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  • Meet new regional support officer Ian Darby

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    Ian Darby never thought the first week in his new job would look like this. After all, being a Yachting New Zealand regional support officer involves getting out and about and connecting with the yacht clubs and their members in his region.

  • Nacra pair charged up over new Olympic dates

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    Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson took possession of a new boat recently and took it for a short 30-minute sail before the lockdown.

  • Regional Roundup - the South Island

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    We normally run a segment called Regional Roundup but these are not normal times. South Island regional support officer Ian Gardiner offers some advice to clubs and also takes a look at some of the things happening in his region.

  • Sutherland takes flight at Moth nationals

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    Graeme Sutherland made some big strides at last year's Moth world championships and that showed when he took out last weekend's national title. 

  • YNZ update on Covid-19 - March 24

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    Kia ora

    It has been a whirlwind 24 hours and, like me, I'm sure you are all trying to get your head around what your world looks like right now.

  • Yachting New Zealand update on Covid-19 - March 20

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    Many clubs and class associations are facing huge challenges right now due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s a similar story at Yachting New Zealand where we are facing the same issues. We are, as it were, all in the same waka.

  • Honda Marine elated after 'weird' week of JJs racing

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    The team on Honda Marine felt a range of emotions yesterday after winning a third-straight JJ Giltinan Trophy but the overriding one was still elation.

  • Events and clubs affected by Covid-19

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    Find all the latest information here about the Covid-19 outbreak and what it might mean for your club, class association, course or regatta.

    Things are moving rapidly so please email michaelb@yachtingnz.org.nz with any updates.

  • Coach-led racing to replace NZL Sailing Regatta

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    Yachting New Zealand have made the difficult decision to cancel next weekend's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta due to the Covid-19 virus but will look to run some coach-led racing instead.

  • Strong fleet lining up for Young 88 nationals

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    This weekend sees the usual fleet of rock stars and weekend warriors mixing it up for the running of the 35th Harken Young 88 national championships, New Zealand's largest national one-design keelboat fleet.

  • Cozzolino takes out windfoiling national title

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    Antonio Cozzolino can see a good future for himself in windfoiling and demonstrated that last weekend when he took out the Giltrap Audi New Zealand Windfoil Championships at the Manly Sailing Club.

  • Young pair dominate 420 national champs

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    Mason Mulcahy and Andre Van Dam achieved a near-perfect scorecard on their way to winning the 420 national title in Wellington over the weekend.

  • Elliott 5.9 traveller series about to kick off

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    The start of the Elliott 5.9 Traveller Series is only a couple of weeks away which will see a weekend of competitive racing in Napier and organisers are expecting a fleet of at least 10 boats.

  • Yachting New Zealand update on Covid-19

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    You will all be aware the Covid-19 outbreak is a rapidly-evolving situation and we are getting updates constantly from the Ministry of Health and medical teams at High Performance Sport New Zealand and Sport New Zealand.

  • Round North Island goes like Clockwork

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    Clockwork Racing co-skipper Steve Mair said years of planning went into their success at the Evolution Sails Round North Island Race, when they took out the overall title.

  • Girl's regatta where it all started for Hume

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    Rebecca Hume will line up for her seventh PredictWind Girls Champs at Kohimarama on March 21 and will probably take a moment to remember her first.

  • Devonport to host island cruising information evening

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    Find out more about cruising in the Pacific Islands during an informative evening next week at the Devonport Yacht Club.

  • Applications for RNZYS Youth America's Cup team open

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are now accepting applications from sailors to be part of their Youth America’s Cup team in 2021.

  • Regional Roundup - the northern region

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    In our regular focus on the regions, Raynor Haagh dives into what has been going on in the southern area of the northern region.

  • King's crowned national schools keelboat champs

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    King's College's quest for the Harken National Secondary Schools Keelboat Championship was nearly over before it really began but they stormed home to take the title yesterday.

  • Flying Machine too slick at Y88 South Islands

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    Craig Edwards and his crew on Flying Machine lived up to their name at the 2020 North Sails Young 88 South Island championships in Lyttelton recently.

  • Windfoilers getting up to speed at national champs

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    The past, present and future of New Zealand windsurfing will come together later this week as the sport continues to experience a rejuvenation due to foiling.

  • Kiwis take out SailGP's Inspire Racing

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    New Zealand sailors dominated the Waszp Inspire Racing in Sydney last weekend, with Kiwis taking out the boy's and girl's titles.

  • Round North Island Race enters final stages

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    Competitors in the Evolution Sails Round North Island Race are looking forward to some helpful conditions on the final leg from Napier to Auckland.

  • Gearing up for Olympic offshore sailing

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    A mixed two-handed offshore keelboat event has been added onto the programme for the 2024 Olympics but there are still a lot of unknowns, not least off what class of boat will be used (and this might not be known until the year before the Games).

  • Top schools battle it out at college sport regatta

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    A big fleet of Starlings and the participation of two Hansa sailors were the features of the college sport regatta in Auckland this week.

  • Honda Marine want to bring JJ Giltinans to NZ

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    A third world title is the main aim but the crew of Honda Marine also have another goal in mind when they compete at this month's JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney.

  • Ten Have looks to have more days at the front

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    Veerle ten Have has ambitions of being among the world's best and for one day last week got to experience that.

  • Situations vacant - Apia Yacht Club coach

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    The Apia Yacht Club in Samoa are looking for a coach / bosun to help develop sailing at the club.

    The position is open ended for the right person and tasks would include:

  • First batch of sailors named to compete at Olympics

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    New Zealand is underway with building a team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with seven sailors selected today. 

  • Two newcomers to Aon Fast Track squad

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    The success of the Aon Fast Track programme has been highlighted in the past 12 months with a number of recent graduates and members of last year's squad excelling on the world stage.

  • NZL Sailing Regatta changed to two days

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    Next month's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta has been condensed into a two-day event to make it easier for youth to participate.

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