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  • Good international lineup for NZ Women's Match Racing Champs

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    The New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Championships is shaping up to be the best in years, with a stellar international lineup already booked in to compete.

  • Top sailors lined up for Laser nationals

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    The world's top two Laser sailors will headline next month's Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Laser National Championships at the Manly Sailing Club.

  • Cook has the ingredients to succeed at Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

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    Bianca Cook is still struggling with the idea that she belongs.

  • Tracey Edwards and Maiden Factor to visit New Zealand

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    Tracy Edwards and the Maiden crew changed the way people thought about women in sailing and now the same combination are trying to make a difference to millions of females worldwide.

  • 2019 prohibited substance list about to come into force

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    The 2019 prohibited substance list has been published and will come into effect on January 1, 2019.

    It is up to each athlete and the athlete's support team to make sure they understand the changes to the list so they are not caught out. 

  • Aon Club of the Month - Wairoa Yacht Club

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    Sailing is trying to find ways to become more spectator-friendly but it’s not a problem at the Wairoa Yacht Club.

  • Old4New is back to save lives this summer

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    Kiwi boaties across the country will have the opportunity to check and upgrade their lifejackets thanks to Coastguard’s Old4New lifejacket upgrade campaign back again this summer.

  • Classic launches to contest Rudder Cup for third time

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    The Rudder Cup will be contested on Friday for just the third time in 110 years, a 108 nautical mile race from Westhaven Tower to Sail Rock and back for vintage launches.

  • Get 20% discount on Lawson's Dry Hills wines

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    Yachting New Zealand member card holders are entitled to a 20 percent discount** off the award-winning wines from Lawson’s Dry Hills.

  • Regional Roundup - the central region

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    We've seen a busy start to the season in the central region and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, writes Wayne Holdt.

  • Big centreboard fleets expected for Anniversary Day Regatta

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    They may be small in size, but the centreboard fleets taking part in the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Regatta represent by far the largest portion of participants, with hundreds of sailors expected to take to the water in dinghies all over Auckland as

  • Countdown on to 2019 49er, FX and Nacra worlds

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    It’s all relatively quiet at the moment but in 12 months’ time the world’s best skiff and catamaran sailors will be buzzing around the waters off the Royal Akarana Yacht Club for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

  • Yachting New Zealand launch initiative to get more girls into sailing

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    "I sail because I feel like I'm free and I can do whatever I want. I also like it because it challenges me."

  • Skippers wanted to lead teen sailing programmes in the Caribbean

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    Over the past 25 years, Broadreach have taken more than 17,000 students on experiential education programmes to more than 40 countries.

  • Some ideas to fill the Christmas stocking

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    It's not long until Christmas, so here are a couple of ideas for some stocking fillers.

  • Strong numbers expected at Lawson's Dry Hills New Year Regatta

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    More than 60 boats are expected for the Lawson's Dry Hills New Year Regatta, making it the largest keelboat regatta in New Zealand south of Auckland.

  • Squadron teams continue to shine on international stage

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's youth training programme continues to produce talented sailors, with teams finishing first and second at the 2018 Musto International Youth Match Racing Regatta in Sydney at the weekend.

  • Christie claims top prize at Sir Peter Blake Regatta

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    Daryl Wislang is used to going for days without seeing anyone other than his crewmates so it was quite a different scene at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta at Torbay at the weekend as boats skirted across the water, kids buzzed around the beachfront and par

  • Send us a great pic of your club

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    We're looking for a great shot of your club to go on our website.

  • Small sailing trust with big plans celebrates new jetty

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    More than 300 people were on hand to officially open the Sailability Wellington Trust's new jetty at the Titahi Bay Boating Club recently.

  • Joint winners at Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards

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    A crew who broke a 44-year drought for New Zealand and a couple of Kiwi sailors who helped Dongfeng Race Team win the closest Volvo Ocean Race in history were tonight named Orbit World Travel Sailors of the Year at the annual Volvo Yachting Excellence A

  • Nelson teen wins scholarship to Nespresso national youth training week

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    Georgia Schokking, a promising young female sailor from the Nelson Yacht Club, has won a scholarship to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's popular Nespresso National Youth Training Week.

  • Win Cook Strait ferry tickets with Bluebridge

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    Be in to win a return trip for two adults and your car on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries - and have one year to use the prize.

  • Entries open for Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta

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    A number of world-class sailors are expected to compete at February's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, especially as it will be sailed at the venue for the 2019 49er, FX and Nacra 17 world championships.

  • Tall Ships regatta a highlight on Bay of Islands calendar

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    Tall stories will be just as important as the racing when the Russell Boating Club host their 44th annual tall ships regatta next January.

  • Win a 49er sailing session with Zhik

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    Zhik are offering a young sailor an awesome chance to go sailing with New Zealand’s current top 49er crew, Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn, and a $150 Zhik voucher.

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  • Sport NZ seek public views on sport integrity

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    Sport NZ have launched a nationwide public consultation on their review into sport integrity, calling on anyone involved in sport to share their thoughts on a range of integrity issues through an online survey.

  • Top sailors heading to Sir Peter Blake Regatta

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    Competitors at the upcoming Sir Peter Blake Regatta won't have trouble seeing how far it's possible to go in the sport of sailing.

  • Sailors recognised at Harbour Sports Awards

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    Sailors took home two of the major gongs at last weekend's Harbour Sport Excellence Awards and a pair of former Olympians were also inducted into the Legends of Harbour Sport.

  • Regional Roundup - the top of the north

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    Kim Admore, the northern regional support officer,  gives a rundown on what's going on with all of the clubs in his area from north to south.

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  • Amendment to Yachting New Zealand safety regulations

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    An amendment was made recently to the Yachting New Zealand safety regulations (2017-2020) around the use of flares.

    Amendment 20 November 2018

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    Under (a) add for all categories;

  • Meet the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards winners - pt II

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

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