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  • Burling wins 2020 Magnus Olsson Prize

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    Peter Burling was today named the 2020 winner of the prestigious Magnus Olsson Prize, awarded annually to an individual who has made an indelible contribution to the world of sailing.

  • Junior scoops big prize at Excellence Awards

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    Josh Junior created history when he became the first Kiwi to win the Finn Gold Cup (world championships) and it was further recognised tonight when he took home the top award at the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards.

  • America's Cup helms to feature at Excellence Awards

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    The annual Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are always a highlight on the sailing calendar but guests this year are in for a treat on Friday when the helmsman of the four America's Cup teams participate in a panel discussion.

  • YNZ gearing up for new season of Aon youth clinics

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    Registrations are open for this season's Aon youth programme, as Yachting New Zealand look forward to another intake of young sailors who dream of international success at youth level and beyond.

  • Apel receives Paralympic pin at ceremony

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    Jan Apel was the latest para sailor recognised by Paralympics New Zealand as part of the Celebration Project which officially celebrated the achievements of New Zealand’s 209 Paralympians since Tel Aviv 1968.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the four Yachting New Zealand regional support officers take a look at what has been happening in their areas.

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  • Safety in the spotlight at Bay Week

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    Competitors at January's CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week are being encouraged to focus on keeping their crews and other water users safe, with the launch of the event’s #safetysnaps competition today.

  • Young 88 nationals to be fiercely contested

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    The Young 88 fleet is one of the most competitive one-design classes in the country and 16 boats will hit Auckland Harbour this weekend for the Harken Young 88 National Championships and North Sails Owners Championships combined regatta.

  • Important changes to Privacy Act

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    Some changes to the Privacy Act to protect personal information in the digital age come into effect on December 1 and here's a rundown of what you need to know.

    When: From December 1, 2020

  • Bid now for amazing America's Cup items

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    Fancy a session out with Luna Rossa watching them train for the America's Cup? How about a ride on an Ocean Race boat? Perhaps you're looking for some sailing memorabilia, like a signed and framed Emirates Team New Zealand shirt.

  • Report tagged school sharks

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    A Massey University PhD student is looking for help to report the capture of school sharks in the Kaipara Harbour.

  • Queen Charlotte welcome in a new era

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    What was once deterioating and literally being washed away in the sea has been replaced by one of the best facilities in the country.

  • Optimist nationals delivers a bit of everything

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    Worser Bay certainly lived up to its reputation when it hosted the 2020 Toyota Optimist national championships recently. 

  • Kiwis confirmed as international race officials

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    Paul Davies has been made an international race officer for the first time, joining a collection of Kiwis involved in race management at the highest level.

  • Aleh appointed to top role at World Sailing

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    Two-time Olympic medallist Jo Aleh pointed to the opportunities young sailors have today after being elected chair of World Sailing's athletes' commission.

  • Wakatipu turns it on for O'pen Skiff South Islands

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    Competitors from as far afield as Auckland competed at the South Island O'pen Skiff championships in Queenstown last weekend.

  • Big hole left at Yachting New Zealand

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    Things will feel a bit different around Yachting New Zealand next week because something or, more specifically, someone will be missing.

  • NZ’s top marinas and boatyards celebrated

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    Gulf Harbour Marina was named the New Zealand Marina Operators Association marina of the year at the recent awards function that recognised this country's best marinas and boatyards for 2020. 

  • Get involved in next year's America's Cup

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    Here's your chance to be involved in the America's Cup.

    Organisers of the event are looking for volunteers to work at the race village in the Auckland viaduct.

  • Simplicity of online race officers courses a hit

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    Matt Ryder was only helping out when a Yachting New Zealand staff member was in town for an information evening but ended up taking the course himself.

  • Exhibition to celebrate John Spencer's designs

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    John Spencer was a champion of the amateur boatbuilder and a special exhibition will be held in the Wynyard Quarter in Auckland this weekend to celebrate his work.

  • Young American finding her Voyce on special voyage

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    Elena Connor is finding her voice, or VOYCE, and wants to share it with people as she sails around New Zealand.

  • New batch of qualified keelboat coaches

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    Five experienced keelboat sailors and coaches recently participated in a keelboat coach development workshop on their way to becoming certified Yachting New Zealand keelboat coaches. 

  • Meet the Excellence Awards winners - pt III

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    The 2020 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are just around the corner and some winners have already been announced. In the third of a three-part series, meet the winners in the performance category supported by Zhik.

  • Because you deserve a break this summer

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    Everyone deserves a little R&R this summer and, to make the most of it, the Millennium, Copthorne and Kingsgate Hotels are offering some incredible deals.

  • Regional Roundup - the central region

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    In our regular focus on the regions, RSO Wayne Holdt gives an update on what has been happening in the central region.

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  • More than 300 entrants expected at Napier Regatta

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    The Napier Sailing Club are expecting the biggest fleet yet for their annual Summer Regatta on November 28-29, with more than 300 entrants possible on the start line.

  • Ep 21 - 1987 Admiral's Cup

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    In 1987 New Zealand won the Admiral's Cup, considered the world championships of keelboat sailing, for the first and only time.

  • Legend of New Zealand sailing passes away

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    The New Zealand sailing community lost a revolutionary figure this morning with the passing of David Barnes. He was 62.

  • Enter the City of Sails Auckland Regatta

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    Entry is open for the 2021 City of Sails Auckland Regatta and there are plenty of reasons to take part in this reinvigorated event which is also part of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's 150th celebrations.

  • Regional Roundup - the top of the north

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    In our regular focus on the regions, northern regional support officer Hayden Whitburn takes a look at what has been happening in his area from the Auckland Harbour Bridge north.

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  • Bay of Islands land old but new committee boat

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    What was once going to be condemned has been turned into a sparkling committee boat for the Bay of Islands Yacht Club.

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