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  • Twenty new Lasers find a home at Royal Akarana

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    The expansion of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club has continued with the club haven taken possession of 20 new Lasers which will be available for use within the club racing sector and for external charter.

  • McHardie and McKenzie take out Red Bull Foiling Generation title

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    The Red Bull Foiling Generation Trophy will stay in New Zealand after Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie won this morning’s final in Miami.

  • Situations vacant - Royal Akarana On-water co-ordinator

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    Royal Akarana Yacht Club - On-water co-ordinator

  • Meet the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards winners

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    The 2018 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are just around the corner and some winners have already been announced. In the first of a two-part series, meet half of the winners in the service, youth performance and performance categories.

  • Sailing royalty to line up at A-Class worlds

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    They helped bring the America's Cup back to New Zealand and remain teammates but for a couple of weeks this month Glenn Ashby, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be rivals.

  • New Jetty to be opened at Porirua

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    The Auld Mug and the Minister of Sport, Grant Robertson, will be on hand when the new all-tide jetty will be opened at the Sailability Wellington Trust and Titahi Bay Boating Club's premises on Porirua Harbour later this month.

  • New event at Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

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    Entries have officially opened for the 2019 Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta on January 28 and this year's event features a new race.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Charteris Bay Yacht Club

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    Former Charteris Bay Yacht Club commodore Mike Pearson has some simple advice for clubs looking to get a MOSS exemption: keep it practical and use it as a chance to review how your club can operate better.

  • Regional Roundup - the South Island

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    There's plenty going on in the South Island this summer, with local, regional and even world championships, and some clubs will be celebrating milestones.

    Marakura Yacht Club 50th Anniversary

  • Strong international flavour to O'pen Bic worlds

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    More than 70 entries have already been received from international sailors for the 2019 O'pen Bic world championships to be sailed at Manly in the New Year period.

  • GOfuel offer big savings for member card holders

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    GOfuel offer discounts for Yachting New Zealand’s membership card holders and smartphone app users of between five and 10 cents a litre at the pump and have the added benefit of helping put money back into yachting and boating.

  • Kiwi pair out to defend Foiling Generation title

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    Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie are looking to make it two from two for New Zealand when they line up at the Red Bull Foiling Generation world final in Miami this week.

  • Entries open for Waikawa New Year Regatta

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    Another strong field is expected at the Waikawa Boating Club’s New Year Regatta in January, one of the highlights on the Marlborough Sounds sailing calendar.

  • Discount on Cook Strait travel with Bluebridge

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    If you’re heading north or south for a regatta, or just a holiday, Yachting New Zealand member card holders can sail with Bluebridge and save 10 percent off any of their fares.

  • Bay Week beach party to return in 2019

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    The much-loved Bay Week beach party will return in 2019, with an evening of live music, good vibes, sausage sizzle and fully licensed cafe and bar service at beautiful Otehei Bay beach on the cards.

  • Lee Rush shows class at North Island Opti champs

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    George Lee Rush dominated racing at the North Island Optimist championships in Napier at the weekend, winning seven of the eight races to finish comfortably ahead of his nearest rival.

  • Yachting New Zealand AGM a success

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    A successful Yachting New Zealand annual general meeting was held at the Otago Yacht Club in Dunedin recently.

  • Sailing voyage a New Zealand first for people with MS

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    A group of people with Multiple Sclerosis will be taking to the water on the Spirit of New Zealand for a coastal voyage under sail around the upper half of the North Island, a first for Down Under.

  • Bullock isn't foiled by Auckland-Russell run

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    Sam Bullock's races normally take about 8-12 minutes, so it was understandable his feet were numb and legs didn't work during the six-and-a-half hours of his recent adventure.

  • Records not threatened in Coastal Classic

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    It wasn't a race for records but the PIC Coastal Classic was spectacular in its own way.

  • Akarana to host Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta

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    Sailors aiming to compete at the 2019 49er, FX and Nacra 17 world championships will get an ideal opportunity to race at the venue with confirmation the Royal Akarana Yacht Club will host February's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta.

  • PIC Coastal Classic 'won't be easy'

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    Competitors at a ‘winning strategy’ information session to prepare for Friday morning's start of the PIC Coastal Classic learned one key thing from the experts: it won’t be easy, and it never is.

  • Sir Peter Blake Regatta expected to be bigger and better

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    It's believed to be the largest multi-class centre board regatta in the world but it's not the only thing that makes the Sir Peter Blake Regatta so memorable for those who participate.

  • Waiuku run successful women's sailing course

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    The look of jealousy on the faces of some women as their children went sailing went some way to prompting the Waiuku Yacht Club to offer a two-day dinghy course for women.

  • Rennie-Younger takes out Auckland women's Laser champs

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    It has almost become tradition for a women's Laser sailing regatta to be beset by blustery conditions and it was the case when 14 women contested the fifth Auckland women's Laser championships on Panmure Lagoon last weekend.

  • Situations vacant - Zhik social media co-ordinator

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    Our partner, Zhik NZ, are on the hunt for a part-time social media co-ordinator.

    If you love sailing and are experienced in social media (campaigns, ads, promotions etc), email steffi@zhik.co.nz for more details.

  • Sailing earns eight finalists for Harbour Sports Awards

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    Sailing is well represented at the Harbour Sport Excellence Awards, after a stellar year which has seen multiple world titles won.

  • Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! kicks off for a 13th season

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    Sir Peter Blake had a vision that every child in New Zealand gets a chance to try sailing and more than 3500 are expected to get that opportunity this summer through the Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! programme.

  • Illness and penalties hamper Kiwis at Youth Olympics

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    The Youth Olympic Games ended in frustration and disappointment for the New Zealand sailors competing in Argentina, with illness and penalties hampering their chances of success.

  • Make a submission to protect community funding

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    Various organisations, including yacht clubs, are being urged to make a submission against a government proposal that could affect the level of funding to the wider community from gaming trusts.

  • Volunteers needed for Laser national championships

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    Volunteers are needed for the 2019 Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Laser National Championships to be sailed at the Manly Sailing Club from January 12-15.

  • New Zealand take out Interdominion Trophy

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    New Zealand won the Interdominion Schools Team Sailing Championships over Australia at Algies Bay recently, with steady sailing from the Kiwi girls proving the difference in the 62.5 - 54.5 points victory. 

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