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  • Entries open for 49er/FX and Nacra worlds

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    Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have entered and invited others to join them for this year's 49er, 49erFx and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • NZ pair narrowly miss second medal at youth worlds

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    Helena Sanderson and Jack Honey were left with a feeling of what might have been after falling just short of picking up New Zealand's second medal on the last day of the Hempel youth sailing world championships in Poland.

  • NZ pair win youth worlds with day to spare

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    It was "horrible" at the time but a disappointment last week has helped Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan win gold in the boy's 420 at the Hempel youth sailing world championships with a day to spare.

  • Kiwi crew take control at youth worlds

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    Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan extended their lead at the top of the boy's 420 standings at the Hempel youth sailing world championships in Poland with only three races remaining.

  • Experienced skippers needed in Micronesia

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    Are you an experienced sailor with offshore sailing certification looking for an exciting change? Are you keen to sail on a traditional Pacific open ocean sailing canoe?

  • Menzies and McGlashan lead youth worlds

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    Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan might be one of the youngest combinations at the Hempel youth sailing world championships but the only numbers they care about are results and they've made a good start in Gdynia.

  • Auckland Fiji Yacht Race to go ahead in 2020

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    The dates have been set for the next Royal Akarana Yacht Club major bluewater race, with the club sticking to tradition and racing from Auckland to Fiji.

  • Kiwis make solid start to youth worlds

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    A couple of New Zealand crews stood out on a testing opening day of the Hempel youth sailing world championships in Gdynia, Poland.

  • World Sailing renews World Match Racing Tour status

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    World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has renewed the special event status of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) through to 2028.

  • Menzies and McGlashan collect silver at 420 worlds

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    Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan claimed silver at the 420 world championships in Portugal and now have their sights on going one better at the upcoming youth sailing world championships.

  • Kitchen books babysitters for Paris Olympics

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    At 30, and a mother of two, kite boarder Justina Kitchen believes she has the mental stamina, experience - and luck - to finally see her Olympic dream come true, writes Suzanne McFadden of Locker Room. 

  • Gautrey snares bronze at Laser world champs

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    George Gautrey thought his Laser world championships might have been over three days ago when he dislocated his knee but today claimed a bronze medal in a tense finish to a dramatic week.

  • Four RNZYS teams to compete in 53rd Governor's Cup

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    New Zealand will be well represented at next week's 53rd Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship in California with four teams coming from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

  • Pleasant Point YC win Resene RIB refurishment

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    The Pleasant Point Yacht Club will soon have a shiny new clubhouse and they will also have a refurbished RIB after winning the Resene competition.

  • Meech still in the mix at Laser world champs

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    The leaderboard was mixed up significantly on the first day of gold fleet racing at the Laser world championships in Japan but New Zealand's Sam Meech is still right in the hunt with two days remaining.

  • Robertson picks up another world title

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    Phil Robertson claimed his second match racing world title after beating the United States’ Taylor Canfield 3-0 in the finals in Marstrand, Sweden.

  • McHardie and McKenzie claim another world title

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    Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie stamped their class on the 49er junior world championships in Risor, virtually leading from start to finish in the five-day event.

  • Tight finish on the cards at Laser world champs

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    Three New Zealanders are in the top 10 heading into the final day of the Laser world championships in Japan and it promises to be a real scrap for a place on the podium.

  • Meech leads halfway through Laser world champs

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    Sam Meech showed his class on day three of the Laser world championships in Sakaiminato, rocketing to the top of the standings on the back of two wins yesterday.

  • NZ sailors well placed at Laser world champs

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    The competitors at the Laser world championships in Sakaiminato were treated to "fantastic" conditions on day two and New Zealand's top sailors took advantage to put themselves right in the mix.

  • Young sailors gather for Blake Inspire programme

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    Alexandra Thom can usually be found in, on or under the water and it's an environment she loves so much she wants it to become a career.

  • Gautrey makes his mark on first day of Laser worlds

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    George Gautrey continued his good form of 2019 and was second after the first day of the Laser world championships in Sakaiminato, Japan, yesterday.

  • Cunliffe takes the road well travelled to youth worlds

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    This is a story of planes, trains and automobiles – and boats – a story of one youngster’s commitment to sailing.

  • Sailor's Corner with Jenny Armstrong

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    In the next instalment of a regular blog from a host of New Zealand sailors, Jenny Armstrong talks about the difficult decision she made to chase her Olympic dream.

  • Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards Nominations

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    Nominations for the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are now open.

     

    Other nations often look enviously at New Zealand and the quality of sailors this country produces.

  • New Zealand 49er pair take out Kiel Week

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    Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn have won their first big international regatta together, taking out the 49er class at Kiel Week in Germany.

  • Knots Racing tie up another regatta win

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    Knots Racing have little time to celebrate their latest regatta win with a busy schedule of events over the next three months in the United States and Europe.

  • Keep warm this winter with Zhik gear

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    Looking for quality keel and dinghy sailing gear that will keep you protected from the elements this winter and spring?

  • Maiden documentary to screen around the country

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    After one false start, the Maiden film will be shown in cinemas around the country from next month.

  • Why it's not OK to take a shortcut to win at sport

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    Doping is the chemical equivalent of taking a short cut in a race, writes Drug Free Sport NZ chief executive Nick Paterson.

  • Young NZ pair out to defend 420 world title

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    Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan went to last year's 420 world championships aiming for a top-10 finish but their ambitions are much loftier this time around.

  • Book now for Volvo Sailing... Have a Go!

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    Yachting New Zealand are now taking bookings for next summer’s Volvo Sailing…Have a Go! following on from the biggest season since the programme's inception.

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