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  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 'Club Instructor' renamed 'Learn To Sail Coach' (dinghy)

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    Yachting New Zealand have re-named the Club Instructor qualification Learn to Sail Coach. There is a philosophical difference between the two titles of an 'Instructor' or 'Coach' and YNZ is continuing to align with Sport New Zealand's Coach Development Framework.
  • 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.

  • Club under construction

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    Some extensive gardening work has been happening at the Port Chalmers Yacht Club recently in preparation for a new hardstand compound for Trailer Yachts. This project will allow club members to leave their boats with masts up, and close to the launching ramp.
  • NZ Olympic Sailors ready to race

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    New Zealand's Olympic Sailors are ready to start racing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Games and Drills

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    Layline drill

    The idea of this drill is to start and head up wind towards the 3 top marks, practicing getting the roundings just right on their laylines.

  • Cool videos and websites for coaches

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    Here is a selection of great videos and websites for coaches to reference. Not only are they useful, but some are just down right cool.
  • Quotes from Coaches

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    Here is a selection of great quotes from coaches I found in the News this month.

     

    From Duncan Laing about double gold medallist Danyon loader:

  • Interview With Luke Stevenson (Starling Coach)

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    Looking to know a bit more about what makes a coach tick, or how to progress your own coaching skills. Robert Hielkema interviews Starling coach Luke Stevenson.
  • Sailing and Coaching in the News

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    Here is a selection of news I have picked up on this month, its all relevant to coaching and sailing in general. Happy reading!
  • Panasonic technology gives NZ Olympic Sailors an edge

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    In the final stages of their preparation for the 2012 Olympics to begin this weekend, the NZ Olympic Sailing Team is getting an edge through the use of new rugged Panasonic technology.

  • Townson 32 Class update

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    A number of Townson's are preparing for the Simrad race series, and there continue to be new members and boats on the market. Read the latest from this class, including some interesting class history.
  • RPNYC Youth win Governor's Cup

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    Tim Coltman, James de Lisle and Adam Middleton have won the 2012 Governors Cup, a youth match racing event at California's Balboa Yacht Club. Twelve teams from four nations competed, but the RPNYC Crew reigned supreme.
  • ISAF Youth: Regatta closes with strong races

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    The ISAF Youth Worlds came to an end on July 21st in Dublin, Ireland. “This year was an exceptionally tough and trying event and all the sailors did well to stay focused right to the very end” said lead coach Ian Neely. “The team really finished off the last race of the regatta strongly.”
  • ISAF Youth: One race remains

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    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.
  • ISAF Youth: Refreshed and ready for final races

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    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.

  • Job Opportunity: YNZ Sailing...Have a Go! Instructor

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    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!
  • Submit for the Marine Hub and NOWSC

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    The Draft Takapuna Reserve Management Plan (RMP) was publicly notified on July 10th 2012. In the plan is provision for the National Ocean Water Sports Centre (NOWSC) and Marine Hub.
  • 18' Skiffs prepare for San Francisco

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  • ISAF Youth: Three NZ crew in top ten at regatta midpoint

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    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.
  • Wellington Coastal Skipper Course

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    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.
  • ISAF Youth: Standings improve on day two

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    Three more races were completed overnight on day two of the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships for the young New Zealanders in Ireland.

  • ISAF Youth: NZ girls win 420 Race One

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    The first day at the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships concluded after a long seven hours on the water, and two races for all fleets.

    Gemma and Tomer on day one. Photo by ISAF Youth Worlds

  • ISAF Youth Worlds preview

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    Nine of New Zealand’s top youth sailors are due to start competition at the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships tonight in Dublin Bay, Ireland.

  • Westhaven Marina master plan

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    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.
  • Finn Focus - July 2012 issue published

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    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.
  • Campaign Update- Sara Winther

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    "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
  • FBYC Season Report

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    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.