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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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