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  • Burling to helm AC45 in San Francisco

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    Peter Burling’s Olympic silver medal has opened the door to an exciting opportunity to helm Team Korea’s AC45 for the coming round of the America’s Cup World Series set to start in San Francisco on October 2nd.
  • Media Opportunity: Olympic Gold Medal Sailors Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie

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    Media Opportunity: Olympic Gold Medallists Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie
    Date: Sunday 23rd September 2012
    Where: Kohimarama Yacht Club Season Opening Day 

  • All welcome at ‘Bucks’ Open Day this Sunday

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    Bucklands Beach Yacht Club would like to welcome you to join their Open Day on Sunday September 23rd 2012 from 11am.
  • ISAF Launches New Sailing World Rankings For Fleet Racing

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    The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has updated and enhanced its ISAF Sailing World Rankings system for fleet racing, and will launch the new system on 19 September 2012.
  • Olympic class sailors to star in Starboard Paddle for Hope

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    A foursome of Olympic class sailors, past and present, will take to their stand up paddle boards on Saturday 27th October for the 2012 Starboard Paddle for Hope - an annual charity fundraiser festival of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) devised by breast cancer survivor Karin Horen.
  • Grassroots: Rotorua Yacht Club Windsurfing Open Day

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    A windsurfing Open Day held recently at Rotorua Yacht Club proved a huge success with local kids welcomed along to the yacht club to try out the sport. Around half of those who showed up will be back at the Club for more.
  • Gold Medal Sailors will re-unite with their P-Class yachts

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    This Sunday, when Jo and Olivia re-visit their junior Yacht Club they will be re-united with the actual P-Class yachts they each sailed. It’s the annual Kohimarama Yacht Club opening day heralding the start of the summer sailing season and this year will be extra special for yacht club members with the gold medal sailors along as special guests.
  • Royal Akarana Yacht Club launches new website

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    It’s been a massive start to the 2012/2013 Season for Royal Akarana Yacht Club with a successful AGM and the launch of a brand new website.
  • Sport New Zealand's Young People's Survey

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    Sport New Zealand surveyed over 17,000 students in primary, intermediate and secondary schools. This is the most significant piece of research into young New Zealanders’ participation in sport and recreation in more than 10 years. The scale of the survey allows us, for the first time, to explore how sport and recreation fit into the lives of boys and girls of different ages and backgrounds.
  • Auckland Winter Sprint Series (AWSS) – final race day 22/9/12

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    AWSS organisers invite all Optimist Sailors from Auckland to prepare for the Summer Season and join the final AWSS day at KYC on Saturday 22nd September 2012 ready for a 1pm Race Start.
  • September Sailing Calendar

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    Here’s a look at the up-coming sailing events around the country for the month of October.
  • September Training Calendar

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    Here’s a look at the up-coming training opportunities o the month of October. Check out what’s on in October and beyond in the Yachting New Zealand on-line calendar.
  • Gold Medal Girls set to inspire the current crop at their junior Yacht Club

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    New Zealand has over 120 Yacht Clubs, yet the country’s first women to win a gold medal in dinghy sailing, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, both started their sailing careers and first met at Kohimarama Yacht Club.
  • FMJ Racing win five in a row

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    New Zealand match racing team FMJ Racing - Will Tiller, Brad Farrand, Harry Thurston and Jono Spurdle - have taken out the Oakcliff Invitational in Oyster Bay to win the last two events on the Grand Slam Series.
  • New names and old favourites line up for Auckland to Russell marathon race

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    Six weeks out from the Coastal Classic we look at some of the new and notable boats likely to grace the fleet for the great race north.
  • National Youth Clinics: Register Now

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    Youth sailors are encouraged to register now for Yachting New Zealand’s popular National Youth Clinics.
  • 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.

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