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  • Olympic dress rehearsal about to get under way

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    Like any big show, a dress rehearsal is critical and the most realistic practice for next year’s Tokyo Olympics gets under way tomorrow.

  • YNZ create race official code of conduct

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    Regattas should be a positive, safe and harassment-free environment for sailors, volunteers and officials which is why Yachting New Zealand have formalised a code of conduct for race officials.

  • Protection of Hauraki Gulf the focus at conference

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    The Hauraki Gulf Forum's annual conference in Auckland later this month will focus on the protection and restoration of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and include talks by scientists, academics, conservationists and also an address by the Minister of Cons

  • Kensington likes to make it official

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    Megan Kensington has done the Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup and later this week will take part in the Olympic test event in Japan.

  • Keep it clean - know your rights

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    There were a lot of doping stories in the media recently about international swimming, writes Drug Free Sport NZ chief executive Nick Paterson

  • Men's 470 finish world champs on a high

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox took advantage of the drama that unfolded around them at the 470 world championships in Japan today to finish second in the medal race and climb up to eighth overall.

  • Cook's odyssey to become first NZ woman skipper

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    Pioneering sailor Bianca Cook has her course firmly locked on the start line of the 2021 Ocean Race in Alicante - and she knows it will be a battle just to get there, writes Suzanne McFadden of Locker Room.

  • Women's 470 qualify boat for NZ for Olympics

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    Susannah Pyatt and Brianna Reynolds-Smith knew they were racing well today but it still came as a surprise to learn they had qualified the women's 470 for New Zealand for next year's Tokyo Olympics.

  • National champ to sail at Waikawa women’s event

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    The Mud House Wines Women’s Keelboat Regatta is set to be the biggest women's keelboat in the country with boat entries already 50 percent ahead of the 2018 event.

  • Humble Pye to tackle new era at AIMS Games

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    He may be a pint-sized trail-blazer but Finn Pye has some heavyweight backing as he prepares to usher in a new era of Anchor AIMS Games sailing, writes Jamie Troughton.

  • Kiwi pair aim to get back in the hunt at 470 worlds

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox are aiming for three good results tomorrow at the 470 world championships in Japan to get themselves back in the hunt.

  • NZ men's 470 in contention at world champs

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox rocketed up the leaderboard at the 470 world championships in Japan today to leave themselves in a strong position heading into the first day of gold fleet racing.

  • Knots Racing rank as one of the world's best

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    Rankings don't always tell the full story but in the case of Nick Egnot-Johnson and Knots Racing it's a fairly good indicator of what has been a stupendously good 12 months on the match racing circuit.

  • NZ pair finish day on a high at 470 world champs

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox banked a crucial win in their second race of the day to leave them with mixed feelings after the first day of racing at the 470 world championships in Japan.

  • Kiwi pair go close at 29er world champs

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    Brayden Hamilton and Pat Morgan gave it a crack by winning the last race of the regatta but just fell short of picking up a medal at the 29er world championships in Poland today.

  • Big month coming up for NZ 470 pair

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    The Olympic countdown clocked ticked over into the final 12 months recently but it wasn't something Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox dwelled on too much.

  • Record numbers for Round North Island Race

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    As much as 34 feet separate the smallest to largest boat competing in next year's Evolution Sails Two Handed Round North Island Race when it's hoped the biggest ever fleet tackle the 13th edition of the race.

  • Cashmore battles bravely despite cracked ribs

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    Luke Cashmore had his hopes of winning a medal at the Laser Radial youth world championships in Canada dashed by a freak accident that left him with cracked ribs.

  • Add your event onto the YNZ regatta calendar

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    The new sailing season is fast approaching and affiliated clubs are encouraged to add to Yachting New Zealand's regatta calendar so sailors can see what events are coming up around the country.

  • Sailor's Corner with Simon Cooke

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    Simon Cooke was one of the world's best 470 sailors at the turn of the century and last week rolled back the clock by winning another world title.

  • Hyundai New Zealand jump on board to sponsor the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships

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    Hyundai New Zealand have come on board as a principal sponsor of the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

    The event continues to go from strength to strength and, with Hyundai New Zealand involved, it’s set to be enhanced.

  • Christie qualifies Laser Radial for NZ for Tokyo Olympics

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    Olivia Christie finished 47th at the Laser Radial world championships in Japan, qualifying the boat for New Zealand for next year's Tokyo Olympics in the process.

  • Situations vacant - YNZ programmes coordinator

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    Sail for life is a mantra Yachting New Zealand believe in which means we run myriad programmes tailored for individuals of all ages and stages.

  • BLAKE Inspire helps sailors plan for the future

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    Like a lot of teenagers approaching the end of high school, Thomas Crook doesn't really know what he wants to do in the future but he has a better idea after participating in the recent BLAKE Inspire for Sailors programme.

  • Aon Club of the Month - NZ OK Dinghy Association

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    Former Olympic medallist and America's Cup skipper Rod Davis talks about the OK Dinghy like The Mob; once you're in, you can't get out.

  • Recently qualified race officials

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    Race officials make a huge contribution to yacht clubs and sailors around New Zealand and the following individuals recently qualified or renewed as a Yachting New Zealand race official.

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  • NZ to host 2021 RS Feva world champs

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    The 2021 RS Feva world championships are coming to New Zealand and are likely to be held at the same time as the America's Cup in an effort to attract a large international fleet.

  • Rise of Knots Racing continues with Govenor's Cup win

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    Knots Racing won the 53rd Annual Governor’s Cup at the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach California after beating fellow Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron outfit Pacific Racing Team 3-2 in an epic final.

  • Entries open for 49er/FX and Nacra worlds

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    Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have entered and invited others to join them for this year's Hyundai 49er, 49erFx and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • NZ pair narrowly miss second medal at youth worlds

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    Helena Sanderson and Jack Honey were left with a feeling of what might have been after falling just short of picking up New Zealand's second medal on the last day of the Hempel youth sailing world championships in Poland.

  • NZ pair win youth worlds with day to spare

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    It was "horrible" at the time but a disappointment last week has helped Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan win gold in the boy's 420 at the Hempel youth sailing world championships with a day to spare.

  • Experienced skippers needed in Micronesia

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    Are you an experienced sailor with offshore sailing certification looking for an exciting change? Are you keen to sail on a traditional Pacific open ocean sailing canoe?

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