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  • Record fleet at 29er national championships

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    Mattias Coutts and Cailen Rochford emerged from a strong field of 40 boats at the 29er national championships in the Bay of Islands.

  • TYPBC Frostbite Junior/Youth Regatta

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    Tauranga YPBC are running their Frostbite Junior & Youth regatta on Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th September 2020 as a replacement for the cancelled AIMS Games sailing regatta.

     

  • Help recover Southern Right whale population

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    PUBLIC ASKED TO HELP SCIENTISTS BY REPORTING TOHORĀ SIGHTINGS

  • Situation Vacant - Development Officer, NZ Team Sailing Association (NZTSA)

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    NZTSA is the governing body for Team Sailing in New Zealand.

  • Save on Cook Strait ferries with Bluebridge

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    Bluebridge ferries are sailing again on their full winter schedule, which means they're back to 50 sailings a week from downtown Wellington to the Sounds (and back).

  • Ep 14 - Harold Bennett

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    Harold Bennett is best known for being the principal race officer for five America’s Cup between 2000 and 2013.

  • Close finishes a feature of Lewmar Triple Series

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    The Young 88 fleet provided some of the most exciting racing in last weekend's first race of the Lewmar Triple Series, with the first three boats finishing within 38 seconds of each other after nearly 10 hours on the water.

  • Experience critical for Akarana's Youth AC team

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    The Youth America's Cup has come at the perfect time for a bunch of young sailors whose plans have been thrown into chaos by Covid-19.

  • Ep 13 - Hamish Willcox

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    Hamish Willcox has achieved incredible success in the sport as both a sailor and coach. He won three 470 world titles with David Barnes in the early 1980s, was involved with four America’s Cups campaigns and even sailed in the Round the World Race.

  • Strong interest in Mud House Women's Regatta

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    It's an event that attracts world and Olympic champions through to absolute beginners and September's fourth edition of the Mud House Women's Regatta is expected to feature more than 20 boats.

  • YNZ the only national voice on advocacy issues

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    Yachting New Zealand have been fighting at the advocacy table on behalf of yachties and boaties for many years and we know there are plenty of battles ahead.

  • Bay Week scoops gold sustainability award

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    New Zealand’s biggest multi-day keelboat sailing event, Bay of Islands Sailing Week, has been awarded gold level clean regattas certification for their “extraordinary waste management efforts” during the last regatta in January 2020.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the regional support officers provide an update on what is happening in clubland.

    Lewmar Triple Series

  • Fosters to hold massive relocation sale

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    The Fosters Ship Chandlery are moving so are holding a massive relocation clearance sale when customers can make an offer on items.

  • Aon Club of the Month: Taikata Sailing Club

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    They tout themselves as the best excuse in West Auckland not to mow your lawns in the weekend and now the Taikata Sailing Club are working on ways to make sure your lawns grow out of control.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    I have received a number of calls from clubs asking whether there will be a change in the affiliation fee for the 2021/22 season and I am pleased to report the board have recommended no change.

  • Tornado class on the hunt for spare boats

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    The International Tornado Association of NZ are on the lookout for Tornado yachts after receiving a number of queries from people interested in sailing and potentially buying Tornado yachts.

  • Top lineup to speak at Murrays Bay Winter Champs

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    The Murrays Bay Sailing Club will mark 30 years of the Winter Champs with a special evening of guest speakers on October 3 that is open to all comers. 

  • Ep 12 - Jenny Armstrong

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    Jenny Armstrong competed at two Olympic Games, one for New Zealand and another for Australia. She went to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics under the New Zealand flag and finished fourth in the Europe dinghy.

  • Youth America's Cup boat takes flight

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    The new AC9F Youth America’s Cup yacht has undergone an official on-water sail testing day in Auckland with fantastic results, and the event is well on track for 2021.

  • Excitement building for Mastercard Superyacht Regatta

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    The Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 in Auckland is shaping up to be one of the major on-water events in the world next year with a raft of big-name entries already throwing their hats into the ring as the global superyacht fleet start to make their w

  • Chandler a stalwart among amazing volunteers

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    It was appropriate Phil Chandler was found applying a lick of paint to the club's six-pound cannon because it's the sort of thing he's been doing for the last 63 years.

  • Explore the Gulf on Lion NZ and Steinlager 2

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    The chance to go on a multi-day adventure on Steinlager 2 or Lion New Zealand is rarely open to the general public but that's what the NZ Sailing Trust are offering right now.

  • Order the 49er/FX and Nacra worlds book

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    For one week last year, the Hauraki Gulf was awash with colour for the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

  • NZ loses a giant of boat designing and building

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    He had an "obsession with boats and everything that makes them tick" and it led to one of the biggest influences on the New Zealand yachting and boating community.

    Well known designer and boatbuilder Jim Young passed away yesterday, aged 94.

  • Queens Wharf extension dead in the water

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    A 90m extension to Queens Wharf has been sunk for good, much to the relief of Auckland boat users.

  • Ep 11 - Nick Egnot-Johnson

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    Nick Egnot-Johnson has been second in the world match racing rankings since October 2019, something he achieved when he was still 21. But Nick rather fell into match racing because of an unfortunate set of circumstances.

  • Event applications due to host 2020/21 nationals

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    Planning for the next sailing season is in full swing and clubs and class associations are reminded that applications to host national championship events are now due.

  • RNZYS to host open and women's keelboat nationals

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are hosting the open and women's national keelboat championships later in the year when the best crews in the country will battle it out for top honours.

  • Series of webinars to replace commodores conference

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    Yachting New Zealand will host a series of webinars in August for commodores and committee members rather than the biennial commodores conference.

  • Steven goes Undercover to win two-handed series

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    Matt Steven went Undercover to win the Young 88 Two-Handed Championships sailed off the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club recently.

  • Shorthanded sailing a battle of mind and body

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    Hallucinations are common and one experienced campaigner thinks shorthanded offshore sailing helped prepare her for motherhood.

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