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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stars come out to play at OK Dinghy worlds

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    From Olympians to America's Cup sailors and world champions to round the world competitors, the upcoming OK Dinghy world championships in Devonport will feature a star-studded lineup.

  • Locals take top honours at Bay Week

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    The cheer that erupted for Bay of Islands local Chris Hornell and the crew of his TP52 Kia Kaha at the CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week prizegiving ceremony was perhaps the loudest in the event’s 17-year history.

  • Bay of Islands Foiling Week takes flight

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    Darryl Honey has a fairly simple philosophy when it comes to who is eligible to compete in the regatta he's helping organise - "if it foils, I want it here," he says.

  • Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta represents milestone for Nacra pair

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    Liv Mackay and Micah Wilkinson don't have particularly fond memories of last year's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta but the Nacra 17 pair are hoping next month's event at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club will be a lot more satisfying.

  • Vagrants win sixth title at Sunburst nationals

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    Andrew and Cameron Brown might have wrapped up their sixth consecutive national Sunburst title at the weekend but this one will live long in the memory.

  • Luck goes a long way at Snake Bank Regatta

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    The Snake Bank Regatta is a very different event, open to any age, craft and speed - in fact, anything that floats.

  • Zhik junior starter packs are back

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    Get your junior off on the right foot with these awesome sailing gear starter packs from our official clothing partner, Zhik.

  • Test yourself at the 24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race

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    The Lowry Bay Yacht Club in Wellington will again stage the 24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race, this year on the weekend of March 16-17.

  • Ten Have continues her windsurfing education

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    A summer job is a common scenario for a lot of students and it helped Veerle ten Have take out the New Zealand slalom windsurfing title recently.

  • The Olympian creating a new sailing dynasty

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    As the starters' gun fires in the country's largest keelboat regatta this week, three generations of Ferris women will race together for the very first time - writes Suzanne McFadden of newsroom.co.nz. 

  • Keelboats urged to enter Auckland Anniversary Regatta

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    Organisers of the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta are encouraging keelboat owners to support theevent, in light of low numbers in the modern keeler divisions.

  • Kaimai has a flyer at Lawson's Dry Hills Regatta

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    Local knowledge often proves the difference at the Lawson’s Dry Hill New Year Regatta in the Marlborough Sounds but this year overall honours was taken out by Kaimai Flyer from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

  • Youngsters to converge on Maraetai for Auckland champs

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    Maraetai is known as "the meeting place by the sea" and for three days later this month will play host to more than 300 young sailors as part of the Auckland championships.

  • Throwing the Kitchen sink at the Olympics

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    Justina Kitchen is back in a world she didn’t think she would occupy again.

    It’s a world of speed, excitement and high stakes and, if things go to plan, recognition and rewards.

  • International stars in NZ ahead of 49er and Nacra worlds

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    Anyone gazing out onto the waters around the Royal Akarana Yacht Club over the last couple of months would have noticed boats from a handful of different countries buzzing around and it’s something that’s only going to become more common this year.

  • Rex Sellers still a force in Tornado class

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    Rex Sellers feels a bit like a taxi driver about to hang up the keys, but it wouldn’t really be a surprise if he jumped back in the cab.

  • Kohimarama taste success at Tanner and Tauranga Cups

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    One club had more reason than most to celebrate results at the recent Tanner and Tauranga Cups sailed at the Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club in Wellington.

  • Race officials play significant role in NZ sailing

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    Race officials make a huge contribution to yacht clubs and sailors around New Zealand and a dozen individuals recently qualified as officials or were revalidated.

  • Scene set for Lawson's Dry Hills New Year Regatta

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    The scene is set for a great weekend of sailing at the 2019 Lawson’s Dry Hills New Year Regatta with entries from Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch joining a healthy local contingent.

  • Record entries expected at Bay Week

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    The CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week looks set to be the biggest yet with more than 100 boats already entered two weeks out, confirming its place as the country's biggest keelboat regatta.

  • Girls stand out at O'pen Bic world champs

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    The comment, 'go the girls' rang out in the clubrooms as the top five sailors in the under-13 at the O'pen Bic world championships were recognised.

  • Meech suffers blow ahead of Laser nationals

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    Sam Meech didn't exactly have the best start to the year.

    There he was after a training session at Gulf Harbour when his brand new Laser went for an unscheduled outing.

  • Youngsters have a need for speed at four-day clinic

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    Nearly 30 sailors took part in a four-day clinic in the Marlborough Sounds last week as they went in search of speed.

  • Your chance to better understand the ORC rating systems

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    The 2019 Millennium Cup is raced under the ORC rating system and the ORC chief measurer Zoran Brubisa will be giving a presentation on the ORC rating systems (ORC international, ORC club and ORC superyacht) in Auckland prior to the Cup.  

  • Record field to compete at OK Dinghy world champs

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    Next month's Symonite OK Dinghy world championships have so far attracted 111 sailors, making it the largest OK event held out of Europe and by far the biggest OK worlds held in New Zealand.

  • O'pen Bic the first in series of world champs in NZ

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    The Christmas holidays is supposed to be a time to feel relaxed but it wasn't the reason Harold Bennett was feeling content on Boxing Day.

  • Sailor's Corner with Olivia Christie

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    In the first of a regular blog from a host of New Zealand sailors, Olivia Christie writes about what it meant for her to win the Sir Peter Blake Memorial Trophy and what more she needs to do to achieve on the international stage.

  • Wislang hopes history repeats in Sydney Hobart Race

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    The last time Daryl Wislang won the Volvo Ocean Race, he finished the year by taking out line honours in the famed Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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