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News Archive

5 Aug 2012
by YNZ
More than half of the New Zealand Sailing crews are now ranked inside the top five after a day of low scores at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth. Read more
4 Aug 2012
by YNZ
In front of their family and friends on the Nothe spectator course, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have reclaimed their grasp on the Olympic 49er second place standing, while 470 women Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie had similar performances to also be ranked second after their first day of racing. Read more
3 Aug 2012
by YNZ
Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders made their Olympic debut in the Men’s 470 class on day five of the Olympic Sailing competition, and already they have positioned themselves well near the top of the fleet. Read more
3 Aug 2012
by Stuart Pedersen
While Tauranga sailors Peter Burling and Jason Saunders took on the world at the 2012 Olympics off Weymouth, Alex Hart went to compete in the Bic Techno 293 world championships, and Oscar Rorvik was competing in the 420 world champs in Austria. Read more
3 Aug 2012
by Graeme Wall
Allan is a very competitive sailor and he has demonstrated his tenacity on a number of occasions when he can sail to victory from a position in a race that would have severely tested many a good sailor. But despite this fierce competitive nature Allan is still able to take out relatively novice sailors in club racing to introduce them into our sport. Read more
2 Aug 2012
by YNZ
Six of the NZ Olympic Sailing contenders are ranked inside the top ten after a fine day on the water in Weymouth, and two teams are yet to begin. Read more
1 Aug 2012
by YNZ
We're now three days into the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition and it was as as tricky as could be with the full works of weather conditions experienced- yet the Kiwis made gains.Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, sailing the 49er high performance skiff, opened the day with a race win, clocking boat speeds of up to 20kn downwind. Read more
1 Aug 2012
by Rob Burn
Four young New Zealanders have just begun racing at the 2012 420 Open and Ladies World Championships- joining nearly four hundred sailors from 28 nations. Read this report from Team Leader Rob Burn. Read more
1 Aug 2012
by Andrew Clouston
In August 2011 YNZ made a submission to the Tasman District Council regarding the Foreshore Scenic Reserve Management Plan. Good news! Two changes have been made in response to our submission: removing restrictions on motorized vessels and allowances for vessels to camp in the park. Read more
31 Jul 2012
by YNZ
New Zealand’s Olympic Sailors fared well on day two of the Olympic Sailing Competition in Weymouth as both Dan Slater in the Finn, and Hamish Pepper with Jim Turner in the Star won a race each. Read more
30 Jul 2012
by YNZ
Kiwis competing at the Sailing event of the London 2012 Olympic Games made a solid start in near perfect sailing conditions off the shores of Weymouth. Read more
30 Jul 2012
by Robert Hielkema
Yachting New Zealand have re-named the Club Instructor qualification Learn to Sail Coach. There is a philosophical difference between the two titles of an 'Instructor' or 'Coach' and YNZ is continuing to align with Sport New Zealand's Coach Development Framework. Read more
29 Jul 2012
by YNZ
New Zealand's Olympic Sailors are ready to start racing at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Read more
27 Jul 2012
by YNZ
In the final stages of their preparation for the 2012 Olympics to begin this weekend, the NZ Olympic Sailing Team is getting an edge through the use of new rugged Panasonic technology. Read more
27 Jul 2012
by YNZ
Here is a selection of news I have picked up on this month, its all relevant to coaching and sailing in general. Happy reading! Read more
27 Jul 2012
by Robert Hielkema
Looking to know a bit more about what makes a coach tick, or how to progress your own coaching skills. Robert Hielkema interviews Starling coach Luke Stevenson. Read more
27 Jul 2012
by YNZ
    Here is a selection of great quotes from coaches I found in the News this month.   From Duncan Laing about double gold medallist Danyon loader: Read more
27 Jul 2012
by Robert Hielkema
Here is a selection of great videos and websites for coaches to reference. Not only are they useful, but some are just down right cool. Read more
27 Jul 2012
by Robert Hielkema
Layline Drill
Layline drill The idea of this drill is to start and head up wind towards the 3 top marks, practicing getting the roundings just right on their laylines. Read more
25 Jul 2012
by Tony Kendall
A number of Townson's are preparing for the Simrad race series, and there continue to be new members and boats on the market. Read the latest from this class, including some interesting class history. Read more

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