Here’s a look at the up-coming sailing related events around the country for the next couple of weeks. See the YNZ on-line calendar for full details of these events and those on in January and beyond.
Don’t see your event in there? Don’t miss out on some free promotion for your sailing events by adding them to the YNZ on-line calendar here.
At the end of 2012 FMJ have made their intentions clear on the up and coming season, putting a strong case forward for a World Match Racing Tour Card in 2013 and cementing their spot as New Zealand's number 1 team, ranking as top kiwi's in the latest ranking release!
Santa has come early to Murrays Bay Sailing Club this year as we have just launched our new website. Why let the fun stop when you leave the beach as our new site lets you stay in touch wherever you are.
Nathan Handley needs no introduction, he has a sailing cv which includes Radial World Championships, 49er Olympic representative and America's cup sailor. While coaching the laser team at sail Melbourne I chatted to my room-mate Nathan about the Olympics, coaching and why he loves coaching at an elite level.
You have just won the coach of the year, is it good to be recognized when the sailors are getting all the awards?
The Yachting New Zealand Auckland office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year break with most of the team taking some well earned annual leave to spend with family.
We are closing up midday on Friday 21st December 2012.
And we will be back from January 7th 2013.
We wish you all a safe and merry Christmas and New Year.
Over the weekend Tauranga played host to some of New Zealand’s top board sailors including both windsurfers and kite-board racers vying for the 2012 North Island Championships held off the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club base at Sulphur Point.
London 2012 Olympian Stephanie Hazard (Women’s Match Racing) and Paralympan Tim Dempsey (SKUD 18) have started training in their epic pairing for the 2013 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Regatta.Together they will sail in the SKUD 18, a high performance skiff which is often sailed by sailors with a disability, but it was designed to be an integrated piece of equipment for people of all abilities.
Emirates Team New Zealand today completed the permitted 30 days of testing and training in its first AC72 catamaran.
Rules for the 34th America’s Cup allow on 30 sailing days for the first boat between July 2012 and the end of January 2013.
Tomorrow the shore crew starts to decommission the yacht while the team concentrates on finishing Boat 2.
The Ron Norton trophy race is this Saturday at Tamaki Yacht Club. This is a pursuit type handicap race (Mark Foy) where the handicaps are ‘guestimated’ beforehand. The slower boats start first and then at pre-determined intervals the rest of the fleet start. Hence there’s a chance for anybody at any level to win this prestigious trophy.
Proud sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand, Nespresso have teamed up with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron to support the next generation of America’s Cup sailors.
As principal partner of the National Youth Training Week at Kawau Island, Nespresso are investing in the best young sailors in the country with ten teams of four sailors in attendance from clubs stretching from Kerikeri to Wanaka.
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: January 23 - 25, 2013
NIWA Says: Warm – Dry – Westerlies… Sounds perfect for the Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2013. Keep your fingers crossed.
The early entry discount finishes on December 31, 2012, enter by then and you will save $25.00 – to put that in a realistic format – equivalent to FIVE BEERS.
The Kiwi Ability Regatta, held from January 29th - 30th at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club will be a regatta for sailors with Intellectual disability, those with Acquired Brain Injury and those on the Autism Spectrum. Registrations close 31 December!
On Tuesday December 11th the national staff of Halberg Disability Sports Foundation took to the Waitemata Harbour on two keelboats for a bit of a duel. The boats had some slight modifications made to become fully inclusive for all staff to take part. One boat, Brian Trubovich's Higher Ground was fitted with a boarding ramp for one staff member to come on board with wheelchair and all.
New Zealand’s 2012 Olympic gold medal winning sailing pair have announced that they will campaign again with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in their sights.
Gold medallists in the Women’s 470, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie declared their intention to get back in the boat and do it all again at a sponsor function hosted by Apollo Projects in Christchurch last Thursday.
Race Officials make a huge contribution to Yacht Clubs around New Zealand. Whether it’s helping out with local club racing or running an International regatta, neither would be possible without dedicated Race Officials.
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The young New Zealand crew of Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech has taken out the 49erFX skiff at the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup series opener (Sail Melbourne), just wrapped up today.
The 49er FX is the women’s skiff class that will make its debut as an Olympic event in Rio 2016; and 2012 Sail Melbourne marks the class’s entrance into the ISAF Sailing World Cup Series.
The first book about Sir Peter Blake for younger readers Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand hero – sailor, adventurer, leader and environmentalist.
With the passing of over 10 years since his tragic death, the time is ripe for children and young adults to know more about his life and legacy.
In The Story of Sir Peter Blake, award-winning author Tessa Duder tells Sir Peter’s life story for young readers, revealing what made him an inspirational leader and sailing legend.
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