judges, Race Officers and Umpires, and those that put in the time and effort enjoy the challenge and the rewards that these roles offer. Yachting New Zealand administers these qualifications and offers courses for those looking to get started as well right through to those with significant experience who can revalidate their qualification and keep up to speed with the latest rules and practices. The following National Race Officers have recently revalidated their status for another four years… Read more
16 Oct 2012
by Kristine Lederis
The sailing season has begun and it’s time to set some goals to improve your skills... why not get stuck into an intensive training clinic for Paralympic Classes at Wanaka next month? The dates have been set for November 23-25 ... so get your registrations in and start planning. Read more
12 Oct 2012
by Zoe Hawkins
Followers of the NZMYC Coastal Classic: put forward your best guesstimate of the winning time in next Friday's race, and be in to win a trip for you and a friend aboard Steinlager II. The NZ Sailing Trust was originally established for the preservation of Lion New Zealand. It has now grown with the recent acquisition of Steinlager 2. Sir Peter Blake took the lessons learned from the 85-86 race with Lion NZ and applied all of it into the design and build of Steinlager 2. She became a world class competitor winning every Whitbread leg over the line and on handicap, a record still standing today. Read more
11 Oct 2012
by Jodie Bakewell-White
New Zealand has entered a team to sail the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2013 set to take centre stage on San Francisco Bay in the time window between the Louis Vuitton Cup and the Americas Cup in 2013. Yachting New Zealand wants to hear from eligible sailors keen to be part of the New Zealand Team. Read more
11 Oct 2012
by YNZ
Just who will be named 2012 Orbit Corporate Travel Sailor of the Year won’t be unveiled until Friday November 23rd, but we now know who is in the running. Yachting New Zealand has revealed the list of 2012 Performance, Service and Cruising Award Winners, the winner of the Emerging Talent Award and a short-list of finalists for both the Young Sailor of the Year and the Coach/Official of the Year. Read more
11 Oct 2012
by RAYC
RAYC is hosting another Advanced Sea Survival Course before the Around White Island Race. Date: 17-18 November Times: Saturday from 0830, Sunday – early! Where: RAYC Cost: $395 per person includes morning/afternoon tea and a light lunch Read more
10 Oct 2012
by Coastal Classic
You can win an opportunity to spend an afternoon sailing Steinlager 2 - details will be announced on www.coastalclassic.co.nz shortly. The winner will get to spend an afternoon on board Steinlager 2 for a sail around the Hauraki Gulf. Sailing starts at 4pm from the Auckland Viaduct, and involves a 2 ½ hour sail. This will take place in February 2013 (with the specific date to be confirmed directly with the NZ Sailing Trust). Read more
10 Oct 2012
by Zoe Hawkins for Murrays Bay Sailing Club
The Stack Winter Champs was a high quality regatta with a high quality fleet, summarises Murrays Bay Sailing Club Commodore David Gunn, of the event that is now seen as delineating the winter and summer seasons, for about 200 boats and 300 sailors. For a number of new Optimist sailors, it was their first ever regatta. For Olympians including Jo Aleh, Polly Powrie, Sarah Winther, and Laser Worlds medallists Andy Maloney and Scott Leith, it was business as usual, racing in territory they are very familiar with. 35 knots buffeted the course on Saturday and for the first time in 13 years, racing was cancelled. Both Friday and Sunday offered up better conditions, shifty and challenging but making for good racing. Read more
10 Oct 2012
by Stuart Thomas
YNZ's Intermediate School programme Sailing... Have A Go! is back in season. The three mobile units continue to provide young people with a sailing experience, and one that disabled kids can take part along with their peers. Read more
10 Oct 2012
by YNZ
PM Scholarships 2012: YNZ Endorsement Guidelines: Prime Minister’s (PM) Scholarships assist athletes who seek to do well on the international stage in Olympic class competition and also gain a tertiary level education. PM Scholarships are managed by Sport New Zealand however Yachting New Zealand will be required to endorse and then rank applicants. This year Yachting New Zealand will be looking at the following when assessing how to rank or endorse sailors’ applications for a PM Scholarship. Read more

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