Eleven races have been completed at the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Dublin Bay, Ireland, and just one more remains. The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team excelled in the more settled wind and water conditions which were handed to them on this penultimate day of the event.
After a day of rest and recovery, the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships have resumed racing in Ireland at Dublin Bay. The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team had a day of mixed results, but still the overall standings are improving.
Yachting New Zealand is looking to employ a qualified sailing instructor for the Northern region Sailing…Have a Go! programme. This programme gives children the opportunity to experience the thrills and spills of sailing. Therefore a fun and energetic personality along with experience teaching children the basics of sailing is a must!
The ISAF Youth World Championships have reached the half way point of the regatta, and three of the NZ teams are in the top ten. “We’re really happy to have consistent scores” said Ellie Copeland sailing in the girls 420.
The Wellington Ocean Sports Centre (previously RPNYC Sailing Academy) is running a Coastal Skipper course starting on 1 August, which will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings until 3 October. The Coastal Skipper course is prestigious course and it's qualification is a certificate of competency intended for anyone wishing to make coastal passages outside immediate harbour limits.
Waterfront Auckland recently engaged UK-based Marina Projects Ltd to develop a detailed Westhaven water-space master plan which includes things such as future proofing,maintenance, design, the interface with adjoining Wynyard Quarter and much more. Check out the master plan in this article.
The July 2012 issue (No 141) of the International Finn Association's magazine FINNFARE has just been published and includes reports and results from the Finn Gold Cup and World Masters as well as an in-depth preview of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
"Since the last update, I managed to get a good two weeks training in Weymouth with the GBR Team." Read more of Sara Winther's last update before she represents NZ at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the Laser Radial
French Bay Yacht Club has a lot to celebrate this year; like the fact that membership has grown by 66% this season, and 65 boats at the club's annual regatta. A team of up-and-coming youths competed in the Starling National Championships. That our very own Jim Quinn was named Counties Manukau Masters Sportsperson of the Year, and that the club is, officially once again, thriving, with participation levels back to where they were well over a decade ago.
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.
With races running every two years and a brand new fleet for clipper 2013-2014, maybe its time you should apply to be a skipper. Do you have a RYA Yachtmaster Ocean or IYT Master of Yacht Ocean and the highest level of safety and seamanship? Apply now.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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