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  • Bay of Islands Sailing Week backs IRC nationals

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    Keelboat owners heading to CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week in January 2020 are being encouraged to get IRC certificates, as the event prepares to host the IRC nationals for what could be the last time.

  • First Aon Girl's Clinic held in South Island

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    The first Aon Girl's Clinic was held in the South Island at the weekend as Yachting New Zealand look to implement their women and girls in sailing strategy.

  • Top sailors come together for mixed 470 clinic

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    Mixed sailing will be a major component of the Olympics from 2024, prompting Yachting New Zealand to hold a mixed 470 clinic this week with a handful of this country's top sailors.

  • Submit your photos on sustainable oceans

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    Here's your chance to influence and educate the wider community about sustainable oceans - and take some awesome photos in the process.

  • Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards winners - pt II

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    The 2019 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are just around the corner and some winners have already been announced. In the second of a three-part series, meet the winners in the service category as well as the cruising award.

  • YNZ heading back to mediation on behalf of boaties

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    A team from Yachting New Zealand will return to the mediating table at the end of the month as they work to protect the interests of all yachties and boaties.

  • New Zealand yachting loses true gentleman

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    There will be something, or more accurately someone, missing from this weekend's Yachting New Zealand annual general meeting and it won't feel the same.

    Hal Wagstaff passed away recently aged 88 after a short stay in North Shore Hospital.

  • Upskill with Coastguard's boat tuition course

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    We're not all experienced skippers with sea water running through our veins which is why the Coastguard offer own boat tuition courses.

  • Knots Racing win first NZ match racing title

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    It was a case of the master against the apprentice in the final of the Yachting Developments New Zealand Match Racing Championship and the young upstart took the title in brutally light conditions.

  • NZ's sailors feeling the heat before Olympics

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    Sam Meech dreads the moment the door to the heat chamber is closed - he knows it’s going to be hot and it’s probably going to hurt – but also realises it could be the difference when next year’s Olympics roll around.

  • Performance and luxury at On Water Boat Show

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    The Auckland On Water Boat Show, New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show, kicks off tomorrow and is bringing with it a host of super-sized displays, luxury yachts and sea trials to the heart of the Viaduct Harbour.

  • Meet YNZ coach development manager Peter Soosalu

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    Peter Soosalu realised the value of a good coach as a 13-year-old.

  • Kendall and McIntosh leading the windsurf debate

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    The future of Olympic windsurfing is likely to be decided next month and it is appropriate that at the forefront of discussions are options put forward by a couple of Kiwis who once ruled the sport. 

  • Simon Hull joins Zhik's global board

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    Simon Hull, managing director of Zhik’s New Zealand distributorship, is stepping up to a strategic position on the board of Zhik’s global business.

  • YNZ pay tribute to retiring Finn executive

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    Yachting New Zealand chief executive David Abercrombie paid tribute to retiring International Finn Association executive board member Corinne McKenzie, who is stepping down after 19 years in the role.

  • Kiwis take bronze at Formula Kite Europeans

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    Justina Kitchen quite enjoyed the view from her step on the podium at the Formula Kite European Championships in Sardinia and it's something she hopes to experience more often.

  • Resene Regional Roundup - Central Region

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    In our regular focus on the regions, central regional support officer Wayne Holdt takes a look at what's been going on in the area. 

  • Age no barrier for Trubovich at match racing nationals

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    Brian Trubovich admits he might not be as agile as some of his rivals but thinks he will make up for it with cunning when the 2019 New Zealand Match Racing Championships get under way on Thursday.

  • Sign up for RNZYS national youth training week

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are seeking teams for this year’s 2019 national youth training weeks.

  • Meet new regional support officer Hayden Whitburn

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    It wouldn't take long to find someone in the sailing community who knows Hayden Whitburn, which makes him an ideal candidate to take over as Yachting New Zealand's new regional support officer for the northern area.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Milford Cruising Club

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    Few clubs can point to a growth in membership of close to 100 members over the past couple of years but it's something the Milford Cruising Club can lay claim to.

  • Clean regatta status caps off Aims Games

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    There was a freshness to the sailing at this year's Anchor Aims Games both on and off the water and one of the offshoots was the recognition the Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club received for their efforts environmentally.

  • Meet the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards winners

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    The 2019 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are just around the corner and some winners have already been announced. In the first of a three-part series, meet the winners in the youth performance category.

  • Sky Sport to broadcast 49er, 49erFX and Nacra worlds

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    Sky Sport will broadcast live all six days of December's Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland, New Zealand, which is believed to be a world first for an Olympic class sailing world championships.

  • Beau Geste to chase Coastal Classic race record

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    Beau Geste is expected to chase the race record at next month's PIC Coastal Classic after having already set two race records in other events this year.

  • Top sailors shine at women's keelboat regatta

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    More than 100  sailors delivered some stunning performances on the water last weekend at the third Mud House Women’s Regatta hosted by the Waikawa Boating Club.

  • Tickets on sale for Great Blake Race

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    Combine some exciting racing with raising funds to support BLAKE's environmental programmes at next month's Great Blake Race Charity Regatta.

  • Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards winners announced

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    World champions and major regatta winners and medallists headline the initial list of recipients at the 2019 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards, which also recognise individuals for their outstanding service to sailing in this country.

  • Impact of Des Townson shines through in new book

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    It's hard to comprehend in this day and age of digital technology and exacting science that one of New Zealand's greatest boat designers was self-taught.

  • Pleasant Point live up to name with new clubrooms

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    For the last six years, the Pleasant Point Yacht Club have called five shipping containers home, with no power, showers, toilet or kitchen.

  • Vento Racing take out Grand Slam

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    A New Zealand team has won the Grand Slam match racing series for the second time in two years after Team Vento Racing took out the Thompson Cup in New York today.

  • Mackay Boats build fantastic record of success

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    The 2016 Rio Olympics were hugely successful for New Zealand's sailors but even more so for a Kiwi boat building company.

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