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  • YNZ wants to hear from you!

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    To assist clubs and increase participation in our sport, Yachting New Zealand is looking to prepare a new strategic plan for Participation. Input from clubs for the new Strategic Plan is a vital first step and YNZ’s Regional Support Officers are in the process of contacting clubs and running workshops to get your ideas onboard.
  • 60+ Sailors at Pre-Season Coaching in Tauranga

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    YNZ’s Regional Support Officer for the Northern Region, Hamish Hey recently organised a pre-season Coaching Clinic including Optis, P Class, Starling, Board Sailing and 420s for more than sixty youngsters.
  • Wellington Spirit win Detroit Cup

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    The Wellington Spirit Sailing Team has won the 2012 Detroit Cup. In light and shifty conditions, an epic final was won by our team, who came out on top of Taylor Canfield's US Virgin Islands team 3-2.
  • Worser Bay Boating Club win 2012 Central Region Interclub Champs

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    Worser Bay Boating Club, with their senior team skippered by Commodore Bridget Leppein and their youth team skippered by Adam Middleton, have emerged victorious as the winners of the 2012 Central Region Interclub Champs.
  • Paralympic Sailors prepare in Weymouth

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    The Paralympics are about to get underway for New Zealand sailors Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel sailing in the SKUD 18, and Paul Francis (pictured left) competing in the 2.4 metre class.
  • Post Olympic update from Silver Medallists

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    This last week has been super cool... We’re so very proud to have won an Olympic medal for NZ. It was extra special having our silver medal presented by Kiwi board sailing legend Barbara Kendall at the medal ceremony.
  • Send your Feedback on the Draft YNZ Constitution now

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    The Draft Constitution is now available for comments until 3rd September.
  • Come welcome the Olympic sailors home- 15 August

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    OLYMPIC GOLD AND SILVER FOR THE NZ SAILORS! Let’s welcome them home when their plane arrives at Auckland Airport 10:50am on Wednesday 15th August.
  • Olympic Gold, Silver and more milestones

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    The NZ Olympic Sailing Team achieved some memorable milestones at London 2012, not only in the medals awarded, but also New Zealand sailing history. Did you know Jo & Polly's medal was only the third medal for sailing women? That Peter & Blair's medal broke the 20 year 'boards only' medal haul? Read the facts here.
  • 2012 AGM: Board/Committee nominations by 24 August

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    The 58th Annual General Meeting of Yachting New Zealand will be held on Saturday 13th October 2012. Notice of any resolution and/or nomination to be proposed at the AGM shall be sent to the CEO not later August 24th.
  • You're invited to the 2012 Coastal Classic

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    The Coastal Classic originated 31 years ago, as a drag race between Devonport Wharf in Auckland, and Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands, 119 nautical miles up the coast.

  • Race Officials Recognized

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    Every year, hundreds of Judges, Umpires and Race Officials around NZ dedicate their free time to our sport- without them- yacht racing simply would not happen. Here's a list of the recently qualified individuals whom we are very thankful for their dedication!
  • 2012 Excellence Awards nominations due 31 August

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    Nominations will be accepted in eight categories for the 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards, and these must be submitted to YNZ by 31 August 2012. This is a great opportunity to recognize not only the best performers in our sport, but also the tireless, hardworking volunteers.
  • We need your support- submit on NOWSC

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    From David Abercrombie: Could I ask that you take the time to read and support this amazing project with a submission before September 11th. This new space has the potential to be a world class training and competition venue for yachting, triathlon, ocean swimming, kayaking, Waka-ama, and many other marine based sports.
  • Jan 23-25: Bay of Islands Sailing Week

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    Dates are firm - Far North Holdings has confirmed the sealed car park for our event; a very popular setting with more space for a congenial social environment. The band will be there to motivate that party-atmosphere without blasting eardrums from inside a marquee. And there will be a fun THEME NIGHT
  • Book your calendar- Sail Auckland 2013

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    Sail Auckland 2013, NZ's only ISAF Grade 1 Regatta has been scheduled for February 2-5th. The Notice of Race is available now- check it out.
  • SILVER for 49ers with more medals to come

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have received their Silver medals, and the 470 Women’s pairing of Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have guaranteed themselves at least silver if not better, when their medal race is sailed on Friday.

