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  • Platu Peninsula Champs

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    The Gulf Harbour and Royal Akarana Yacht Clubs have combined forces to create a new, double Act series for the International Platu 25 Class Keelboat.

  • NZL Sailing Team: World Champs season ends

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    The NZL Sailing Team had a successful season of World Championships that ended this week. Three medals were collected and equally as many crews were in the top seven.

  • Queen of the Waves at the ASC

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  • 2012 YNZ Race Official Seminars and Instructing Courses

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  • Queens Birthday Regatta Manly

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  • 2 June: Steinlager II and others start race to Noumea

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    One of New Zealand’s iconic yachts, Steinlager 2, which recently returned home after several decades abroad, is set to race in the Royal Akarana Yacht Club hosted Auckland to Noumea race, Sail Noumea.

  • 2012 Commodores Conference

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    Over 80 Yacht Clubs had their commodores attend the 2012 Commodores Conference in Auckland on May 19th.

  • What is Kiteboard Racing?

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  • Wellington Spirit

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    Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown invited the Wellington Spirit Sailing Team to a

  • The Flavell Bill- this may affect your club’s funding

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  • World Champs Silver and sixth for Kiwi 49ers

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  • Damon Jolliffe wins Y88 single handed regatta

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    The Young 88 fleet is once again proving its popularity as an all purpose racing and cruising boat with a record number of entries for last Sunday’s Bruce Elliott Memorial Single Handed Championship, hosted by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club. 

  • Team Elliott 5.9 are the Champion of Champions

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    The newly revived Champion of Champions regatta trophy was claimed by Team Elliott 5.9 skippered by Cameron Horne with crew Grant McKinnon, Andrew Clarke, Phil Quinn and Andy Robertson.  This team had a very successful regatta with six bullets, four sec

  • Rio 2016 Mixed Multihull Purchases and Campaign

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  • Four NZ Match Race Teams Ranked in World’s Top 15

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    Team Full Metal Jacket’s rise to a new personal best has now brought four teams of New Zealanders inside the top 15 of ISAF’s latest international Match Race rankings (issued May 16th).

    These include:

    Lauie Jury – 9th

  • Adastra Scholarships Open

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  • Blurr wins opening event of E 5.9 Traveller Series

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    Following on from their class success in the Champion of Champions regatta sailed last week at RAYC, NZ's top Elliott 5.9 sailors got back to business for the first regatta in the 2012 Traveller Series. 

  • Hutchwilco Boat Show – what a success!

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    Yachting New Zealand was once again at the Hutchwilco Boatshow with two stands, attended by over 35000 people over the 4 days; this is a growth of 5% on last year. 

  • Frank Bethwaite

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  • Support for community groups to go digital

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  • 2012 Northshore Freshwater Laser championships

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  • NZL Sailing Team 2012 World Championships conclude

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    The NZL Sailing Team’s busy month at six Olympic class world championships have come to a close overnight as Sara Winther placed 34th in the Laser Radial.

  • Aleh and Powire finish fourth at 470 Worlds

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    Jo Aleh and Olivia (Polly) Powrie have finished fourth at the 470 World Championships which ended overnight in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Calm Finn finish and 470's hold third

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    A lack of wind on the final day of the Finn Gold Cup left  the NZL Sailing Team’s Dan Slater ranked 16th at the end of the 2012 Finn World Championship in England.

  • Sir Peter Blake Regatta

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    1-2 December 2012 will see New Zealand’s largest dinghy fleet converging on Auckland’s North Shore to honour the event’s name sake, Sir Peter Blake.
  • YNZ submits against more salmon farms

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    Yachting New Zealand has made a submission to the EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) opposing New Zealand King Salmons (NZKS) plans to expand their operation in the Marlborough Sounds.

  • 2012 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team named

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    Nine sailors will represent New Zealand at the prestigious ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships to be sailed at Dublin Bay Ireland 12-21 July 2012

    The team is:

  • Successful final day for NZL Finn and 470

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    On the second to last day of full racing at their 2012 World Championships, the NZL Sailing Team’s Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie confirmed their rank going into tomorrow’s final two gold fleet races, and Dan Slater took three steps up the Finn Gold Cup leade

  • YNZ Seminars and Training

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    Thoughout the year Yachting New Zealand facilitates a number of courses for Coaches and Instructors.

    You do need to register to attend, and because places are limited so register soon. All Race Officers, Judging and Umpiring courses are free!

  • YNZ Coaches & Officials Database

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    Do you want to start sailing? Our YNZ-qualified Coaches and Instructors can help.
  • Sail Noumea starts 2 June

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    The 2012 Evolution Sails Sail Noumea race starts on Saturday 2nd June from Waitamata Harbour in Auckland and will end in tropical Noumea, New Caledonia.
  • Handicaps expire 31 May

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    Boat owners with a 2011/2012 handicap (IRC or PHRF) should have received a revalidation package in the mail, as all handicaps expire on 31st May.

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