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  • High octane racing on its way to Christchurch

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    SailGP is coming to New Zealand, with Christchurch announced as the venue to host this country's first grand prix event in January 2022.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the four regional support officers look at what has been happening in their areas.

    Resources available to help clubs

  • Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta to return

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    The Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta is making a return to the calendar after last year's event was cancelled at the last minute due to Covid-19.

  • Coaching opportunities available around the country

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    Clubs around the country are looking for experienced coaches as they look to continue to grow their learn to sail programmes.

  • Mastercard YTP applications open

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    Applications are now open for the 2021 season of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s world-renowned Mastercard Youth Training Programme.

  • Armstrong masters the field at Laser nationals

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    Jenny Armstrong was able to draw on her considerable experience to narrowly win the Radial masters title at the Laser national championships at the Worser Bay Boating Club on Monday.

  • New keelboat course for Auckland anniversary day

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    A change to the harbour course for keelboats will give participating sailors a new challenge, and spectators a different view, for Monday's Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.

  • It's Checkmate for RNZYS commodore

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    Aaron Young had a desire to advance the quality of club racing in New Zealand, which led him to impulse-buy a 40-foot carbon canting keeler from Europe within 72 hours of hearing about it and then persuading three mates to do the same.

  • Opti sailors see future of sport up close at camp

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    The future of yachting begins in junior classes and the recent 2021 NZIODA North Island clinic certainly showed the future is bright.

  • Burling and Tuke awarded Lonsdale Cup

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke might have their immediate sights on defending the America's Cup but winning another Olympic gold medal for New Zealand is never far from their thoughts.

  • Vagrants make successful raid at Sunburst nationals

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    The Pleasant Point Yacht Club showed off their new facilities when hosting the recent Burnsco Sunburst national championships and it is also believed to be the first nationals on the Christchurch estuary since the Zephyrs raced there in 1989.

  • NZ marine industry helps Americans find more Magic

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    American Magic are expected to be back out on the water tomorrow and it's taken a massive effort from all of the teams and the wider New Zealand maritime community to make it happen.

  • Jest to feature at Pleasant Point centennial

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    The club's annual classic yacht race and display will be a highlight of the Pleasant Point Yacht Club's centennial celebrations over Waitangi weekend, especially as a special yacht will be present.

  • Former Paralympian now going the extra mile

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    Chris Sharp knows only too well the value of sport for people with disabilities and is now literally going the extra mile to help others in similar situations.

  • Auckland to Tauranga race caps off centennial

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    A highlight on the calendar of events to mark the Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat's centennial will be the Farmer Autovillage Auckland to Tauranga Centennial Yacht Race on March 26-28.

  • Rocket man heading to Laser nationals

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    Staffan Persson will casually launch a rocket into space tomorrow night before then trying to find his inner warp speed at next week's Laser national championships in Wellington.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the four regional support officers look at what has been happening in their areas.

    New Plymouth get a splash of colour

  • NZ SailGP Team hold trials for female sailors

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    The inclusion of females in the New Zealand SailGP Team took a step closer at the weekend when a trial was held featuring six of this country's top female sailors.

  • Get big discounts with Safety at Sea

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    Safety at Sea have specialised in offering the world's leading marine safety products and aviation survival equipment for more than 25 years and Yachting New Zealand member card holders can access a 10 percent discount when shopping online.

  • Top sailors to feature at Bay of Islands Sprints

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    Olympians, NZL Sailing Team members and top youth sailors will be among those lining up for the inaugural Bay of Islands Sprints later this month.

  • Locals rule at Waikawa's New Year Regatta

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    Local boats took the honours in all four divisions at last weekend's Giesen New Year Regatta at the Waikawa Boating Club.

  • Bay Week hits the century mark

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    The first 100 entries have been received two weeks out from New Zealand's largest multi-day keelboat regatta, the CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week.

  • Recent accidents show kill cords save lives

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    The death of a young sailor who was struck by a support boat late last year is a pertinent reminder all RIB operators should utilise kill cords when out on the water.

  • Watch all the anniversary day action from Westhaven

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    Regatta spectators have grown accustomed to watching Auckland’s fleet of lovingly-restored classic yachts race from Westhaven on Anniversary Day and this year they have even more reason to do it.

  • 2021 49er nationals rolling around quickly

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    Big fleets are expected again for next month's 2021 49er and 49erFX national championships being hosted by the Torbay Sailing Club.

  • Kensington builds successful P Class formula

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    Sean Kensington sailed the P Class he helped build to become the latest to do the Tanner and Tauranga Cups double at the Charteris Bay Yacht Club last week.

  • Green turns to gold for Torbay Sailing Club

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    The Sir Peter Blake Regatta is one of the best sailing events in the country and it enhanced its reputation even more recently when the Torbay Sailing Club were awarded gold status for their environmental efforts.

  • Youth team show talent in Tutukaka

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    The NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team were supposed to be in Brazil last week competing at the youth sailing world championships but Tutukaka wasn’t a bad alternative.

  • Ep 23 - Nigel Blackbourn

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    Nigel Blackbourn has been involved in the superyacht industry for a large part of his 40 years at sea.

  • Make sure you stay safe this summer

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    Everyone is hanging out for Christmas and a break this year, probably more than any other, but it's also a time people need to keep safe both on and off the water.

  • Upgrade your lifejcket with Old4New campaign

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    Coastguard’s Old4New lifejacket upgrade campaign is back for summer and travelling to more locations than ever before.

  • Walton-Keim is the king of the Waitemata

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    Kitefoiler Lukas Walton-Keim led from start to finish to retain his King of the Waitemata crown for 2020, completing the Rangitoto-Motutapu circumnavigation in a blistering 56 minutes and 11 seconds.

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