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  • Gold for men's 470 at Genoa World Cup

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox won their first World Cup Series regatta and first event in Europe, ensuring New Zealand sailors claimed a full set of medals in Genoa.

  • Two medals won in 49er at Genoa World Cup

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    New Zealand sailors collected two medals last night (NZ time) and have a chance of winning another tonight as the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in Genoa comes to a close.

  • Two Kiwi crews chase medals at Genoa World Cup

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be in familiar territory tonight (NZ time) when they race for a gold medal at the World Cup Series regatta in Genoa.

  • Big fleets gather for Optimist nationals

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    The Murrays Bay Sailing Club will be overrun during Easter as they host the single-biggest class nationals in the country.

  • Nacra pair have their sights on good Genoa result

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    Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders feel like they have done enough sightseeing in Genoa and finally got to stretch the legs on a boat for a change on day four of the Hempel World Cup Series regatta.

  • NZ sailors see the light at Genoa World Cup Series

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    Light winds once again plagued the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in Genoa but there was just enough action for Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie to solidify their place near the top of the 49er fleet.

  • Herbert makes history with third national Starling title

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    It was a reasonably sombre Sean Herbert who went to prizegiving at the Starling national championships yesterday but that changed to elation when he discovered he had won a third title.

  • Ran Tan II on adventure of a lifetime

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    Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron member Brian Petersen is setting off with his crew on Ran Tan II for what will be an ocean adventure of a lifetime, writes Andrew Delves.

  • Frustrating day at Genoa World Cup Series

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    It was a day of delays and deferrals as light winds plagued the second day of racing at the Hempel World Series regatta in Genoa.

  • Enrol now for race management seminars

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    Yachting New Zealand will hold five free seminars around the country in coming months for anyone interested in being a qualified club or national race officer.

  • Aon New to Youth Classes Clinic coming up

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    Registrations are open for the next Aon New to Youth Classes Clinic, which helps young sailors who have moved into a youth class within the previous six months and are not already attending the Aon National Youth Clinics.

  • Situations vacant - Coach development manager

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    Yachting New Zealand are looking to appoint a coach development manager. This is a key role for our organisation and Sport New Zealand have identified good coaching as one of the key drivers of participant satisfaction.

  • Young Kiwis make strong start to Genoa World Cup

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    New Zealand has developed a strong 49er fleet meaning there's usually at least one crew near the front of the pack and today it was the turn of Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie.

  • Entries open for 75th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

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    Entries are now open for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and organisers are expecting a larger fleet than normal for the 75th running of the historic event.

  • Regional Roundup - the top of the north

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    In our regular focus on the regions, northern regional support officer Kim Admore takes a look at what's been going on in the top of the North Island. 

  • Kiwis sailors head to Genoa World Cup Series

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    New Zealand's sailors will look to continue to make their mark when the Hempel World Cup Series resumes in Genoa on Monday night (NZ time).

  • NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team announced

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    The season is coming to a close for many young sailors but for a dozen talented youngsters things are only going to ramp up as they fine-tune their preparations for July's youth sailing world championships.

  • The sailing scientist conquering the waves

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    There was something extraordinary about Sally Garrett’s victory in the New Zealand women’s keelboat championships last weekend, writes Suzanne McFadden of Lockeroom.

  • Recently qualified race officials

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    Race officials make a huge contribution to yacht clubs and sailors around New Zealand and the following individuals recently qualified or renewed as a Yachting New Zealand race official.

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  • Get 20% discount on Millennium Hotels and free breakfast

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    Breakfast always tastes better when it's free.

    Yachting New Zealand member card holders can get a free breakfast each morning of their stay alongside a 20 percent discount off the flexible rate at Millennium Hotels.

  • Herbert out to create history at Starling nationals

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    Sean Herbert is looking to write himself into the record books when the Starling national championships get under way at the Taipa Sailing Club on Sunday.

  • Coastal Classic to omit life raft requirement

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    A small change to the event rules may make a big difference to the number of boats on the start line for this year's PIC Coastal Classic yacht race.

  • NZ match racers on the job for more opportunities

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    Nick Egnot-Johnson and the Knots Racing team almost feel like they're at a job interview each time they race, given the opportunities that could come their way if they do well.

  • Heavyweights take out Javelin national title

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    Peter Precey and Hamish Hey recently claimed their first Javelin national title together as they finished strongly by winning four of the last five races.

  • Sign up for BLAKE Inspire for sailors 2019

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    Yachting New Zealand are excited to partner with BLAKE for the inaugural BLAKE Inspire for Sailors programme – a five-day environmental leadership development adventure designed for emerging New Zealand sailors.

  • Garrett's breakthrough at women's keelboat nationals

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    Sally Garrett won her first women's national keelboat title as a skipper yesterday, meaning there was a new winner for the first time in five years.

  • Rebuild of earthquake-shattered club well under way

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    Pleasant Point Yacht Club are making rapid progress with the rebuild of their facilities eight years after their Rat Island site was destroyed by the first earthquake in 2010.

  • Three medals won by New Zealand sailors in Palma

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    New Zealand sailors claimed three medals at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma today, including gold and bronze in the Finn class, to finish as the second-most successful nation at the event.

  • NZ sailors on the medal hunt in Palma

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    One medal is guaranteed and more will be on the menu when seven New Zealand boats contest their respective medal races at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma tonight (NZ time).

  • New winner at Zephyr nationals

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    Nine different winners across the nine races meant this year's Zephyr national championships in Tauranga were both challenging and hotly contested.

  • Burling and Tuke within striking distance in Palma

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    The wind came out to play at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma overnight (NZ time) and, ominously for some of their rivals, it also signalled the emergence of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke into the top five of the 49er fleet.

  • Sailors Corner closing down sale

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    Sailors Corner has been an Auckland institution for more than 35 years but will be closing its doors so have $3 million of stock to sell in a closing down sale.

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