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  • NZ sailors in good shape at Olympic test event

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    Today highlighted just how treacherous the conditions can be in Enoshima but a handful of New Zealand boats are still in good shape after the second day of the Olympic test event.

  • Burling and Tuke lead at Olympic test event

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke had never raced at the Olympic venue before today but they looked right at home as they took an early lead at the Olympic test event in Enoshima today.

  • Maloney ready to mix it at Olympic test event

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    Things could hardly have gone much better for Andy Maloney this year and the Finn sailor will be hoping that continues over the next few days at the Olympic test event in Enoshima.

  • Follow in Cook's footsteps and sail on Endeavour

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    Adventure seekers, history buffs and sailing enthusiasts will have the chance to take the voyage of a lifetime as part of the crew on the magnificent replica of James Cook’s 18th century vessel HMB Endeavour.

  • RNZYS introduce foiling match racing champs

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will host the first ever NZ Foiling Match Racing Championships in January as the popularity of foiling continues to increase.

  • Olympic dress rehearsal about to get under way

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    Like any big show, a dress rehearsal is critical and the most realistic practice for next year’s Tokyo Olympics gets under way tomorrow.

  • YNZ create race official code of conduct

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    Regattas should be a positive, safe and harassment-free environment for sailors, volunteers and officials which is why Yachting New Zealand have formalised a code of conduct for race officials.

  • Protection of Hauraki Gulf the focus at conference

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    The Hauraki Gulf Forum's annual conference in Auckland later this month will focus on the protection and restoration of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and include talks by scientists, academics, conservationists and also an address by the Minister of Cons

  • Kensington likes to make it official

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    Megan Kensington has done the Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup and later this week will take part in the Olympic test event in Japan.

  • Keep it clean - know your rights

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    There were a lot of doping stories in the media recently about international swimming, writes Drug Free Sport NZ chief executive Nick Paterson

  • Men's 470 finish world champs on a high

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox took advantage of the drama that unfolded around them at the 470 world championships in Japan today to finish second in the medal race and climb up to eighth overall.

  • Cook's odyssey to become first NZ woman skipper

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    Pioneering sailor Bianca Cook has her course firmly locked on the start line of the 2021 Ocean Race in Alicante - and she knows it will be a battle just to get there, writes Suzanne McFadden of Locker Room.

  • Women's 470 qualify boat for NZ for Olympics

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    Susannah Pyatt and Brianna Reynolds-Smith knew they were racing well today but it still came as a surprise to learn they had qualified the women's 470 for New Zealand for next year's Tokyo Olympics.

  • Kiwi pair aim to get back in the hunt at 470 worlds

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox are aiming for three good results tomorrow at the 470 world championships in Japan to get themselves back in the hunt.

  • National champ to sail at Waikawa women’s event

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    The Mud House Wines Women’s Keelboat Regatta is set to be the biggest women's keelboat in the country with boat entries already 50 percent ahead of the 2018 event.

  • Humble Pye to tackle new era at AIMS Games

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    He may be a pint-sized trail-blazer but Finn Pye has some heavyweight backing as he prepares to usher in a new era of Anchor AIMS Games sailing, writes Jamie Troughton.

  • NZ men's 470 in contention at world champs

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox rocketed up the leaderboard at the 470 world championships in Japan today to leave themselves in a strong position heading into the first day of gold fleet racing.

  • Knots Racing rank as one of the world's best

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    Rankings don't always tell the full story but in the case of Nick Egnot-Johnson and Knots Racing it's a fairly good indicator of what has been a stupendously good 12 months on the match racing circuit.

  • NZ pair finish day on a high at 470 world champs

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox banked a crucial win in their second race of the day to leave them with mixed feelings after the first day of racing at the 470 world championships in Japan.

  • Kiwi pair go close at 29er world champs

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    Brayden Hamilton and Pat Morgan gave it a crack by winning the last race of the regatta but just fell short of picking up a medal at the 29er world championships in Poland today.

  • Record numbers for Round North Island Race

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    As much as 34 feet separate the smallest to largest boat competing in next year's Evolution Sails Two Handed Round North Island Race when it's hoped the biggest ever fleet tackle the 13th edition of the race.

  • Big month coming up for NZ 470 pair

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    The Olympic countdown clocked ticked over into the final 12 months recently but it wasn't something Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox dwelled on too much.

  • Cashmore battles bravely despite cracked ribs

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    Luke Cashmore had his hopes of winning a medal at the Laser Radial youth world championships in Canada dashed by a freak accident that left him with cracked ribs.

  • Sailor's Corner with Simon Cooke

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    Simon Cooke was one of the world's best 470 sailors at the turn of the century and last week rolled back the clock by winning another world title.

  • Add your event onto the YNZ regatta calendar

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    The new sailing season is fast approaching and affiliated clubs are encouraged to add to Yachting New Zealand's regatta calendar so sailors can see what events are coming up around the country.

  • Hyundai New Zealand jump on board to sponsor the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships

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    Hyundai New Zealand have come on board as a principal sponsor of the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

    The event continues to go from strength to strength and, with Hyundai New Zealand involved, it’s set to be enhanced.

  • Christie qualifies Laser Radial for NZ for Tokyo Olympics

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    Olivia Christie finished 47th at the Laser Radial world championships in Japan, qualifying the boat for New Zealand for next year's Tokyo Olympics in the process.

  • Situations vacant - YNZ programmes coordinator

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    Sail for life is a mantra Yachting New Zealand believe in which means we run myriad programmes tailored for individuals of all ages and stages.

  • BLAKE Inspire helps sailors plan for the future

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    Like a lot of teenagers approaching the end of high school, Thomas Crook doesn't really know what he wants to do in the future but he has a better idea after participating in the recent BLAKE Inspire for Sailors programme.

  • NZ to host 2021 RS Feva world champs

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    The 2021 RS Feva world championships are coming to New Zealand and are likely to be held at the same time as the America's Cup in an effort to attract a large international fleet.

  • Aon Club of the Month - NZ OK Dinghy Association

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    Former Olympic medallist and America's Cup skipper Rod Davis talks about the OK Dinghy like The Mob; once you're in, you can't get out.

  • Recently qualified race officials

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    Race officials make a huge contribution to yacht clubs and sailors around New Zealand and the following individuals recently qualified or renewed as a Yachting New Zealand race official.

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