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  • Regional Sports Awards: Sport Waikato and Sport Auckland

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    Regional Sports Associations in both Auckland and Waikato are currently calling for nominations for their respective annual Sports Awards…
  • Paralympic results point the way forward

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    NZ was well represented at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing competition and the outcomes of this event were much more significant than just final results; the three sailors were ground breakers in the modern New Zealand sailing community with regards to inclusion of sailors with a disability. Not only were they the first sailors to represent NZ at this level in twelve years, but Jan was the first female, and together they represented a paradigm shift in the NZL Sailing Team in terms of Paralympic inclusion high performance programmes.
  • 29er Class enjoys resurgence and seeking boats

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    The 29er class is currently going through a resurgence, with 10-12 boats sailing together in Auckland. With more crews keen to join the action, the class is keen to locate any 29ers which might be sitting in garages or yacht clubs around the countryside which could be offered for sale or loan to new entrants to the class.
  • Auckland Regatta news: New Zealand’s premiere keelboat regatta is set to return for 2013

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    March 2013 will see the return of the Auckland Regatta. The event will take place 22-25 March 2013 on the Hauraki Gulf.
  • ISAF Publish The Racing Rules Of Sailing 2013-2016 Online And On iTunes

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    The International Sailing Federation is pleased to announce the publication of The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 on the ISAF website and as an iOS application.
  • Status quo on penultimate Paralympic day

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    The sun finally showed its face on the penultimate day of sailing at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing competition, and the New Zealand competitors have maintained their status quo with results hovering around the top ten.

  • 2013 celebrates 50th Flying Fifteen New Zealand National Championship

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    2013 celebrates 50th Flying Fifteen New Zealand National Championship. Planning for the Regatta and Anniversary Reunion Prize Giving Dinner is underway and details will be posted on www.flying15.org.nz as they are finalized.
  • Three races remain for Paralympic sailors

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    The sailors at the London 2012 Paralympic Games faced another long day on the water, first waiting for enough wind to race and then struggling through a series of abandoned attempts, until finally two short races were sailed on Portland Harbour.

  • The Final Draft of the YNZ Constitution is Now Available

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    The final draft of the YNZ Constitution is presented in two forms, one with the tracked changes acknowledging the feedback from members and the other in a clean format.

  • Best Paralympic race yet at regatta midpoint

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    On day three of competition, Paul Francis sailed his best race so far of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, finishing third in race six of the 2.4mR single person keelboat event.

  • SKUD 18 race plan pays off- results improve

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    Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel sailing together in the SKUD 18 class found their groove on day two of the Paralympic Sailing Competition in Weymouth, lifting up their overall standing by three places.

  • The new Coastal Classic website is live!

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    The New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club is pleased to announce that a new website for the Coastal Classic yacht race is now live.
  • NZL Paralympic sailors underway

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    After the first day of sailing at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Kiwis Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel are positioned 10th in the SKUD 18 fleet, and Paul Francis is positioned 11th in the 2.4mR.

  • Kiwis clinch 18 Title

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    New Zealand's C-Tech, the first 18 Skiff to finish today’s Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race, has claimed the championship in the Nespresso International 18 Skiff Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.
  • New Zealand’s 18 Skiff runaway win in San Francisco

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    So how big a deal was the first victory for a team from New Zealand in the Nespresso International 18 Skiff Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club?
  • Paralympic Sailors ready to race

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    The two boat strong NZ Paralympic Sailing Team is ready to start racing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

  • 420 Sailors compete in Europe

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    Four of New Zealand’s aspiring double-handed youth sailors have been getting a taste of competition on the international stage competing recently at the 420 class in Europe.
  • Stewart Elder, 1922-2012: Yachtie, Loyal Club Man & Damn Good Bloke

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    Stewart Elder, Otago yachting stalwart and Yachting New Zealand Honour Award recipient in 2007, has passed away three weeks short of his 90th birthday. His funeral was held today and Yachting New Zealand sends condolences to Stewart’s family.
  • Jo and Polly: Reflecting on Gold

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    We had clear air, went fast, and picked the right side of the course correctly to sail away from the fleet, and finish our 2012 Olympic Campaign with a convincing medal race win.
  • Wellington Ocean Sports new website

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    Wellington Ocean Sports is pleased to announce that it’s new website has been launched. The site includes full booking capability for all the courses we run, including our monthly open days.
  • Dave’s welcome home video

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    Dave Robertson, took time from his coaching ‘day job’ turning his hand to videographer for the morning and put together a terrific little clip of the action at Auckland airport on Wednesday August 15th 2012 when New Zealand sailors brought home to Olympic medals.
  • Awards Nominations Due Friday

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    Nominations for the 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards must be received by Yachting New Zealand before 5pm, August 31st 2012.
  • 60+ Sailors at Pre-Season Coaching in Tauranga

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    YNZ’s Regional Support Officer for the Northern Region, Hamish Hey recently organised a pre-season Coaching Clinic including Optis, P Class, Starling, Board Sailing and 420s for more than sixty youngsters.
  • Wellington Spirit win Detroit Cup

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    The Wellington Spirit Sailing Team has won the 2012 Detroit Cup. In light and shifty conditions, an epic final was won by our team, who came out on top of Taylor Canfield's US Virgin Islands team 3-2.
  • Worser Bay Boating Club win 2012 Central Region Interclub Champs

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    Worser Bay Boating Club, with their senior team skippered by Commodore Bridget Leppein and their youth team skippered by Adam Middleton, have emerged victorious as the winners of the 2012 Central Region Interclub Champs.
  • Call to action: Support NOWSC and a better future for yachting

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    Yachting New Zealand has a vision to build a facility that will turn out champion sailors like our recent medal winning Olympians, our internationally renowned America’s Cup and blue water sailors – and we need your support.
  • YNZ wants to hear from you!

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    To assist clubs and increase participation in our sport, Yachting New Zealand is looking to prepare a new strategic plan for Participation. Input from clubs for the new Strategic Plan is a vital first step and YNZ’s Regional Support Officers are in the process of contacting clubs and running workshops to get your ideas onboard.
  • Paralympic Sailors prepare in Weymouth

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    The Paralympics are about to get underway for New Zealand sailors Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel sailing in the SKUD 18, and Paul Francis (pictured left) competing in the 2.4 metre class.
  • Post Olympic update from Silver Medallists

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    This last week has been super cool... We’re so very proud to have won an Olympic medal for NZ. It was extra special having our silver medal presented by Kiwi board sailing legend Barbara Kendall at the medal ceremony.
  • Send your Feedback on the Draft YNZ Constitution now

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    The Draft Constitution is now available for comments until 3rd September.
  • You're invited to the 2012 Coastal Classic

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    The Coastal Classic originated 31 years ago, as a drag race between Devonport Wharf in Auckland, and Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands, 119 nautical miles up the coast.

  • Come welcome the Olympic sailors home- 15 August

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    OLYMPIC GOLD AND SILVER FOR THE NZ SAILORS! Let’s welcome them home when their plane arrives at Auckland Airport 10:50am on Wednesday 15th August.

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