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  • New Zealand sailors still in striking distance

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    It was a very nearly day for many of the New Zealand sailing crews today but a number of them are still in medal contention heading into the business end of the Olympic regatta.

  • Regional Roundup - Safety Card

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    Safety Card

  • Kiwi sailors make a move up the leaderboard

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    It might have been the stronger breeze but the New Zealand flag flew a little bit more prominently in the boat park today as the Kiwi sailors started to make their move up the leaderboards.

  • Keep it Green: Bucklands Beach clean uses Litter Intelligence Programme

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    Litter levels have gone down at Little Bucklands Beach over the space of four months, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. 

  • Frustrating day for Kiwi crews at Olympics

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    It was a frustrating day for the New Zealand sailors competing at the Tokyo Olympics today as they tried to get to grips with the treacherous conditions in Enoshima.

  • Mel Homer shares Melanoma message

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    As a sailor, surfer, and someone with first-hand experience of melanoma, TV presenter and radio host Mel Homer is passionate about educating New Zealanders on this deadliest of skin cancers.  

  • New sponsor for Auckland - Tauranga Race 2022

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    The Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club (TYPBC) are proud to announce Altex Yacht & Boat Paint as their premier naming rights sponsor for the 2022 Auckland to Tauranga yacht race.

  • AON Club of the Month: Bay of Islands Yacht Club

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    A club of many facets, the Bay of Islands Yacht Club is a fantastic example of how a club strives to be inclusive. 

  • Meech knows top form not far off

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    Sam Meech feels like he's not far off making it all click but realises he needs some top results tomorrow to keep pace with the leaders in the Laser class at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Date and Venue set for 2021 Yachting Excellence Awards

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    A much-loved event on Yachting New Zealand’s calendar, the Yachting Excellence Awards is back for 2021 and will be held once more at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Westhaven. 

  • Meech confident of turning things around

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    Sam Meech knows one bad race doesn't make a regatta, especially at the Olympics, and has made a habit of navigating his way to the front of the fleet throughout his career.

  • New Zealand sailors primed for Olympics

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    For anyone watching the sailing at these Olympics on television, they will look like any normal regatta, but it has often been anything but normal behind the scenes.

  • Resurgence of the P Class

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    The P Class is enjoying a resurgence, with good numbers hopping into the traditional Kiwi boat as a number of young sailors eye up January's Tanner and Tauranga Cups.

  • Kiwi Team sailors enjoy development week in Rarotonga

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    Young sailors from across New Zealand flew to Rarotonga this month for a Team Sailing Development Week in the tropical Muri Lagoon waters. 

  • Burling and Tuke ready for another Olympic journey

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    There's an email exchange between Peter Burling and Blair Tuke from 2008 sitting in the Maritime Museum that represents the start of one of the most successful partnerships in sailing history.

  • Tune in to track our Kiwi sailors at 2021 Olympics

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    The highly anticipated 2021 Olympic Games are underway, and we've collated the sailing schedule so you can tune in from home, or your local yacht club! 

  • Maloney and Meech take fresh approach into Games

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    Competing at an Olympics is always special but this one feels even more unique for Alex Maloney and Molly Meech given the circumstances around the staging of these Tokyo Games.

  • Nacra pair charging into the Tokyo Olympics

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    It's appropriate the catamaran Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson sail is called Little Charger because nothing, it seems, is going to get in the way of them competing at the Tokyo Olympics - not even a broken leg.

  • Men's 470 pair look to go out with a bang

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox know that, no matter what happens over the next couple of weeks at these Olympic Games, this will probably be their last 470 regatta together.

  • Junior earns his stripes ahead of Olympics

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    Josh Junior doesn't need to look very far to be reminded of how significant it was for him to earn Olympic selection.

  • Meech excited to be back in Olympic scene

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    After months of uncertainty, the Olympics felt real again for Sam Meech yesterday when he walked into the boat park at the Enoshima Yacht Club.

  • Clarke and crew enjoy a Slam Dunk at E5.9 series

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    Napier turned on fine weather and light winds for the third regatta of the Elliott E5.9 Traveller Series which saw five different race winners across the 10 races completed.

  • Windfoilers gearing up for first international trip

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    The Yachting New Zealand windfoiling squad will make their first foray into international waters later this year and have a couple of fundraising events to help get them there.

  • Catch the Tokyo Olympics on Sky

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    You might not be able to travel to Japan to watch the upcoming Olympics but you can still catch all of the action on Sky.

  • Give your funding campaign a Boost

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    Winter is the perfect time for clubs to be thinking about funding and the New Zealand Sports Foundation Charitable Trust have just launched BoostedSport, a new crowdfunding platform.

  • Regional Roundup - Succession planning

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the four regional development managers look at what has been happening in their areas and also provide some advice on succession planning at your club.

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  • Complete VOP survey to win SailGP tickets

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    We are pleased to announce the 2021 Voice of Participant survey is now open and invite members to have their say. 

  • Waikawa reluctantly cancel Wine Race

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    The Waikawa Boating Club’s annual Wine Race from Marlborough to Wellington has been withdrawn from the racing calendar due to a lack of guaranteed overnight berths in Wellington.

  • Huge fleet for first race of Triple Series

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    The first race of the of the SSANZ Lewmar Triple Series got off to a spectacular start last weekend with 152 boats taking part in the Lewmar Triple Series 60.

  • Dave's Desk - all the best to our Olympians

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    I'd like to wish the entire New Zealand Olympic team, and especially the sailing team, the very best in Japan.

  • YNZ decide against sending team to youth worlds

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    Yachting New Zealand have made the difficult decision to not send a team to December's Youth Sailing World Championships but will still select a team off the back of October's NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Championships.

  • Kiwi sails solo to the UK to get to a party

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    His mother's 80th birthday celebrations was the impetus Andrew Ventura needed to sail solo halfway around the world last year and it was a journey packed with damages and drama but mostly delight even though he arrived late for the party.

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