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  • Sailors keen to make a difference with Blake Inspire

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    Amelia Peel has already made a big difference in her school and she hopes her involvement in this week's Blake Inspire programme will help her expand that into the wider community.

  • Saunders back in familiar territory after ironman

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    Tom Saunders admitted he felt a few nerves lining up for the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta at the Wakatere Boating Club today, even though he’s competed at multiple world events and been among the world’s best over the past decade.

  • Five named in 2021 Aon Fast Track squad

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    The last 12 months have looked very different for our most promising young sailors but they've used it as an opportunity and are well placed to perform well when returning to the international stage.

  • Zephyr nationals still attracting big fleet

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    New Zealand’s longest-running adult dinghy sailing national event is also among the most popular and at least 70 boats will contest the upcoming Zephyr nationals championships at the Manly Sailing Club.

  • Women sailors called to join the evolution

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    It's hoped women from around New Zealand and even from Australia will compete at September's annual Evolution Sails Women's Regatta in Picton.

  • Present and future compete at Oceanbridge regatta

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    The Olympians of tomorrow will get a chance to rig up and race alongside the Olympians of today at this weekend's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta at the Wakatere Boating Club.

  • Regional Roundup - driving membership

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    Membership Drive

    After a very busy season, it's time for club committees to debrief the season and look at ways to increase membership for the next season.

  • Strength and depth on show at 420 nationals

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    There was plenty to talk about in Christchurch last weekend during the 420 national championships, not least of all the strength of both the class and the wind.

  • Leech and Clinton take out Opti nationals

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    Tessa Clinton is halfway to her goal of being the most successful Kiwi girl ever at the Optimist national championships but has her sights on another achievement as well.

  • Look out for YNZ affiliation letter

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    Clubs will soon receive information outlining this year's Yachting New Zealand affiliation process.

  • Ep 28 - Dr Dave Austin

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    Dave Austin is well known to many in the New Zealand and Australian sailing communities as Dr Dave.

  • Three-time Paralympic sailor receives pin

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    Three-time Paralympian Andrew May became the final sailor recognised by Paralympics New Zealand as part of the Celebration Project which officially celebrated the achievements of New Zealand’s 209 Paralympians since Tel Aviv 1968.

  • YNZ on the lookout for more yacht inspectors

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    Do you have the experience, qualifications and interest to become a Yachting New Zealand yacht inspector?

  • McCutcheon survives crash to take match racing title

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    There was a moment when Robbie McCutcheon and his team thought their chances of defending their CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Regatta at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club over the weekend were sinking, almost literally.

  • Haybittle takes out Windfoiling nationals

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    Patrick Haybittle didn't exactly have the most ideal buildup to the Windfoiling national championships over the weekend considering he could barely walk a few days before.

  • Youth worlds look set to return in 2021

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    The Tokyo Olympics looks set to go ahead in July and the signs are positive the youth sailing world championships will also be staged in 2021 after last year's event was cancelled.

  • Mercury (Bay) rises at high-octane skiff racing

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    Capsizes, a broken mast and even a collision that left a yacht half-sunk told a story about the recent 12-foot skiff nationals and Kingham Trophy/Sanders Cup regattas at the Mercury Bay Boating Club recently.

  • Insider tips from Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

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    It’s looking like a busy month in April with several national championships scheduled along with Easter and the school holidays coming up.

  • Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta entries closing

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    Many of those with the 2024 Paris Olympics in their sights will be among those competing at next month's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta.

  • Club feedback sought on environmental issues

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    Yachting New Zealand are keen to receive feedback on a couple of proposals that could impact yachties and boaties.

  • Regional Roundup: around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the four regional support officers look at what has been happening in their areas and also provide some advice when it comes to liquor licences.

    Alcohol Licences

  • Sign up for May's Aon New to Youth Classes Clinic

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    Aon New to Youth Classes Clinics are a fantastic opportunity for young sailors transitioning out of the junior classes to get a head start as they move into the youth classes.

  • Waikawa kick of first of big four events

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    The America's Cup has been dominating conversation recently at the Waikawa Boating Club but that has changed on the eve of the first of the club's big four events of the year.

  • Special guest to visit Optimist nationals

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    The sailors of tomorrow will get a taste of where the sport could take them when a special guest will make an appearance during next weekend's Toyota Optimist National Championships at Maraetai.

  • Record fleet for Wellington 24-hour race

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    This weekend's 24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race to be staged on Wellington Harbour has attracted the biggest fleet since it was first sailed in 2017.

  • Kohi look to expand PredictWind Girls Champs

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    The PredictWind Girls Champs has been a fixture on the sailing calendar for more than 30 years and its success has prompted the Kohimarama Yacht Club to look into turning it into a two-day regatta in 2022.

  • Ep 27 - Elana Connor

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    Elana Connor’s story is a remarkable and powerful one.

  • Scholarships open for talented youngsters

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    MTF Finance will award six $5000 cash prizes to young New Zealanders as part of their Future Legends Scholarship.

  • Egnot-Johnson finishes youth career on top

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    Nick Egnot-Johnson completed his youth match racing career by surviving a tricky sudden death final day to win the 2021 Harken Youth International Match Racing Cup over the weekend.

  • Akarana to host 2021 youth champs

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    Some of this country's top youth sailors will be selected for the New Zealand team after October's NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Championships held at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Wakatere Boating Club

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    Most good ideas are adaptations of other good ideas and the Wakatere Boating Club have taken an Emirates Team New Zealand mantra and applied it to how they run their club.

  • Regional Roundup: around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the four Yachting New Zealand regional support officers look at what has been happening in their areas.

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