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  • Kiwi one-two in Finn class in Palma

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    The first European regatta of the season is always an opportunity for the New Zealand sailors to check in on how summer training has gone and, for Andy Maloney and Josh Junior, it appears to have gone well.

  • Orion II stars at 98th Lipton Cup

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    Orion II once again took line honours but was pipped by 13 seconds on corrected time in the 98th sailing of the Lipton Cup last weekend.

  • Young pair show hot form at Feva nationals

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    Blake Hinsley and Nicholas Drummond handled the fresh breezes and big seas the best to win last weekend's RS Feva national championships at the Torbay Sailing Club.

  • Yachting and boating community mourns the loss of three prominent figures

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    The yachting and boating community are mourning the loss of three prominent figures in New Zealand.

    Mick Ashcroft

    Many of this country's top Olympic class sailors got there with the help of Graeme 'Mick' Ashcroft.

  • New Zealand Finn sailors to the fore in Palma

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    Andy Maloney and Josh Junior are aiming for a one-two finish at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma and the Kiwi pair have made a strong start after two days of racing.

  • Argentines wedded to compete at women's keelboat nationals

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    The women's national keelboat championships has grown in size again this year and will even feature a team made up of Argentines in the country for a wedding.

  • Three free Boating NZ mags for member card holders

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    Boating New Zealand magazine inspires boating enthusiasts with reviews of new boats, coverage of technical innovations, maintenance advice, columns and cruising stories. 

  • A celebration of New Zealand's A Class gaff yachts

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    You've seen them all out on the water, now is your chance to get a peek down below on the A class gaffers.

  • Regional Roundup - the South Island

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    In our regular focus on the regions, South Island regional support officer Ian Gardiner takes a look at what's been going on in the area. 

    Southern Snippets

  • New Zealand sailors make good start in Palma

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    The New Zealand contingent at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma made a good start, with four crews inside the top four of their classes, but no racing was possible in the 49er fleet meaning Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's international comeback was del

  • Innovation and safety key drivers for Zhik's 2019 range

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    Innovating to keep sailors performing at their best is one of the key drivers for Zhik in their product design.

  • Schools gear up for teams racing nationals

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    Around 30 of the country's best teams are expected to line up for next month's New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championships at the Sandspit Yacht Club.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Short Handed Sailing Association of New Zealand

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    Organisers of next year’s Round North Island Two Handed Race had expected entries to sell out within about four days when they went on sale on Monday night - not 45 minutes.

  • Submissions called for on new boat cleaning rules

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    Yachties and boaties should be aware of proposed new boat cleaning rules in the upper North Island and are encouraged to make submissions on the idea.

  • Burling and Tuke look for good start on international return

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have become used to people watching them, given their achievement over the past decade, and know they will be under the spotlight at this week's Princess Sofia regatta in Palma.

  • Volunteers celebrate 25 years at the Maritime Museum

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    Two men who share a love for the sea are celebrating their 25th year as volunteers at the New Zealand Maritime Museum.

    Roger Hames and Bob Hawkins have been mainstays at the Museum almost since it first opened its doors in 1993.

  • Sailors Cook up fun at Kohi girls regatta

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    If the group of nearly 100 females wondered where sailing could take them, it was standing in front of them at the Kohimarama Yacht Club on Saturday.

  • Push to grow open teams racing nationals

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    Organisers are hoping to build on the success of last year's New Zealand open teams racing national championships, which returned to the racing calendar after a 10-year absence.

  • MySail app helps connect boat owners and crew

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    It's a common refrain from boat owners that they can't find enough crew to go racing, which is having an impact on the size of fleets at some regattas.

  • Lion New Zealand makes special voyage

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    The significance might have been lost on most of the youngsters as they cast off from the docks, but for those involved with the NZ Sailing Trust today marked a special day.

  • Crews see the light at Jack Tar Auckland Regatta

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    The 2019 Jack Tar Auckland Regatta was dogged by light winds last weekend, but race management still manged to get enough racing in to keep things interesting.

  • Raging Hormones win back-to-back Young 88 titles

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    Andrew Wills and his team on board Raging Hormones rose above a bumper 16-boat fleet to win the 2019 Harken Young 88 National Championships in Auckland last weekend.

  • Hot racing expected at Feva nationals

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    The RS Feva is being used more and more by clubs as a transition boat for children moving into the youth classes and its popularity is expected to see more than 30 boats line up for next weekend's national championships at Torbay.

  • Titanium crew make history in Round NZ Two Handed Race

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    Chris Skinner became the first person to win back-to-back handicap honours in one of New Zealand's toughest races when he joined with co-skipper Shane Bellingham to win the SSANZ Round New Zealand Two Handed Race.

  • Regional Roundup - the central region

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    In our regular focus on the regions, central area regional support officer Wayne Holdt takes a look at what's been going on in the bottom of the North Island. 

    Centenary celebrations

  • Sailor's Corner with Josh Armit

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    In the next instalment of a regular blog from a host of New Zealand sailors, Josh Armit writes about his transition from the youth classes to Olympic classes and the challenge of juggling that with school.

  • Yachting New Zealand invite clubs to donate to Christchurch fund

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    Like everyone in New Zealand and across the world, the team at Yachting New Zealand are deeply saddened by what happened in Christchurch last week.

  • O'pen Bic added to Aims Games lineup

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    Registration for this year's Anchor Aims Games is now open and for the first time the O’pen Bic is being offered alongside the Optimist.

  • Big fleet expected for Kohi girls regatta

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    As many as 100 sailors are expected to compete at Saturday's Predictwind Girls Championship Regatta at the Kohimarama Yacht Club when they will also hear from renowned ocean sailor Bianca Cook.

  • Volunteer boat drivers needed for America's Cup

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    The 2021 America's Cup promises to be spectacular and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are looking for boat drivers and crew for the event.

  • World champions added to NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team

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    Four more names, including the 420 world champions, have been added to the NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team to compete at this year's youth sailing world championships.

  • Austrians feeling at home in NZ ahead of world champs

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    Tanja Frank and Lorena Abicht won silver in the 49erFX at the last world championships and hope to go one better in 2019 which is why they spent more than a month in Auckland recently.

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