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  • Tributes flow for 'unsung hero' John Lusk

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    John Lusk is being remembered as one of the "unsung heroes of New Zealand yachting" who made significant contributions at all levels of the sport, from grassroots through to the America's Cup.

  • Kiwi windfoilers make their mark in Europe

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    It's a sign of Veerle ten Have's achievements over the past couple of months that she walks away from the iQFoil European Championships at Lake Garda disappointed with a 12th-placed finish.

  • Saunders out to defend world title

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    Tom Saunders is heading into his ninth ILCA 7 world championships but knows this one will be a bit different to the rest.

    That's because the 29-year-old goes in as defending champion after winning last year's world title in Barcelona.

  • Women's match racing world champs coming to NZ

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    Auckland will host the 2022 Women’s Match Racing World Championships in November, which will double as the culmination of the inaugural Women’s World Match Racing Tour announced today.

  • Bluebridge extend discount for YNZ members

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    Bluebridge have extended the discount available to Yachting New Zealand member card holders until October 2023, so members can start booking their summer holidays now.

  • Regional Roundup - online learning over winter

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    The four Yachting New Zealand regional development managers take a look at what has been happening in their areas and also remind you about the Embark online learning programme.

  • WOW factor returns for the fifth year

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    More than 40 women from round the world racers and ocean cruisers to dinghy sailors and those with little or no sailing experience enjoyed the fifth annual Women on Water weekend recently.

  • Top Opti sailors prepare for international events

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    New Zealand's top Optimist sailors will compete overseas for the first time since 2019, which brought renewed excitement to last weekend's NZIODA development camp at Gulf Harbour.

  • Aon New to Youth Clinics good way to get started

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    Next season promises to be a busy one for many of this country's young sailors as they transition out of the junior classes and into youth classes.

  • Hume feeling inspired by BLAKE programme

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    One of the main tenets of the programme is to inspire and it's exactly what happened to Megan Hume when she took the helm of Steinlager 2 earlier this week.

  • Nelson Yacht Club decide to wing it

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    The oldest yacht club in the country is also foiling into the future - and it's brought about a significant number of new members.

  • Massive support for Hauraki Gulf marine reserve

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    As many as 93 percent of people who made submissions on the Hākaimangō-Matiatia (NW Waiheke) Marine Reserve supported the proposal.

  • Ray White joins fleet for Solo Trans-Tasman 50th

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    The 50th anniversary of the Solo Trans-Tasman Yacht Challenge in 2023 will not only feature a new finishing destination but also a new naming rights sponsor with Ray White New Plymouth coming on board.

  • Evans Bay to host Matariki Water Festival

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    Wellington Harbour will be dotted with all manner of crafts for the Te Ākautangi Matariki Water Sports Festival over next month's Matariki long weekend.

  • Ep 48 - Sharon Ferris-Choat

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    There’s not a lot Sharon Ferris-Choat hasn’t done in sailing. She’s a two-time Olympian, first woman to be part of a team to win a round the world race, world distance record breaker and the first woman to skipper a GC32 team.

  • Future leaders gather for Blake Inspire for Sailors

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    Steinlager 2 will leave the dock on Sunday afternoon with a bunch of young sailors wanting to make a positive impact on the environment and will return three days later with sailors armed with more ideas on how to make this happen.

  • Walton-Keim ready to take flight

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    Lukas Walton-Keim has been flying kites since before his first birthday.

  • Sweet victory for Wills at Sunburst nationals

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    Andrew Wills has won multiple world and national titles as both a sailor and coach but he'd never had to bribe his crew with lollies until last weekend.

  • Sits vacant: YNZ high performance operations manager

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    New Zealand sailors have established a proud tradition on the world stage, winning multiple medals at Olympic and world level, and Yachting New Zealand are looking for someone to help bring about more success.

  • Regional Roundup - annual club regattas

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    The four Yachting New Zealand regional development managers take a look at what has been happening in their areas and also provide some ideas on how to reinvigorate annual club regattas.

  • Let Orbit take your travel hassles away

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    The world is opening up again, with international travellers returning to these shores and Kiwis also heading around the globe, so let the experts help you with your next journey.

  • Encouraging signs from 49erFX squad

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    Jo Aleh admits she's a competitive person so is having to temper her expectations but the two-time Olympic medallist is encouraged by the start she made with Molly Meech to their 49erFX international career.

  • Yachting NZ saddened by double blow

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    Yachting New Zealand are saddened by the passing of two well-known individuals in the sailing community and would like to pass on their condolences to their family and friends.

  • Rennie-Younger makes immediate impression in 470

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    Annabelle Rennie-Younger is convinced she made the right decision to jump in a different boat, especially after it's brought about immediate success.

  • Five Kiwis in top 10 at Olympic Week regatta

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    New Zealand's top Olympic class sailors emerged from their first block of international competition in two years knowing they're not too far off the top.

  • Windfoilers in medal hunt at Olympic Week

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    Five New Zealand crews will contest the medal races on the final day of racing at the French Olympic Week regatta in Hyeres tonight (NZ time), with two windfoilers in with a chance of finishing on the podium.

  • Windfoilers continue to impress at Olympic Week

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    New Zealand's windfoilers didn't really know how they would go in their first foray into international competition so are very encouraged to have two sailors in and around the top 10 at the French Olympic Regatta in Hyeres.

  • Maloney and Hobbs show good form in Hyeres

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    Alex Maloney and Olivia Hobbs feel like they're finding their feet as a combination and it showed in today's results at the French Olympic Week regatta in Hyeres, with the pair notching three good results to put them right in the hunt.

  • NZ sailors looking to mix it up in Hyeres

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    New Zealand sailors are renowned for enjoying stronger breezes but many of this country's top Olympic campaigners are hoping for some lighter winds at the French Olympic Week regatta in Hyeres to mix things up.

  • Kiwis make good start to Hyeres regatta

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    The New Zealand sailors are well placed after the first day of the French Olympic Week regatta in Hyeres, with five boats in the top 10 and others not far behind.

  • Three Kings Race Winner's Circle

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    The Auckland Three Kings Race started on 7th April with an impressive following both on and off the water.

  • NZ Youth Match Racing Nationals finally take place

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    After three attempts at hosting the 2021 NZ Youth Match Racing Nationals with postponements due to covid, the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club was finally able to run the event with nine teams attending from 14-17 April. 

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