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  • New racing rules and safety are in effect

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    The 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing and YNZ Safety Regulations of Sailing are now in effect and it's time to retire your old editions.
  • Upwind Through the gate

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    This drill is aimed at keeping boats in the middle of the course and causing situations when the boats meet half way. Set a start line and run the start as normal.
  • Sailing Calendar: the coming few weeks of yachting…

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    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.
  • Looking for a job that involves yachting?

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    The Ultimate Recruitment Company is hunting a candidate with strength of character, who understands the nautical lifestyle and would love to work in and support the industry.

  • Invitation to Compete in the 2013 NZ Women's Keel Boat National Championships

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    It’s time to plan your entry for the 2013 NZ Women’s Keelboat National Championships.
  • Tier One Funding for Olympic Yachting confirmed by HPSNZ

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    High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) yesterday announced an $11.2 million dollar investment in yachting over the coming four years to support Yachting New Zealand’s 2013-2016 Olympic Programme.
  • FMJ Racing rise to the top of New Zealand after stellar 2012 season!

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    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!
  • Attack the start from either end

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    This is a great drill to practice starting. The idea is that 2 or more boats approach the start line from either end, then fight late for best position on the start line.
  • Santa delivers early at Murrays Bay Sailing Club

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    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 Interview

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    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?
  • Sail Sydney: Gold in the 49erFX and Laser for New Zealand

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    New Zealand's Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have set the early pace in the 49erFX having taken back to back golds at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne and Sail Sydney over the weekend.

  • Christmas Office Hours

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    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.
  • Tauranga puts it on for the boards and kites

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    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.
  • Sailability Wellington mid season update

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    Both Wellington's Seaview Marina and Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club continue to Buzz with Sailability Wellington's ongoing activity; Annabelle Tye gives us the full update:
  • 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailor pair up for major regatta

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    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.
  • ETNZ Update: Day 30 on the water

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    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.
  • Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta: Two titles to be contested

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    Two championship sailing titles will be contested at Auckland Anniversary Regatta on 28 January 2013.

  • Musket Cove named as destination for next ocean race

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has announced that Musket Cove, Fiji, will be the landing point for its major offshore yacht race in 2013.

  • Townson Owners Association Newsletter: December 2012

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    Hello everyone and Compliments for the coming festive season,                                          

  • Tamaki Yacht Club: Ron Norton trophy race

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    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.
  • Nespresso celebrates its first year as principal sponsor of RNZYS National Youth Training Week

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    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 Regatta Ramblings: December 2012

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    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.
  • Two clinker built dinghies wanted by photographer

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    Two clinker built dinghies wanted by photographer… can you help? Research photographer Robin Lock wants to hear from anyone who can make available two clinker built dinghies to be photographed.
  • NZ's first intellectual disability regatta- Register by 31 December

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    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!
  • YNZ & Halberg Disability Sport Foundation take it to the water...

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    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.
  • 2012 Gold Medallists to campaign again

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    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.
  • ETNZ update - December 8 2012

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    Hamish Hooper's VIDEOs from this week:  

    Day 28 on the AC72 - time to push it 

    A day in the life of sailing coach Joe Allen.

    Chris Cameron's picture gallery from Day 28 is here 

  • Recently qualified or revalidated Officials

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    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. Recently qualified or revalidated are…
  • Maloney and Meech win 49er FX in Melbourne

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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.
  • Wellington Ocean Sports: Stand Up Paddleboard Club Launched

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    Wellington Ocean Sports is pleased to announce that it has launched a new Stand Up Paddleboard club “Port Nic Paddlers”.

    For only $100 a year you can join Port Nic Paddlers and enjoy the following,

  • Two more Sailability groups join YNZ

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    Yachting New Zealand is pleased to welcome two new Sailability groups as Non Commercial Members: Sailability Taranaki and Sailability Wellington.
  • Tessa Duder’s new book: The Story of Sir Peter Blake

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    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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