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  • Resene Regional Roundup - Central Region

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    In our regular focus on the regions, central regional support officer Wayne Holdt takes a look at what has been going on in his area.

    Optimist North Island championships

  • Young guns going for gold at Bay Week

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    Five youth sailors from Naval Point Club Lyttelton have their sights on victory at New Zealand’s biggest keelboat regatta in January. 

  • Entries open for Port Nicholson Regatta

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    Next year's Port Nicholson Regatta offers something for everyone across three days of racing which should see good-sized fleets in a handful of divisions.

  • Nelson teenagers win youth scholarship

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Mastercard national youth training weeks are currently underway on Kawau Island, and one lucky team from Waimea College in Nelson are there courtesy of winning a scholarship from event sponsors Mastercard.

  • Sign up for national schools keelboat champs

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    There are still plenty of spots available for March's Harken national secondary schools championships hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

  • Burling and Tuke claim gold on dramatic day

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have been involved in a few dramatic days during their sailing careers but few as sensational as today and it just made a fifth world 49er title that much more special.

  • A guide to the final day of the world champs

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    What happens today?

  • World champs aiming to be clean and green

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    Sandy Dawson and Ulrika Silfverberg never thought they would find rubbish so fascinating, and rewarding.

  • Kiwis chasing medals on final day of world champs

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    It's taken all week for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke to get there but they find themselves exactly where they want to be heading into the final day of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland.

  • Burling and Tuke within striking distance at worlds

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    It is a measure of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's class that even on a day when they weren't totally in their groove they are still in with a good chance of claiming a fifth 49er world title.

  • Stakes increase at 49er/FX and Nacra worlds

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    The Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland might be halfway through but for New Zealand's top sailors the real business starts tomorrow.

  • Day of survival at 49er/FX and Nacra 17 worlds

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    The scorecard doesn't always tell the full story but it shows Peter Burling and Blair Tuke in a strong position after the second day of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Auckland.

  • Burling and Tuke make a splash at 49er worlds

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were about 400m away from the perfect start to the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships today but a capsize close to the finish line left them thinking about what might have been.

  • Stage set for 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 worlds

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    Blair Tuke hoped it was a good omen as heavy rain belted down during last night's opening ceremony of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

  • Taking opportunities emphasised at forum

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    Being proactive and taking opportunities was one of the main messages that came out of the Making Waves - Pathways to Performance forum on Thursday night.

  • Hundreds to race at Peter Blake Regatta

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    A pretty big event is about to get under way in Auckland but an equally sizeable one starts across town on Saturday.

  • Resene Regional Roundup - the north

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    In our regular focus on the regions, Hayden Whitburn takes a look at what has been going on in the north of the north.

  • Bay Week beach party expected to sell out

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    The CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week beach party is on the cards again, and organisers are predicting another sellout on the back of the last event.

  • Burling and Tuke want to feel on top of the world

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have sailed in a fair few big regattas in their time and next week's Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships rates highly on their list.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Pohara Boat Club

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    The Golden Bay tourist website advises readers that, 'unless you're a migrating whale, you don't go past Golden Bay on your way to anywhere'.

  • NZ Nacra pair in a race against time

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    Something different happened on Hauraki Gulf today and it helped Liv Mackay and Jason Saunders put another piece of their world championships puzzle together.

  • Kohi take out Opti teams racing title

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    Experience proved a big factor at last weekend's Optimist teams racing regatta, with the top Kohimarama Yacht Club combination taking out the final.

  • Young guns out to make their mark

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    Sailing is a sport of taking your opportunities and a big one is dangling in front of the New Zealand crews competing at next week's Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

  • RNZYS team defend top youth match racing title

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    A Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron team skippered by Alastair Gifford won the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship on Pittwater last weekend, successfully defending the title won by fellow club member Jordan Stevenson last year.

  • NZ pair feeling at home ahead of world champs

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    For a pair who typically spend more than 150 days each year overseas, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech are enjoying a rare prolonged period at home.

  • Are you the next YNZ regional support officer?

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    Yachting New Zealand are looking for a regional support officer (RSO) for the northern region including Auckland, the Coromandel, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

  • A dummy's guide to the 49er/FX and Nacra 17 worlds

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    Some of the world's best sailors are in Auckland for the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships. Delve into this guide on what it's all about, how you can watch it and who will be racing.

    What is it?

  • Brady leaves Young 88 fleet in his Slipstream

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    Gavin Brady has made a habit of winning over the years and did that in style at the weekend, winning all five races to take out the North Sails Young 88 owners championship title. 

  • Rule change to RRS77 to prevent future issues

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    A recent request for an interpretation of the rules, regarding the positioning of sail numbers on Sunburst sails, highlighted there were contradictions between the racing rules of sailing, Yachting New Zealand prescriptions and some class rules.

  • Big field expected for Laser national champs

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    More than 100 sailors are expected at January's Mitre10 MEGA Laser national championships in New Plymouth where they will battle the elements as well as the competition.

  • Yachting joins groundbreaking Sky TV deal

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    Yachting New Zealand have joined more than 50 sports in a ground-breaking grassroots sport initiative launched today by Sky and Olympian and former America’s Cup sailor Rob Waddell.

  • Sign up for L2S coaching course at Wakatere

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    Start your journey to becoming a yachting coach by enrolling for an upcoming learn to sail coaching course.

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