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  • Meet the Excellence Awards winners - pt I

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    The 2021 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are just around the corner and some winners have already been announced.

  • New sailors emerge from Steering the Course

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    A number of females across the country have been introduced to sailing over the last few days as part of World Sailing's Steer the Course Sailing Festival.

  • Tributes flow for top designer Laurie Davidson

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    The America's Cup pitches boat against boat, sailor against sailor, but Laurie Davidson also liked it for the fact it was also a contest between designers.

  • Keep it clean - take some snaps of our coastline

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    We're expecting to see a large number of vessels heading out to enjoy our beautiful Hauraki Gulf over the next few days, especially with today's easing of Alert Level 3 restrictions for Aucklanders.

  • Bay Flyers booming as foiling takes hold

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    By Laura Wilson

  • Some things to consider to be a leader at sea

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    When you look back at all the stories you tell at the yacht club bar, generally you are never recalling the time you had a perfect 10-15 knots of breeze abaft the beam and you had a perfect day sailing, writes Viki Moore from Island Cruising New Zealand

  • Help needed on survey for recreational vessels

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    Yachting New Zealand and the New Zealand Marina Operators Association are working with a team of scientists to build a picture of non-trailered recreational vessel movements around New Zealand’s coasts.

  • Regional Roundup - Clubs working together

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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 the value of clubs working together.

    Clubs working together

  • NZ's top kitefoilers head into the unknown

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    Justina Kitchen and Lukas Walton-Keim both have a decent amount of international experience but feel like they are walking into the unknown when the Formula Kite world championships get under way in Italy next week.

  • Olympic champion Earle Wells passes away

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    Earle Wells was known for having a "quaint" sense of humour, often lightening a potentially volatile situation, but he was driven to win and those two qualities were key factors in claiming gold with Helmer Pedersen at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. 

  • Christchurch Yacht Club celebrate 130 years

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    Opening day is always a special occasion but it took on even more significance for the Christchurch Yacht Club over the weekend when they celebrated the start of their 130th season.

  • Murrays Bay make tough call on Winter Champs

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    The Murrays Bay Sailing Club have had to cancel next month's Winter Champs because of uncertainty brought about by Auckland's ongoing lockdown.

  • Send us your images of our beautiful environment

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    Yachting New Zealand are committed to a more sustainable future and want you and your club to join us on the journey.

  • Sign up for Auckland club judge course

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    Yachting New Zealand are excited to announce a new club judge course to be held in Auckland in mid-October, Covid permitting.

  • Zhik’s new versatile and functional collection

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    Re-engineered from the ground up, the Zhik 2021 Season Two collection is highlighted by a versatile range of new inshore, mid-layer and offshore gear, with an intense focus on kit that will keep you warm and protected and guaranteed to get you excited a

  • Discounted maritime VHF radio operator courses

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    Any person operating a maritime VHF radio is required to hold a VHF radio operator certificate (unless transmitting in an emergency or a distress situation).

  • Yachting Excellence Awards winners announced

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    Club stalwarts through to world champions and America's Cup winners have been recognised in the first batch of recipients for the 2021 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards.

  • Advice on how to run regattas safely

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    Organising a regatta during Alert Level 2 can be complex but it needn't be a barrier to staging a fun, yet safe, event for participants and volunteers.

  • Regional Roundup - checking equipment

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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 the importance of checking lifesaving equipment.

    AED maintenance

  • Third attempt to stage Bridge to Bean

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are hoping it's third time lucky and have already attracted a high calibre of entries for December's Bridge to Bean race.

  • Guidelines for checking boats at level 3

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    A number of owners will be wanting to check on their boats at moorings and marinas so it would pay to know what the rules are under Alert Level 3.

  • Get Spotted this summer with Melanoma NZ

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    Our friends at Melanoma New Zealand launched their annual melanoma awareness campaign, Get Spotted, on Monday and it's a good reminder to be sun smart this summer.

  • Safety certificate exemptions for Coastal Classic

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    Ongoing restrictions and uncertainty due to the lockdown in Auckland has seen Yachting New Zealand develop alternative options for category 3 safety inspection exemptions for next month's PIC Coastal Classic.

  • P Class introduce new initiatives for females

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    A number of new features will be introduced at January's Tanner and Tauranga Cup regattas to encourage greater female participation and engagement.

  • Ep 38 - Leah Fanstone and Keryn McMaster

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    Leah Fanstone (nee Newbold) and Keryn McMaster were trailblazers for New Zealand women’s offshore sailing in the 1990s.

  • Lockdown uncertainty sees youth champs cancelled

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    Ongoing uncertainty around how long Auckland will be in lockdown has prompted Yachting New Zealand to cancel this year's New Zealand Youth Championships.

  • Sailing world mourns the loss of Jack Lloyd

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    Sailors always walked into a jury room confident of a successful outcome if they had Jack Lloyd on their side.

  • Regional Roundup - Coaching resources

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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 some of the great coaching resources available.

    Coaching Resources

  • The brands behind the Excellence Awards

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    Yachting New Zealand are pushing ahead with plans to host November's Yachting Excellence Awards and couldn't do it without the generous support of a number of partners and sponsors.

  • Steering the Course Women's Sailing Festival

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    Yachting New Zealand are joining World Sailing in next month's Steering the Course Women’s Sailing Festival and encouraging others to get involved.

    The Southern Hemisphere edition of the festival runs for 10 days from October 1-10.

  • Aleh claims silver at Moth world champs

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    Jo Aleh might have finished second at the Moth world championships in Italy but admits she wasn't entirely satisfied.

  • Bucklands Beach see surge in 420 class

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    Although it seems like years ago that Auckland was out of lockdown, the 420 class was buzzing at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club recently when several new teams took to the water to have a go at the double-handed dinghy.

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