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  • Discount on InSun Sunscreen for member card holders

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    InSun Sports Sunscreen is perfectly suited for sailing and boating because it doesn't wash off while swimming or sweat off under trying conditions and Yachting New Zealand member card holders can access a special discount.

  • Second leg of Round New Zealand Race to test crews

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    Competitors in the SSANZ Two-Handed Round New Zealand Race will have a number of crucial decisions to make when they start the long, second leg today.

  • Round NZ race a battle of boat, body and brain

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    Sall Garrett has some simple advice for anyone contemplating two-handed offshore racing - get a psychologist.

    "Honestly, it's is a brain game, so get someone to train your brain," she said.

  • Home advantage helps Slater to OK Dinghy world title

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    Dan Slater learned to sail off the waters of Auckland's East Coast Bays and that was a big reason why he won the OK Dinghy world championships today.

  • Are you getting the best insurance for your boat?

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    Aon are one of New Zealand's leading brokers for marine insurance and are big supporters of Yachting New Zealand.

    It's their job to make sure Yachting New Zealand members are covered both on and off the water.

  • Wanted: House swap for 49er/Nacra world champs

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    There are plenty of reasons to be in Auckland in December, not least of all the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships, but anyone keen to head to Canada at this time and interested in a house swap should read on.

  • Robertson looks to deliver a few blows at SailGP

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    It's sometimes claimed that Sydney Harbour is one of the world's largest harbours but it will feel small for the six teams competing in the SailGP and Phil Robertson wouldn't be surprised if there are a few incidents on the race course that result in a 

  • Dr Tom's circumnavigation of NZ coming to an end

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    Dr Tom Mulholland had to do some healthy thinking of his own as he stood knee deep in sewerage after the plumbing failed on his 12.5m launch.

  • Win a place on Steinlager II for Coastal Classic

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    The Duder Cup will have a youth focus this year with a place on Steinlager II for this year's Coastal Classic up for grabs.

  • Percy and Pedersen do the business at Flying 15 nationals

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    Heyden Percy and Scott Pedersen took care of Busineff at the Flying 15 national championships recently, even though there were a couple of times when it looked like she would break.

  • Willison takes out women's match racing nationals

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    There was elation but also relief when Celia Willison and her crew took out the New Zealand Women’s Match Racing title today.

  • PM's support lifts Knots Racing to Hardy Cup success

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    Last week they got a shout out from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern and this week the Knots Racing team took out the Hardy Cup Sydney International Match Racing Regatta.

  • RNZYS looking for next crop of top sailors

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's youth training programme is seen as a world leader, with many graduates going on to achieve international and national success.

  • Top young sailors converge on Picton for Interislander

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    Island pride goes on the line once again at this month's Interislander regatta in Picton.

  • Regional Roundup - the top of the north

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    It's been a busy time in the northern region, with a number of national, regional and world championships regattas and another one is about to kick off, writes northern regional support officer Kim Admore.

  • Sustainability high priority at OK Dinghy world champs

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    Sustainability and environmental best practice are becoming second nature at the Wakatere Boating Club, the host for next week’s 2019 Symonite OK Dinghy World Championship.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Nelson Yacht Club

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    They might be New Zealand’s oldest yacht club but the Nelson Yacht Club have adopted a progressive approach to the way they do things to ensure membership numbers remain some of the healthiest in the country.

  • Cambridge buy six 'bullet proof' boats

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    The Cambridge Yacht & Motor Boat Club have taken possession of six "bullet proof" 420s to use for their schools programme.

  • Kiwis claim two silvers at Miami World Cup

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    New Zealand sailors will leave the World Cup Series regatta in Miami with two silver medals but for one crew they were left feeling things could have been even better.

  • Burling and Tuke start new Olympic campaign in style

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke made a habit of winning in the last Olympic cycle and started their new campaign in style by taking out the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta today.

  • Nacra pair find form at Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta

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    Last year was a bit of a write-off for Liv Mackay and Micah Wilkinson because of injury so they hope their form so far at the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta is a sign of better things to come.

  • More surprises at Starling match racing nationals

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    The 2019 Starling match racing national championships threw up yet another surprise result, writes Brian Peet.

  • Burling and Tuke in familiar position at Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta

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    At times, it was like they had never been away but Peter Burling and Blair Tuke didn’t have it all their own way on the first day of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta in Auckland today.

  • Maloney and Meech lead at Miami World Cup

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    Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have spent considerable time on their starts lately and today cashed in on a couple of great starts at the second day of the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in Miami.

  • Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta kicks off important year

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    This year is a significant one for this country’s top Olympic class sailors and many kick off their 2019 racing programmes at this weekend’s Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta.

  • Tables turned at 18' skiff New Zealand champs

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    Up until last weekend, Honda Marine had dominated 18-foot skiff racing for some time but were knocked off their perch at the New Zealand championships by a crew who have designs on doing the same thing at March's JJ Giltinans.

  • Kiwi doctor changing approach to offshore sailing

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    Crews practice sail changes and gybes often before competing in an offshore race but very rarely practice what to do in a medical emergency.

  • Germany to host top-level women's regatta

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    The Helga Cup is the world's largest women-only regatta and they're hoping to attract some of the world's best female sailors.

  • Kiwi sailors make strong start at Miami World Cup

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    Sam Meech has a goal of being in contention for a medal at every event he competes in and he gave himself a good chance of doing that at the World Cup regatta in Miami today.

  • Maraetai turn it on for Auckland champs

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    The Maraetai Sailing Club are interested in hosting more regattas and, on the evidence of the weekend, are well placed to deliver top-quality events.

  • Northland pair gunning for sixth Sanders Cup title

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    The Sanders Cup Senior Interprovincial Challenge will be contested for the 95th time next month and appears more open than in recent history.

  • Sir Peter Blake's first boat gets new home at Maritime Museum

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    BANDIT, the first boat built by Sir Peter Blake more than 50 years ago, has been restored to its former glory and is now permanently on display at the New Zealand Maritime Museum.

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