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  • New world champion headlines ILCA nationals

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    Tom Saunders was 89th the last time he competed in Picton. 

  • Regional Roundup - The joys of cruising

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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 people what to think about before heading off for a spot of cruising.

  • Efforts to revitalise 420 class paying off

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    It has been some time since 15 boats turned out for a 420 regatta, which shows the efforts to revitalise the class are paying off.

  • Third attempt at Bridge to Bean a success

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    It's not often more than 80 boats from 21 different classes line up on the same start line but that's what happened for last month's inaugural Barfoot & Thompson Bridge to Bean race.

  • Kiwi race official recognised by World Sailing

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    As far as a first major national assignment, it didn't get any bigger for John Parrish.

  • Youngsters learn from the best at Opti camps

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    The Optimist scene is still one of the main breeding grounds for New Zealand's sailors and over the past month nearly 100 youngsters have been learning off world champions, SailGP sailors and world championship-winning coaches.

  • 'Fireworks' at Waikawa's New Year Regatta

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    Dozens of boats enjoyed the full range of conditions, from light through to "fireworks", during the Giesen New Year Regatta hosted by the Waikawa Boating Club.

  • Interest in P Class expected to continue

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    The general sentiment as more than 50 weary sailors (and some equally weary parents) drifted away from the Murrays Bay Sailing Club on Sunday afternoon was to try to maintain the resurgence in the P Class.

  • Popularity of Paper Tiger highlighted at nationals

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    They might have completed only five races at last week's national championships but there were plenty of reasons for the Paper Tiger class association to feel pretty satisfied.

  • Recognising recently qualified YNZ race officials

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    Race Officials make a huge contribution to yacht clubs around New Zealand and a number recently qualified or had their qualifications revalidated.

  • Volunteers needed for Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta

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    Get close to the action by offering to help out at February's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta at the Wakatere Boating Club.

  • Is your regatta an Event or Gathering?

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    The country moved to the Covid Protection Framework recently, which has seen a few changes to the way yachting and boating clubs operate, and we felt it was important to present some more clarity around what is an event and what is a gathering.

  • Regional Roundup - recognising top volunteers

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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 of how important it is to recognise the work done by those behind the scenes.

  • Auckland keelboat scene jumps back into action

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    Auckland has been awash with sails in recent times after more than 100 days of lockdown, especially with the return of keelboat racing.

  • Third time lucky for Bridge to Bean

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    Anything from a Starling and Sunburst to Feva and Farr 3.7 will line up for Sunday's third attempt at the inaugural Bridge to Bean race.

  • Everything runs like clockwork under Orange for QCYC

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    The first weekend of the new Covid Protection Framework (traffic light system) was ushered in with some great racing and hospitality at the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club earlier this month.

  • Biggest fleet in decades expected at P Class nationals

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    Covid-19 been both a blessing and a curse for the P Class as the traditional Kiwi class gears up for next month's Tanner and Tauranga Cups.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    I know many of you, like me, will be looking forward to a break over the Christmas period after what has been a difficult year.

  • Sign up for newly-designed race coach course

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    Being a race coach is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a mentor and Yachting New Zealand have now made it easier for more people to get involved.

  • YNZ launch world-leading Clean Club programme

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    Yachting New Zealand today launched a Clean Club programme, a world-leading initiative for yachting and boating clubs to help protect and enhance the coastlines, oceans and waterways in this country.

  • Coral gifted to Excellence Awards winners

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    They jumped to rescue American Magic after their dramatic capsize and now they have been awarded a prize to help rescue the world's coral reefs.

  • Ep 42 - Erica Dawson

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    It’s fair to say Erica Dawson has had a big year in 2021 for a number of different reasons.

  • Scholarships for Subantartic Islands expedition

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    Applications are open for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Heritage Expeditions Young Explorer scholarships, which will see a voyage to the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands next month.

  • Top-level racing a key focus for ILCA 6 sailors

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    The lack of high-level racing over the last two years was a significant factor in the fortunes of two Kiwis at the ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) world championships which finished up in Oman overnight (NZ time).

  • YNZ member cards for 2021/22 season available

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    Yachting New Zealand's online member card for the 2021/22 season is available for you now so you can make the most of the great benefits available.

  • Don't forget your GoFuel card when heading away

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    GOfuel offer no-fees fuel cards for Mobil, BP and Z, which apply a discount for every litre purchased.

  • Regional Roundup - coaching positions

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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 highlight how they can help clubs and coaches connect.

  • Kōkōkaha proves a hit in South Island

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    Yachting New Zealand hope a full programme of activities associated with their schools programme, Kōkōkaha - Powered by Wind, will be on offer in term 1, 2022.

  • Xmas Cup to kickstart big summer of youth sailing

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    This month's Yachting New Zealand Christmas Cup headlines a return to what is hoped to be a full summer of youth sailing.

  • Keep it Clean: Go green this Christmas

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    We don't tend to have white Christmases in New Zealand but it can be greener if you and your family consider a few things when buying and wrapping gifts for friends and family this year.

    Some of the things to consider include:

  • Strong results for clubs in Voice of Participant Survey

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    Results from this year's Voice of the Participant Survey highlight how highly valued yachting and boating clubs are with their members and in their community.

  • Bay of Islands Sailing Week cancelled for 2022

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    Uncertainty over Covid restrictions, among other organisational issues, has forced the cancellation of next year's CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week.

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