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  • Kiwis eye up another crack at Etchells world title

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    The celebrations kicked in soon after a New Zealand-flagged boat finished second at the Etchells world championships in Cowes recently but there was also a nagging feeling among the crew of what might have been.

  • First Aon Yachting Excellence Award winners

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    World champions and top young talent through to intrepid adventurers and club stalwarts have been recognised in this year's Aon Yachting Excellence Awards.

  • Regional Roundup - Club newsletters

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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 look at the value of a club newsletter to keep members informed.

  • Pre-sale offer for Christchurch SailGP tickets

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    The high-octane world of SailGP is coming to New Zealand and members of clubs affiliated to Yachting New Zealand have a special opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

  • Female sailing and kayaking programme on again

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    Kiwi ocean racer Bianca Cook will join an upcoming multi-day sailing experience for young females on Steinlager 2, which focuses on personal achievement, empowerment and leadership.

  • Aon clinics helped Menzies fast track development

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    Seb Menzies dreams of one day making it to the top of the sport but doesn't think he would be as well equipped as he is right now without having been involved in the Aon National Youth Clinics over the last few years.

  • Range of events planned for Steering the Course

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    Clubs throughout the country are organising events ranging from social sailings and learn to sail sessions to quiz nights and competitive racing as part of the upcoming Steering the Course Sailing Festival.

  • Wind warrior worlds coming to Akarana

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    The world's best radio controlled boat operators are heading Down Under in November for the world championships to be hosted by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club. 

  • 20th Bay Week could be biggest yet

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    NZ’s best-loved keelboat regatta is setting a course for a massive comeback in 2023, following last year’s cancellation of the regatta due to Covid, as well as funding and other organisational issues.

  • Clark looking to Slam Dunk Elliott 5.9 title

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    The Elliott 5.9s head to Sandspit this weekend for the final round of the 2022 Traveller Series with the overall title still up for grabs.

  • Win your fare back with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

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    Our friends at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries have released their sailing schedule for 2023 and to celebrate are offering holders of the Yachting New Zealand member card the chance to win back the cost of their travel (up to $500).

  • Takapuna take out College Regatta for first time

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    More than 70 boats and boards across nine classes toughed it out in challenging conditions at last Friday's College Sport Regatta at the Wakatere Boating Club.

  • Visit to spot check van during regatta saved a life

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    Nichola Murray could be facing a very different prognosis had she not stopped in at the Melanoma New Zealand spot check van at this year's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta. 

  • Egnot heads to Waikawa women's regatta for first time

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    Leslie Egnot knows she won't be able to help herself when she gets behind the wheel of the Beneteau 40.7 this weekend.

  • Don't leave Coastal Classic plans to last minute

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    The PIC Coastal Classic might be more than a month away but time is running out to get your category 3 safety inspection and PHRF handicap done.

  • Sits vacant - YNZ Office and Sailing Administator

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    We like our boats at Yachting New Zealand and need someone to make sure a lot of our systems tick along the way they should. 

  • Tauranga turns it on for AIMS Games

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    Tauranga is known as one of the most challenging places to sail and competitors at the Zespri AIMS Games got first-hand experience of it over the last few days.

  • YNZ officer to visit South Island for safety forums

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    Yachting New Zealand safety and technical officer Angus Willison is heading to the South Island later this month to conduct a series of safety forums for yacht club members.

  • NZ’s oldest sporting event needs new sponsor

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    At 182 years old, the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta lays claim to being the longest-running sporting event in New Zealand, even predating the America’s Cup by 11 years.

  • Former YNZ boss raising money for young people

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    Former Yachting New Zealand chief executive Simon Wickham will throw himself off a perfectly good bridge next week all to help young people in this country.

  • US tour sets up team ahead of women's world champs

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    Megan Thomson found herself looking over at her opponent and wondering how she had got to this point.

  • Coaches need to make sure qualifications are up to date

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    The sailing season is just around the corner, and for many clubs has already started, so coaches need to make sure their certificates are revalidated before they hit the water.

  • Slam Dunk take over lead in E5.9 series

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    The ever-consistent Slam Dunk made the most of the mainly light conditions to win the fourth round of the Elliott 5.9 Traveller Series at Bucklands Beach recently and jump to the overall lead in the series.

  • Regional Roundup - Regional associations

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    The four Yachting New Zealand regional development managers take a look at what has been happening in their areas and remind you of the significance of regional associations.

  • NZ flag prominent at 49er/FX and Nacra worlds

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    Finishing fourth at a major event is never easy, especially when a medal was within grasp, but Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie also know they're not far off being among the world's best 49er crews now.

  • Medals on the menu at 49er world champs

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    New Zealand's top two 49er crews will be on the hunt for medals in tomorrow's final day of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Canada.

  • Kiwis looking to make their move at world champs

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    New Zealand's sailors remain in the hunt in Nova Scotia as the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships come towards a conclusion.

  • Five Kiwi crews in the top 10 at world champs

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    The wind changed direction in Nova Scotia, mixing up the leaderboards with it, and it now means five New Zealand crews are in the top 10 halfway through the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

  • NZ 49erFX crews climb into contention at world champs

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    There were encouraging signs from New Zealand's top 49erFX combinations at the world championships in Nova Scotia today, with both crews firmly entrenched in the top 10 after the second day of action.

  • Kiwis survive wild opening to world champs

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    Nova Scotia dished up a hostile welcome on the opening day of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships today, with pitch poles, capsizes and broken gear common.

  • NZ pair ready for worlds despite another speed bump

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    Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson are getting used to curveballs been thrown at them at inopportune times in their sailing partnership.

  • Regional Roundup - Club surveys

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    The Yachting New Zealand regional development managers take a look at what has been happening in their areas and also bring you an update on the club survey.

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