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  • Tight racing a feature of Hansa North Islands

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    While numbers were down a bit due to the lack of sailing by the Sailability programmes because of Covid, the racing was close in the light and changeable conditions at last weekend's Hansa 303 North Island championships.

  • Meet the Excellence Awards winners - pt II

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    The 2020 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are just around the corner and some winners have already been announced.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Mercury Bay BC

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    Etched on the America's Cup alongside some of the world's most famous yacht clubs is a tiny community club from a small corner of New Zealand with just over 100 members.

  • Packed November at RNZYS

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    Next month will see a raft of regattas and national championship events hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, events which anyone can still get involved in.

  • Enter the City of Sails Auckland Regatta

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    Entry is open for the 2021 City of Sails Auckland Regatta and there are plenty of reasons to take part in this reinvigorated event which is also part of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's 150th celebrations.

  • Regional Roundup - the top of the north

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    In our regular focus on the regions, northern regional support officer Hayden Whitburn takes a look at what has been happening in his area from the Auckland Harbour Bridge north.

    Murrays Bay STACK Winter Champs

  • Bay of Islands land old but new committee boat

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    What was once going to be condemned has been turned into a sparkling committee boat for the Bay of Islands Yacht Club.

  • Changes at Yachting New Zealand after AGM

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    Yachting New Zealand farewelled some familiar faces and welcomed some new ones to the team during the recent AGM held at the Worser Bay Boating Club.

  • NZ Ocean Racing team to debut in Coastal Classic

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    Like most who take part in the PIC Coastal Classic, Bianca Cook hopes a nice easterly kicks in on Friday for a quick send up to Russell.

  • Ep 20 - Coastal Classic Special

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    In this podcast we bring you a special edition on New Zealand’s great race. The Coastal Classic was first contested in 1982 and now attracts more than 150 boats for the annual blast up the coast from Auckland to the Bay of Islands.

  • Wind warriors to gather for national champs

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    If you've got a Wind Warrior in the garage, now is the time to dust it off, check the batteries and get it ready for next month's national championships at Westhaven Marina.

  • Catch the 24-hour endurance race highlights

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    The countdown is on to next year's 24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race in Wellington but the event has just celebrated the 'world premier' of the video of the 2020 edition.

  • Book you haulout now to avoid disappointment

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    Thanks to Covid-19 more Kiwis are turning to their boats for holiday plans, and many haulouts and maintenance providers are already very busy. 

  • Youth champs highlight strength of talent

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    New Zealand would have sent a strong team to this year's youth sailing world championships, judging by the quality of racing seen at the NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Championships.

  • Sutherland grabs first match racing title

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    Graeme Sutherland has been trying to win the Yachting Developments New Zealand Match Racing Championships for a number of years and finally got the monkey off his back over the weekend.

  • Top racing expected at youth champs

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    There might not be the carrot of sailing at the youth worlds at the end of it but there will be no absence of spice at this week's NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Championships.

  • Pigeon Bay ready for new season after cleanup

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    It wasn't seven maids with seven mops who swept the beach but around 30 volunteers who recently spent the morning combing the foreshore area at Pigeon Bay and gathering a wide variety of rubbish and rusted iron, writes the Akaroa Mail.

  • Annual Wine Race cancelled for 2020

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    The 2020 Wineworks Wine Race across the Cook Strait has been cancelled due to a number of factors.

  • New SAP analytics app for club sailors and pros

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    SAP have launched a new mobile app which will give clubs, sailors, coaches and fans access to the tracking and analysis data the professionals use.

  • Meet the Excellence Awards winners - pt I

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    The 2020 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are just around the corner and some winners have already been announced. In the first of a three-part series, meet the winners in the youth performance category supported by Harken.

  • Upgrade work happening to Waiheke wharf

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    Auckland Transport (AT) are making changes at Waiheke, which include an upgrade of the main wharf at Matiatia in 2021.

  • YNZ launch Kōkōkaha programme for schools

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    All school children in New Zealand will have the opportunity to learn more about sailing through a new schools programme that focuses on the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) associated with harnessing the power of the wind.

  • WOW factor for record number of Women on Water

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    The third annual Bay of Islands WOW (Women on Water) was their biggest yet, with 33 women sailors, eight boats and a gale.

  • Vince claims dramatic Starling title

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    In a few years from now, people will scan the results from the 2020 PIC's Peanut Butter Starling national championships at the Nelson Yacht Club and not appreciate the full story - because there was quite the back story.

  • Get a unique experience on Sir Peter Blake's boats

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    Members of the public have the opportunity to stand at the helm where Sir Peter Blake did on both Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand on a series of upcoming sailing journeys.

  • Meech in good company to claim title

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    Sam Meech admits he found it strange having people to talk to during racing for a change but it certainly didn't hold him back from steering his team to the 2020 Theland NZ Open National Keelboat Championship title in Auckland over the weekend.

  • Men's 470 pair earn Olympic selection

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox have earned selection to the New Zealand team for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, where they will compete in the men’s 470.

  • Record fleet for Waikawa women's regatta

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    Despite the limitations imposed by Covid-19, the Waikawa Boating Club’s annual women’s regatta hit the waters of the Marlborough Sounds over the weekend with the largest ever fleet competing across two divisions.

  • Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards winners announced

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    It has been an extraordinary year with plenty of disruptions but there have still been some standout yachting performances and they will be recognised at this year's Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards.

  • Get your entries in for NZ youth champs

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    Youth sailors are encouraged to get their entries in for the upcoming NZL Sailing Foundation New Zealand Youth Championships at the Manly Sailing Club.

  • Volunteers needed for 2021 Bay Week

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    The CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week is often described as "the best big-boat regatta in New Zealand" and potential volunteers are being encouraged to put their hands up to join the fun.

  • Tell us what you think in VOP survey

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    We want to know what you think which is why members of yacht clubs are encouraged to complete the Sport New Zealand 2020 Voice of the Participant Survey.

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