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  • 49er worlds finalist at sport and rec awards

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    Last year's Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland is a finalist in the 2020 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards.

  • Final puzzle piece needed to send boats to Tonga

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    A fleet of Optimists is almost ready to be sent to the Va’vau Bluewater School in Neiafu, Tonga, but there's still one piece of the puzzle missing - the funds to ship the container to Tonga.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Macandrew Bay Boating Club

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    Ross Whitburn doesn't mind admitting he might have had a little moisture in his eye last season and it wasn't because of any irritating dust that might have blown down the Otago Harbour.

  • Ep 17 - Sally Garrett

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    Sally Garrett is best known for her exploits in short-handed sailing, being the only woman to have competed in two Round New Zealand races, and she’s also sailed in three Round North Island races.

  • PIC Coastal Classic to go ahead

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    Organisers of the PIC Coastal Classic yacht race are continuing to hold their course in planning this years’ race, despite the uncertainty presented by the global pandemic.  

  • Burling and Tuke hungry for more Olympic success

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are as motivated as ever to win another gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics and will put together a plan that gives them the best chance to achieve that.

  • Lyttelton club seek help ahead of centenary

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    The Canterbury Yacht & Motor Boat Club, which is now part of Naval Point Club Lyttelton, are seeking information from past and present members as they gear up for next year's centenary.

  • Clubs open for business need to display Covid QR code

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    Any yacht and boating clubs operating under alert level 2 or 3 are reminded they need to have a copy of the QR code for the facility displayed in a prominent position by 11.59pm tomorrow (August 19).

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    Auckland remains in alert level 3 after the Prime Minister's announcement tonight which means yachting and boating clubs in the region need to stay closed and all activities suspended in line with government guidelines.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    This is a message I had hoped I wouldn’t have to write as Auckland moves into alert level 3 with the rest of the country at level 2 but we need to remember we did exceptionally well as a nation last time and can do it again.

  • Recognising Yachting NZ qualified race officials

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    They are the unsung heroes of our sport, so it's only appropriate we recognise and acknowledge the people who allow racing to take place.

  • Pathway clearer after YNZ have-a-go day

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    Yachting New Zealand held a have-a-go day at Lake Pupuke on Sunday for female Starling sailors to try out the Laser Radial to help the young sailors look at their next pathway.

  • Healthy lineup already for Starling nationals

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    Potential competitors are encouraged to enter next month's Starling national championships at the Nelson Yacht Club to allow organisers to plan ahead.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the regional support officers provide an update on what is happening in clubland.

    Gulf Harbour Yacht Club

  • Second round of Community Resilience Fund

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    The second round of the Community Resilience Fund is open for applications, which is another opportunity for yachting and boating clubs to seek up to $25,000 of financial relief.

  • Burling and Tuke to lead NZ SailGP Team

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    Olympic gold medallists and defending America’s Cup champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have today announced the launch of a New Zealand SailGP Team.

  • Ep 16 - Alistair Moore

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    Alistair Moore is probably best described as a sailing adventurer.

  • Sign up for South Island interclub youth regatta

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    The annual battle to be the best youth club in the South Island is once again on over Labour weekend at the Naval Point Club Lyttelton.

  • Ep 16 - Alistair Moore

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    Alistair Moore is probably best described as a sailing adventurer, having amassed over 300,000 nautical miles at sea and being a member of Blake Expeditions for two years before the ill-fated trip to the Amazon in 2001 when Sir Peter Blake was killed by

  • International umpire seminar postponed 12 months

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    Unfortunately, the international umpire seminar due to be held in Auckland, New Zealand in October 2020 will not be going ahead as planned.

  • Demand sees Bay Week entries open early

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    Demand from both competitors and sponsors has seen entries open early for the 18th CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta on January 26-29, 2021.

  • Devonport to screen epic story of 89/90 Whitbread

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    The battle between Steinlager 2 and Fisher & Paykel was one of the highlights of the 1989/90 Whitbread Race and a documentary of this epic contest will be screened at the Devonport Yacht Club as a fundraiser for the NZ Sailing Trust.

  • Sign up for YNZ club conference webinars

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    Commodores and committee members are encouraged to register for a series of webinars hosted by Yachting New Zealand next month that replace the biennial commodores conference.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Titahi Bay Boating Club

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    The Titahi Bay Boating Club have increased their membership by 167 percent over the past couple of years and can see further growth in the near future.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the regional support officers provide an update on what is happening in clubland.

    Bucklands Beach Yacht Club

  • New route for Solo Tasman Yacht Challenge 2022

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    The 50th anniversary of the Solo Tasman Yacht Challenge in 2022 will feature a new finishing destination which will make it easier for sailors and organisers to clear customs.

  • Perfect time to enrol in learn to sail coaching course

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    The start of the new sailing season is not too far away, meaning it's the perfect time to enrol in a learn to sail coaching course. 

  • Tornado class to hold have a go day

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    The Manly Sailing Club will play host to a have-a-go day on Tornado catamarans at the end of August as a way to introduce newcomers to the class.

  • Meech beats classy field at Moth winter series

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    Sam Meech emerged from a star-studded field to lead the standings after the first event in the New Zealand Moth class winter sprints at the Manly Sailing Club last weekend.

  • Akarana to host mid-winter Laser Radial regatta

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    At least 30 entries, including the country's top Laser Radial sailors, are expected to compete at next month's Winter Breakout regatta at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club.

  • Two Lipton Cups to be raced in one season

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    The Lipton Cup will make history this summer when the event will be run twice in the same season.

  • RNZYS to enter two teams in Youth AC

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    The strength of the overall squad has seen the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron decide to enter two teams in next year’s Youth America’s Cup event in Auckland.

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