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  • Malta to host inaugural offshore world champs

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    The inaugural edition of World Sailing's Offshore World Championship will be held in October 2020 in Valletta, Malta, alongside the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

  • Austrians feeling at home in NZ ahead of world champs

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    Tanja Frank and Lorena Abicht won silver in the 49erFX at the last world championships and hope to go one better in 2019 which is why they spent more than a month in Auckland recently.

  • Foiling helps lift windsurfing to new level

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    Once a month, a bunch of America's Cup sailors, ocean racers and former Olympic medallists gather alongside some young and others not so young at a lake on Auckland's North Shore.

  • Tokyo 2020 registrations open for NZ residents

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    It's less than 500 days to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and friends and family of competing athletes should think now about their travel plans.

  • Travel no barrier for Hansa North Island champs

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    Paulien Chamberlain sailed consistently well to take out the Hansa 303 North Island championships at the Ngaroto Sailing Club recently.

  • French Bay claim bragging rights at Manukau regatta

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    The Manukau Interclub Regatta Shield has been hotly contested for a number of years and 2019 was no exception, with only two points separating first and third.

  • Yachting NZ oppose scalping of superyachts for America's Cup

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    Yachting New Zealand have joined the growing opposition to a proposal to impose high anchorage fees on superyachts intending to visit for the 2021 Amercia’s Cup.

  • Big fleet to line up for Young 88 nationals

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    The Young 88 continues to prove its popularity with high levels of participation and building fleets in the North Island, South Island and West Island (New South Wales).

  • Lion New Zealand to return to the Waitemata

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    Sir Peter Blake’s Lion New Zealand will return to the Auckland Viaduct Harbour this afternoon at 4pm following an extensive 18-month restoration at Yachting Developments, Hobsonville.

  • Three added to 2019 NZL Sailing Team

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    This year shapes up as an important one for the country’s top sailors as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics quickly comes into focus and today’s announcement of the NZL Sailing Team is a key part of that.

  • Wellington pair end domination at Sanders Cup

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    There was a new winner of the Sanders Cup for the first time in six years as the Wellington pair of Wade McGee and Demian Dixon toppled their Northland rivals recently.

  • Four young women and their very different sailing pathways

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    Today is International Women's Day and, to mark the occasion, four women, all born in 1994, tell their stories about the vastly different directions they took in their sailing. By Elise Beavis, Gen Saunders, Alison Kent and Gemma Jones.

  • World Sailing look to clean things up around rule 55

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    World Sailing have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing sailing's environmental impact by indicating changes will be made to the way rule 55 is administered in the next version of the Racing Rules of Sailing.

  • Great Barrier kids have whale of a time at Have a Go!

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    Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! instructor Justin Hurst knew he was in a different part of the world when a couple of 2m bronze whaler sharks cruised past the group of youngsters he was teaching how to sail.

  • Regional Roundup - the bottom of the north

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    In our regular focus on the regions, northern regional support officer Raynor Haagh dives into what has been going on in the area.

    Schools Fleet Racing Regattas   

  • Safety Corner with Angus Willison

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    The recent report in the fatal accident involving Imedi during the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac highlighted a number of things all keelboat sailors should be aware of.

  • Introducing women's sailing manager Rosie Chapman

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    Yachting New Zealand are working on a number of ways to encourage more females to take up sailing, and then stay in the sport, and a key part of that is the appointment of Rosie Chapman.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Cambridge Yacht & Motor Boat Club

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    In an era when most sporting clubs are having to increase membership fees to offset rising costs, the Cambridge Yacht & Motor Boat Club have halved their boat-use fees.

  • Community feeling to Aon Girls Performance Clinic

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    More than 20 young females from a host of different classes came together on Sunday for the first Aon Girls Performance Clinic in Auckland.

  • Two scholarships to help top youth sailors

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    New Zealand's top youth sailors have the opportunity to seek funding from two scholarships to help their sailing ambitions this year.

  • Situations vacant - Yachting New Zealand

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    Yachting New Zealand is an organisation that can make a difference and we have an opportunity to join the team. 

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  • Flying Machine take out Young 88 South Island title

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    The final day of racing in the Bayleys Young 88 South Island Championships saw an epic tussle between Craig Edwards’ team on Flying Machine and defending champion Harry Thurston on One Way. 

  • McIntosh's journey takes him to top of coaching world

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    Dorian van Rijsselberghe has a website called the Life of Dorian.

    Like a lot of athlete websites, it talks about his past, his present and his future – his journey as a windsurfer.

  • Classic look to Waitemata Harbour this weekend

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    Those who venture to the Waitemata Harbour this weekend will be treated to a sight that might not have been seen for 100 years.

  • Titanium take control of Two Handed Round NZ Race

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    A number of crews in the SSANZ Two Handed Round New Zealand Race were counting the cost of a punishing second leg, with breakages and damage a common theme on the seven boats.

  • Knots Racing look to tie up more success

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    It's touted as the grandfather of modern match racing and a bunch of young Kiwi upstarts are keen to shake up the old world order.

  • Yachting NZ join opposition to wharf extension

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    Yachting New Zealand have thrown their support behind a group who plan to protest a council proposal to extend Queen's Wharf by 90m.

  • Kiwi teams want to press case for NZ to host JJs

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    The JJ Giltinans will feel a bit different this year, with a New Zealand team going in as defending champions for the first time in nearly 50 years, and there's hope another victory will see the regatta come to these shores.

  • North Island claim bragging rights at Interislander

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    Big fleets and great hospitality were once again features of the Interislander regatta at the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club last weekend.

  • Isolation no barrier to Volvo Sailing... Have a Go!

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    Five days a week the ferry arrives from Auckland at Great Barrier Island.

  • Bay of Islands foiling week gets off to 'epic' start

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    "It was epic, absolutely epic," Darryl Honey enthused when reflecting on the inaugural foiling week in the Bay of Islands which finished up yesterday.

  • Strong fleets a feature at 49er national champs

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    The depth of 49er racing in this country was illustrated during the national championships at the weekend as Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn retained their title at the Murrays Bay Sailing Club.

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