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  • App has discharge rules at your fingertips

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    Yachties and boaties in the upper North Island heading out on the water these holidays are encouraged to use download an app that details boat discharge rules.

  • Make sure you stay safe this summer

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    Everyone is hanging out for Christmas and a break this year, probably more than any other, but it's also a time people need to keep safe both on and off the water.

  • New rules for yachties from next month

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    Both the Racing Rules of Sailing and Safety Regulations of Sailing have been updated and will come into effect on January 1, and yachties and boaties are encouraged to understand these changes.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the four regional support officers look at what has been happening in their areas.

    Coaching opportunities for university students

  • Discounts at Harken's Fosters Chandlery opening

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    Harken New Zealand's new Fosters Chandlery is the first store to open in the brand new and highly-anticipated Westhaven Marine Village and, to mark the occasion, are hosting a grand opening on Saturday.

  • Look for the flag when going out to watch Cup

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    Everyone wants to get close to the action but Maritime New Zealand are reminding people there are rules around who can operate commercially during the America’s Cup to ensure the event is safe and successful.

  • Explore NZ's history at Maritime Museum

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    The Maritime Museum have unveiled a couple of new features, just in time for the America's Cup.

  • Strong winds batter Tanner Cup trials

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    The ethos 'if you can sail a P Class you can sail anything' never rang truer for a number of sailors taking part in their regional Tanner Cup trials recently.

  • Kids close to launching boats they built

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    A number of young sailors will on Saturday launch the 2.4m wooden rowing boats they have spent the week building at the Taikata Sailing Club.

  • Hot competition at RS Feva nationals

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    Ashton Williamson and Jack Parr combined to win the top prize at last weekend's RS Feva national championships at the Wakatere Boating Club, overcoming a big fleet and even bigger breezes.

  • Congestion adds to challenge at Lipton Cup

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    There might have been only seven starters for this year's 99th staging of the Lipton Cup but they had to navigate a busy racecourse full of surf skis, cargo ships and even the Spirit of New Zealand.

  • Ranger signs up for Auckland to Tauranga race

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    The classic yacht Ranger will take part in next year's Farmer Autovillage Auckland to Tauranga Centennial Yacht Race along with the centennial celebrations that follow.

  • Instructors needed to run Kōkōkaha programme

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    Yachting New Zealand are looking for more instructors/coaches to help deliver the new schools programme Kōkōkaha – powered by the wind - being launched when schools return in 2021.

  • Stars come out for Elliott 7 racing

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    Rod Davis was a bit nervous going into the afternoon's racing.

  • Triple treat for Dunning Beck and Gunn

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    They felt a bit rusty to start with but it didn't take long for Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn to find their groove and it meant the pair walked away with their third-straight 49er national title at the weekend.

  • Resilience on show at Peter Blake Regatta

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    This year's theme was resilience and it was an appropriate one for most who took part in the Sir Peter Blake Regatta at the Torbay Sailing Club over the weekend.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    Yachting New Zealand chief executive David Abercrombie is joined by Hugh Stewart from Yamaha in this special edition of Dave's Desk.

  • Access your YNZ digital member card and benefits

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    Many of you would have seen recently that Yachting New Zealand have reverted to digital member cards and you might like to have a look around to see what you can access.

  • Pleasant Point can see rebuild finish line

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    The Pleasant Point Yacht Club have come through a lot in the last 10 years, with September marking the 10th anniversary of when the club’s world was turned upside down with the first Canterbury earthquake.

  • Go cruisy this Auckland Anniversary Day

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    The Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is one of the biggest events each year but it doesn't have to be all about racing.

  • Summer sailing safer with free official ENC charts

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    Land Information New Zealand have launched a free electronic navigational charts service to help keep New Zealanders safe on the water this summer.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the four Yachting New Zealand regional support officers take a look at what has been happening in their areas and offer advice to clubs.

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  • Help 49er worlds win big sustainability award

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    Last year's Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships held in Auckland is a finalist in the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Awards and we need your help for it to be in with a chance of claiming the prize.

  • Ponsonby donate Optis to Northland clubs

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    Christmas came early for a couple of Northland clubs recently when the Ponsonby Cruising Club donated a couple of Optimists to both clubs.

  • Opti Team Cup a colourful spectacle

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    The recent Opti Team Cup brought plenty of colour and excitement as 27 teams from across the country battled it out on Lake Pupuke.

  • Help needed for Hauraki Gulf study

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    Microplastics are becoming an increasingly significant problem for our oceans and waterways and a study to monitor microplastics in the sea surface of the Hauraki Gulf is in need of a vessel to enable the research to take place.

  • Boats out in force at Napier's Summer Regatta

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    Big fleets were a feature of the Napier Sailing Club's Summer Regatta, with 19 different classes ranging from the Optimist green fleet through to sports boats and trailer yachts ensuring a busy weekend for race management.

  • Lipton Cup takes things to the extreme

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    They might not look it, particularly as the latest generation of America's Cup boats zip around the Hauraki Gulf, but Mullet Boats are extreme boats in their own right.

  • Dixon notches sixth women's keelboat title

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    Karleen Dixon picked up her sixth Barfoot & Thompson NZ Women’s National Keelboat Championship title but it was one of the most demanding with strong winds a feature of the weekend.

  • NZ Sailing Trust avoid running aground

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    Running aground can be disastrous for any sailing journey and it very nearly happened, in a metaphorical sense at least, for the NZ Sailing Trust this year.

  • Ep 22 - Conrad Colman

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    Conrad Colman astonished the sailing world with his feats in the last Vendee Globe, the single-handed, non-stop race around the world. He faced a catalogue of challenges, from being swept overboard at night in the Southern Ocean, to constant capsizing w

  • Rubbish barge back for boaties in Bay of Islands

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    A mobile summer rubbish barge will be back on the water in the Bay of Islands this summer from Monday, December 28.

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