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  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the regional support officers provide an update on what is happening in clubland.

    Nelson Yacht Club

  • Rough+Reddy taken to the wire at E5.9 nationals

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    The Rough+Reddy crew were made to work extremely hard for their sixth Elliott 5.9 national title at Sandspit, winning on countback after an epic final race with their nearest competitors.

  • New contact for clubs at Aon insurance

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    Aon New Zealand are big supporters of Yachting New Zealand and have a new contact for clubs and boat owners following the departure of Sam Gunn.

  • Richmond make Friday nights special

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    The Richmond Yacht Club are preparing for their 22nd season of their Friday Night Special series, which is a great chance for inexperienced adults to enjoy a series of eight social races on eight different yachts throughout the summer.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Bucklands Beach YC

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    It was a chance meeting Sara Poore had during rum racing one day that sowed the seeds for change at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club. 

  • Ep 19 - Nathan Outteridge

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    Nathan Outteridge is one of the world's top sailors, having been an Olympic 49er champion and four-time world champion, skipper of two America’s Cup campaigns and now skipper and chief executive of the Japan SailGP team.

  • Port Nicholson Regatta more than a sailing event

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    More than 200 sailors from over 20 clubs are expected to converge on Wellington for four days of events at February's 2021 Port Nicholson Regatta.

  • Waikato coach enchanted by sailing quidditch

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    There are chasers and beaters and even a golden snitch and, just like the version in the Harry Potter books, is a game that is catching on.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    Any decisions to hold club events or regattas in this Covid world we currently occupy need to be made by the club.

  • Match racing nationals win a family affair

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    Four of the team had won the title before but Samantha Norman and her crew said the weekend's triumph at the 2020 NZ Women’s Match Racing Championships was the most fun racing they had ever been involved in.

  • Hyundai 49er/FX and Nacra worlds claims major award

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    Last year's Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships was an overwhelming success and that was further recognised today when it won the event excellence category at the 2020 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards.

  • Sign up for RNZYS youth training weeks

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are seeking teams for this year’s 2020 MasterCard National Youth Training Weeks.

  • Pleasant Point on lookout for Sharpie boat

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    The Pleasant Point Yacht Club are celebrating their 100th anniversary this summer and are on the lookout for a particular Sharpie boat for a classic yacht race and display they are holding over Waitangi weekend.

  • Star-studded lineup to compete at E5.9 nationals

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    The last five Elliott 5.9 national titles have all been won by the same crew but they might not have it all their own way this weekend at the Sandspit Yacht Club.

  • OK 'mob' gather for Not the Worlds event

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    A strong fleet of 31 OK Dinghies gathered at the Wakatere Boating Club last weekend for the Not the Worlds regatta, a replacement event for Kiwi sailors affected by the cancelled OK Dinghy world championships in Sweden, writes By Rod Davis. 

  • Willison back to defend national title

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    Celia Willison and her Edge Women's Match team had planned a busy year in 2020 but this weekend's 2020 NZ Women’s Match Racing Championships will be their first match racing event since February.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    We want to know what you think which is why we'll be conducting two really important surveys as well as getting around and talking to clubs in the next few weeks.

  • Club race officers course goes online

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    Yachting New Zealand have made it even easier for more people to become qualified race officers with the addition of the club race officers course to the online learning platform, Embark.

  • App takes guesswork out of laying courses

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    An idea that two friends have been working on to make it easier for race officers and support boats to lay race courses has been called a "game-changer".

  • Register for Aon new to Laser Radial clinic

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    Yachting New Zealand will be holding a New to Youth Classes clinic in Auckland for Laser Radial sailors at the end of October.

  • Researcher looking for information on Owha

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    Owha the leopard seal has been the target of some unwanted attention which is why an Otago University student wants to better understand human-leopard seal interactions in New Zealand.

  • Michael Churchouse liked the slow pace of life

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    The cruising community was saddened to hear that Michael Churchouse had died on September 5, writes Jim Lott.

  • Waikawa sailors test their skills at night

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    The Waikawa Boating Club took a step into the dark recently when 14 boats took part in a night sailing exercise.

    It was the first time the club had run a session like this to help boaties better understand navigating and sailing at night.

  • List of national champions for 2019/20 season

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    The 2020/21 season is just about to kick off so it's worthwhile recognising all of the national champions in the respective classes from last season.

  • Ep 18 - Graeme Sinclair

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    Graeme Sinclair is a boatie who has been the face of the television show Gone Fishin' for 27 years, presented various documentaries, been involved in environmental and charity work and written a number of books. He even had a stint as a weatherman.

  • New dates for NZ match racing qualifiers

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    Fitting the qualifiers in for the New Zealand Match Racing Championships is normally done with ease but a series of interruptions will now see it held at the end of September.

  • YNZ set up youth regional support plan

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    Yachting New Zealand have set up a Youth Regional Support Plan to help fund sailors to attend Aon national youth clinics in Auckland.

  • Strength of female sailing at RNZYS continues

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have been breaking ground in women’s sailing in recent years and this has seen an increase in the number of females entering the Mastercard Youth Training Programme to the point it is close to a 50 percent gender spl

  • Entries open for Bridge to Bean race

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    Entries are open for February's Barfoot & Thompson Bridge to Bean Rock race, an event being described as a Round the Bays on water.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the regional support officers provide an update on what is happening in clubland.

    Bay of Islands Red Socks Race Day

  • Youth champs round off busy period

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    Entries are now open for October's NZL Sailing Foundation New Zealand Youth Championships and there will be a number of Aon youth clinics to get youth sailors race sharp.

  • Final puzzle piece needed to send boats to Tonga

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    A fleet of Optimists is almost ready to be sent to the Va’vau Bluewater School in Neiafu, Tonga, but there's still one piece of the puzzle missing - the funds to ship the container to Tonga.

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