  • 470 sailors on track to follow 49er success

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    It was another day of achievement on the water for the NZ Olympic sailors, with JP Tobin finishing his first Olympics, the 470 Men qualifying for Thursday’s final medal race, and the 470 Women picking up two race victories.

  • Pre-loved Sailing Clothing Sale

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    Saturday 18 August is the perfect opportunity to clean out your cupboards/garage of all your old sailing gear. Support the RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme by donating your pre-loved, unused, too small or too big sailing gear.
  • Murdoch finishes fifth as 49ers look to medal

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    As Andrew Murdoch rounded off his 2012 Olympic Sailing campaign with a fifth place final standing, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have made certain that they will be awarded a medal later this week.

  • NZ Finn and Star finish on a high

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    NZ’s first medal race competitors finished their 2012 Olympic Sailing regattas on a high note today, with both Dan Slater in the Finn and Hamish Pepper with Jim Turner in the Star crossing the final finish line in second.

  • NZ Olympic sailors make gains

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    More than half of the New Zealand Sailing crews are now ranked inside the top five after a day of low scores at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth.

  • Two NZ Olympic Sailing Crews ranked second

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    In front of their family and friends on the Nothe spectator course, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have reclaimed their grasp on the Olympic 49er second place standing, while 470 women Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie had similar performances to also be ranked s

  • Allan Sutherland wins the Otago Yachtsperson of the Year

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    Allan is a very competitive sailor and he has demonstrated his tenacity on a number of occasions when he can sail to victory from a position in a race that would have severely tested many a good sailor. But despite this fierce competitive nature Allan is still able to take out relatively novice sailors in club racing to introduce them into our sport.
  • Men's 470 make strong Olympic debut

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    Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders made their Olympic debut in the Men’s 470 class on day five of the Olympic Sailing competition, and already they have positioned themselves well near the top of the fleet.

  • Another Tauranga sailor off to Europe

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    While Tauranga sailors Peter Burling and Jason Saunders took on the world at the 2012 Olympics off Weymouth, Alex Hart went to compete in the Bic Techno 293 world championships, and Oscar Rorvik was competing in the 420 world champs in Austria.
  • Six Olympic crews in top ten

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    Six of the NZ Olympic Sailing contenders are ranked inside the top ten after a fine day on the water in Weymouth, and two teams are yet to begin.

  • Kiwis gain despite tricky Olympic conditions

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    We're now three days into the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition and it was as as tricky as could be with the full works of weather conditions experienced- yet the Kiwis made gains.Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, sailing the 49er high performance skiff, opened the day with a race win, clocking boat speeds of up to 20kn downwind.
  • NZ Youth at 420 Open World Championships

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    Four young New Zealanders have just begun racing at the 2012 420 Open and Ladies World Championships- joining nearly four hundred sailors from 28 nations. Read this report from Team Leader Rob Burn.
  • YNZ Advocacy makes a difference

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    In August 2011 YNZ made a submission to the Tasman District Council regarding the Foreshore Scenic Reserve Management Plan. Good news! Two changes have been made in response to our submission: removing restrictions on motorized vessels and allowances for vessels to camp in the park.
  • Race wins for NZ Olympic Finn and Star

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    New Zealand’s Olympic Sailors fared well on day two of the Olympic Sailing Competition in Weymouth as both Dan Slater in the Finn, and Hamish Pepper with Jim Turner in the Star won a race each.

  • Olympic Sailing Underway

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    Kiwis competing at the Sailing event of the London 2012 Olympic Games made a solid start in near perfect sailing conditions off the shores of Weymouth.

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