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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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