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  • Elliott 5.9 Association update

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    The next event on the busy Elliott 5.9 Calendar is the Onerahi Sprints. The NOR is available by contacting Simon Manning with the class association.The 2013 Nationals will be part of Auckland BMW Race Week in March 2013.
  • Submit events to YNZ calendars

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    Getting your sailing events online now is easier than ever before. Yachting New Zealand has developed a new calendar with the website that is fully searchable by boat type and region. All you have to do is fill in a form online and it will go through a quick approval process at YNZ before going live on the main calendar, and the ones that can be found through each club's page and each class association's page.
  • Looking to try something new these school holidays?

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    Learn to Windsurf at Lake Pupuke on Auckland’s north shore.

    10 – 13 July

    12:00 – 2:00 daily (8 hour course)

  • 2014 Optimist Nationals Host Sought

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    Expressions of interest are sought from clubs based in Northland to host the New Zealand International Optimist Dinghy Nationals to be held approximately 18-22 April, 2014. This highly prestigious event is one of the largest national sailing competitions held in New Zealand, usually attracting around 300 young sailors, along with their families.
  • Save money on your club’s energy bill

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  • Judy Julian (NPYC) receives Taranaki Volunteer Award

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    Judy Julian of New Plymouth Yacht Club was awarded the Sport Taranaki Volunteer of the Month in June. She is valued for the tremendous amount of work she does at the club and at events they host.

  • Tauranga seeks Coordinator / Instructor

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    Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club Job Vacancy   The Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club (Bay of Plenty) is looking for a Programme Co-ordinator to help develop a beginner to advanced sailing programme for the Summer 2012-2013 season (Sept to end April)
  • Two ISAF Sailing World Cup Trophies for NZ

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    At the conclusion of the 2011/2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders in the Men’s 470 and Andy Maloney in the Laser have landed on the podium.

    2nd Men’s 470- Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders

  • Progress at Wellington’s Clyde Quay

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    The Clyde Quay Boat Harbour Project has taken a further step forward with inclusion in the 2012-2022 Wellington City Council Long Term Plan.

  • Job Opportunity: Head Coach for QCYC

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    Expressions of interest are invited for the position of a Head Coach for the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club.

  • Grow your club's sponsorship potential

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    Build a better website for your club

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  • FMJ Racing win OM Match Race

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    FMJ Racing have won the O.M. Match Race for 2012! This is the teams third victory in a row and a great way to end our European tour.

  • Nominate your Club Volunteers for Sport NZ recognition

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    Each year thousands of Kiwis gift millions of hours of their time so others can do the grassroots sports they love. It only takes a minute to thank them with the Sport Volunteer Awards.
  • Count back decides Wellington Match Race

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    On June 30/ July 1, Sam McKenzie with Michael Cook (mainsheet) and Will Eastman (foredeck) as crew claimed the Wellington Youth Match Racing Regatta on count back from Tim Coltman with Adam Middleton and James de Lisle crewing. Read about the event and see final results.
  • 2012 Paralympic Sailing Team announced

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    With less than two months until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Paralympics New Zealand and Yachting New Zealand are thrilled to announce the selection of three sailors to the NZ Paralympic Sailing Team.

  • Kiteboard Racing in Tauranga

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    The relatively new sport of kiteboard course racing is now firmly established in Tauranga, just weeks after getting the nod as an event for the 2016 Olympics. 

  • Napier Sailing Club Wins Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards

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  • Kohimarama Yacht Club Annual Awards

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  • New Youth Book Launch – the Story of Sir Peter Blake

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    Fundraising Opportunity for Clubs

    Libro International and the Sir Peter Blake Trust are proud to be launching Tessa Duder's new book, The Story of Sir Peter Blake, on 22 June. 

  • Sail Noumea Finish- the most challenging NZ Offshore race in 20+ years

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    Evolution Sails  Sail Noumea 2012 officially ended after 8 days, 1 hours, 32 minutes and 53 seconds when Iolanthe II crossed the finish line in Noumea on the 10th of June just after 3pm NZST.

  • Sail Noumea

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    Evolution Sails  Sail Noumea 2012 officially ended after 8 days, 1 hours, 32 minutes and 53 seconds when Iolanthe II crossed the finish line in Noumea on the 10th of June just after 3pm NZST.

  • NELSON BAYS YOUTH TEAMS RACING ASSOCIATION

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    The Nelson Bays Teams Racing Association are seeking a qualified Coach/Sailing Instructor.

  • Alan Garbutt

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    YNZ Award- better late than never

    On June 12th, Alan Garbutt of Ravensbourne Yacht Club received his YNZ Service Award at the Otago Boys High School Senior Assembly.

  • 2013 Central Triangle Race

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  • Optimist Worlds Team Fundraiser

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    23 June 2012

    7:30pm at Murrays Bay Sailing Club

    RSVP by June 22nd to lorradair@gmail.com

  • Coach development update

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    This from YNZ’s Coaching Development Manager Rob Hielkema

  • NZ’s Largest ‘have a go’ for sailors with a disability

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    More than70 new young sailors with a disability gave sailing a go on Friday June 8th and a further 20 people with a disability came out on Sunday June 10th at the Waitara Boating Club in Taranaki.

  • Record fleets of Ross 930’s in Auckland

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  • Colman and Cavanough win the GOR with Cessna Citation

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  • YNZ Submits on Flavell Bill

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    Yachting New Zealand took up the opportunity to make a submission on the Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill to the Commerce Committee.

  • French Bay Yacht Club Season Report 2011-2012

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    French Bay Yacht Club's prizegiving and Nosh Night was a chance to enjoy the company of new friends and on the water rivals, and to celebrate the year's high notes.

  • Sail Akarana – June 2012

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