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  • Vento Racing take out Grand Slam

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    A New Zealand team has won the Grand Slam match racing series for the second time in two years after Team Vento Racing took out the Thompson Cup in New York today.

  • Mackay Boats build fantastic record of success

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    The 2016 Rio Olympics were hugely successful for New Zealand's sailors but even more so for a Kiwi boat building company.

  • Deadline for Coastal Classic safety inspections

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    The PIC Coastal Classic is just around the corner and skippers need to be aware there will be no safety inspections for entrants after October 11.

  • Register now for Aon youth clinics

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    Registrations are open for a handful of Aon youth clinics which will be delivered by some of New Zealand's top sailing coaches.

    An Aon New to Youth Clinic kicks off the new season at the Kohimarama Yacht Club on September 14-15. 

  • Aims Games enters a new O'pen era

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    There will be a new look and feel to the sailing at this year's Anchor Aims Games with the O'pen Skiff being contested alongside the Optimist for the first time.

  • Sailor's Corner with Kim Admore

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    One of the most rewarding things to happen to me in my 12 years as a regional support officer is when parents come up and say the only reason their child is sailing is because of me.

  • Head down to the Young 88 open day

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    All Young 88 owners, potential owners, crew and enthusiasts are invited to a public dock rally hosted by the Young 88 Class Association in Auckland on September 22.

  • Entries open for CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

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    Clear your schedule, book your time off and get ready to sail into the next CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week.

    Entries are now open for New Zealand’s “best big-boat regatta” on January 21-24, 2020.

  • Shaw collects silver at A Class world champs

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    Dave Shaw overcame a broken rudder early in the regatta to claim silver at the A Class world championships in Weymouth over the weekend.

  • Community gathers to remove ghosts of past

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are regular free divers, often plunging into the ocean to check out marine life, but they took a dive with a difference yesterday. And it was one that scared them.

  • Meet new YNZ youth coordinator Sam Mackay

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    Sam Mackay became more interested in sail woollies than lamb's wool and it's a choice that's seen him join the team at Yachting New Zealand.

  • NZ sailors finish World Cup on a high

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    Medal races are a different proposition to fleet racing and the New Zealand crews in action today at the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in Enoshima excelled.

  • Silver lining for Maloney and Meech

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    Alex Maloney and Molly Meech achieved more than a race win and a silver medal today at the World Cup Series regatta in Enoshima, they also enjoyed "redemption" after narrowly missing out on the medals the previous week.

  • Record fleet for third race of Lewmar Triple Series

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    Any start under kite is spectacular but it will be even more dramatic when a record 178 boats compete tomorrow in the third round of Lewmar Triple Series in Auckland.

  • Meech rediscovers his winning touch

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    Sam Meech decided he'd had enough of being beaten up so returned to the sort of form on day four of the World Cup Series regatta in Enoshima that has made him one of the world's best Laser sailors. 

  • NZ pair continue good form at World Cup

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    Susannah Pyatt and Brianna Reynolds-Smith calmly went about their business on a sometimes chaotic day at the World Cup Series regatta in Enoshima and find themselves in contention halfway through the event.

  • Help research to better understand leopard seals

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    Owha the leopard seal has made a name for herself through her love of residing in urban areas and now a study is being done to better understand leopard seal behaviour around humans and to identify ways in which the management of leopard seals in urban

  • Last chance to catch Maiden on the big screen

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    If you missed it first time around, here's your last chance to see the Maiden documentary on the big screen in New Zealand.

  • Strong lineup gathering for NZ match racing champs

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    Competition for a spot at October's Yachting Developments New Zealand Match Racing Championships is heating up, with eight teams confirmed and only eight more spots remaining.

  • NZ men's 470 take early lead at World Cup

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox weren't originally going to compete this week at the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in Enoshima but the pair will be glad they stuck around after taking an early lead in the standings today.

  • NZ sailors foiled by wind gods at Olympic test event

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    It is a measure of Sam Meech's superb consistency that his fifth placing at the Olympic test event today is his worst result of the past two years.

  • Aon youth season about to kick off

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    The new season is quickly rolling around and a number of Aon youth clinics are planned to help develop the next generation of top sailors.

    These clinics include:

  • Download the new Coastal Classic app

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    The Coastal Classic in one of the biggest of its type in the world and now sailors and fans can keep up to date with what is going in with a new app.

  • Burling and Tuke win gold at Olympic test event

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke knew they had essentially claimed gold at the Olympic test event in Enoshima moments after the start of today's 49er medal race.

  • Ghost divers to plunge into Okahu Bay

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    Rob Wilson's team once pulled out 8000kg of rubbish from the sea floor in Wellington harbour in an hour. 

    One. Hour. That's a mindblowing amount.

  • Burling and Tuke looking for the golden touch

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have wrapped up gold or silver in the 49er at the Olympic test event in Enoshima but there's really only one colour they're after.

  • New Zealand sailors excel at Olympic test event

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    The race wins flowed for the New Zealand sailors on day three of the Olympic test event in Enoshima but, more importantly, four crews are all in medal contention heading into the final stages of the regatta.

  • NZ sailors in good shape at Olympic test event

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    Today highlighted just how treacherous the conditions can be in Enoshima but a handful of New Zealand boats are still in good shape after the second day of the Olympic test event.

  • Burling and Tuke lead at Olympic test event

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke had never raced at the Olympic venue before today but they looked right at home as they took an early lead at the Olympic test event in Enoshima today.

  • Follow in Cook's footsteps and sail on Endeavour

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    Adventure seekers, history buffs and sailing enthusiasts will have the chance to take the voyage of a lifetime as part of the crew on the magnificent replica of James Cook’s 18th century vessel HMB Endeavour.

  • RNZYS introduce foiling match racing champs

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will host the first ever NZ Foiling Match Racing Championships in January as the popularity of foiling continues to increase.

  • Olympic dress rehearsal about to get under way

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    Like any big show, a dress rehearsal is critical and the most realistic practice for next year’s Tokyo Olympics gets under way tomorrow.

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