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  • Spotlight on: Jonathan Kline

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    In the first of a new regular feature shining the spotlight on the New Zealand yachting community – and the people at its heart – we talk to Mercury Bay Boating Club Commodore Jonathan Kline.

  • Olympic inspiration for young Starling sailors

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    Sailors looking for a head start at this month’s Port Marlborough Starling Championships are set for a shot of Olympic inspiration.

  • Para sailing's Games snub 'setback for sport'

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    Sailing’s continued absence from the Paralympic Games is a blow but won’t detract from efforts to grow the sport in New Zealand. 

  • Odd couple 'over the moon' with Sunburst showing

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    He’s been sailing for almost 60 years, yet when Peter Nees teamed up with teenager Zach Stibbe at the 2023 Sunburst National Championships in Dunedin over the weekend, he experienced a number of sailing firsts. 

  • Auckland Champs: Kensington brothers dominate in 29er

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    The new year has started in much the same way the last ended for one of New Zealand’s top young 29er sailing pairs.

  • 'Irresponsible to go ahead': Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta cancelled

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    The Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta has been cancelled for only the second time in its 183-year history following the devastating flooding that hit the city on Friday. 

  • SailGP: NZ in borrowed boat for Sydney event

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    The high-flying New Zealand SailGP team are facing a race of a different kind – to have their badly damaged F50 back in time for the Christchurch leg of the season.

  • Kiwis unleash future America's Cup stars

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    Kiwis have been offered a rare glimpse into Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup future with several next-generation sailors this week briefly taking charge of the team’s AC40.

  • Regional Roundup - Learning the ropes

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    The four Yachting New Zealand regional development managers take a look at what has been happening in their areas and give clubs some tips on how to best use their learn to sail resources.  

  • Meet the team: Eduan Roos

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    Eduan Roos was introduced to New Zealand sailing during a chance encounter with a fleet of Optimists on the Hauraki Gulf while covering the 2015 Cricket World Cup for South African media.

  • Bay of Islands Sailing Week celebrates milestone 20th regatta this week

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    The 20th anniversary edition of NZ’s biggest multi-day keelboat regatta - Bay of Islands Sailing Week - begins with Registration today.

  • Rennie-Younger's big call after ILCA 6 triumph

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    This time last year, New Zealand’s latest ILCA 6 national champion Annabelle Rennie-Younger had nearly given up on sailing in the class.

  • Yachting New Zealand Service Awards recognised by clubs

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    Glen and Beverly Church of Stewarts Gully Sailing Club received their Yachting New Zealand Service Award in a special presentation held at their club this month. 

  • Only female in solo trans-Tasman challenge sets sail on lifelong dream

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    Whether it’s surfing, diving, or sailing, Lucy Te Moananui enjoys being alone in the sea.   

  • Mercury Bay Boating Club forges ahead with relocation process after storm

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    Mercury Bay Boating Club was hoisted off the water's edge and shifted 25m inland on Wednesday last week during a twilight keelboat race which saw the finish line, usually formed by the building itself, move for the first time.

  • Rookie crew takes on 20th edition of Bay of Islands Sailing Week

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    Competitive keelboat racing can be a tough world to break into and, as the 20th edition of Bay of Islands Sailing Week kicks off today, it's promising to see novice crews making their debut alongside the old-timers. 

  • First entries received for inaugural Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race

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    The first entries have been received for the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC), and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) hosted inaugural Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race, due to start on Saturday, 7 October 2023, at 1pm.  

  • Strong female and youth showing in record ILCA 6 fleet

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    An initiative for newcomers to the ILCA6 National Championships has seen fleet numbers soar with a strong showing of female and youth sailors competing in the Hauraki Gulf this week. 

  • Five ways to reduce our carbon footprint in 2023

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    Waste auditing, reducing runoff, and cutting down on vehicle emissions are just some of the ways we can reduce our carbon footprint in 2023.

  • Help save Mercury Bay Boating Club

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    The storm surge which has thrown Mercury Bay Boating Club members into a crisis state is posing a stark reminder to all water-front yacht clubs of the geographic risks they could come up against too.  

  • Regional Round Up - New Year update

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    The four Yachting New Zealand regional development managers take a look at what has been happening in their areas. 

    Many took advantage of the few days of nice weather to cruise during this festive season before the weather turned.

  • 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 Torbay Sailing Club.

  • Strong Kiwi contingent shows up at ILCA Australian Championships

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    Ten New Zealand laser sailors flew across the ditch to compete in the Oceania & Australian Open & Youth ILCA Laser Championships over the first week of January.  

  • $3,000 Harken Fosters vouchers up for grabs at Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

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    The Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta on Monday 30th January has gained a new major spot prize sponsor this year.

  • 20-year veterans of Bay of Islands Sailing Week still going strong

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    Media release from BOISW: 

  • Between Water and Sky - UNO features Veerle ten Have

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    Bay of Plenty's lifestyle magazine UNO profiled New Zealand wind foiling champion and the newest member to the NZL Sailing Team Veerle ten Have in their December edition. Words by Nicky Adams, photos by Graeme Murray + Sailing Energy. 

  • Holiday Cruising turned wild for Norman family

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    Sometimes the most memorable holidays are the ones which don’t go to plan.

  • All aboard! Last chance to register for Dr Dave's course

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    Time is fast running out to book your spot for Dr Dave Austin's renowned offshore medical course and ensure you're fully prepared for medical emergencies while at sea.

  • AON National Youth Clinic at Manly

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    A four-day live-in AON National Youth Clinic saw 50 sailors from across New Zealand came together at Manly Sailing Club during December. YNZ Youth and Events Manager Sam Mackay shares some thoughts below from the week: 

  • Sign up for Dr Dave's February Offshore Medic Course

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    Dr Dave Austin has seen every type of injury during offshore races, from breaks and sprains to an amputated hand, which is why the Dr Dave’s Offshore Medical Course is a must for anyone planning on heading offshore.

  • Daves Desk - An update from the CEO

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    There’s been plenty of movement within Yachting New Zealand in recent months, and as we look at clubs and organisations around us it seems we’re not alone.

  • Sunscreen Kiosks in time for Summer

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    Melanoma New Zealand has partnered with SunSquirt to offer easily accessible portable sunscreen dispensing kiosks to organisations such as businesses, schools, community facilities and sports clubs.