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  • Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards Nominations

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    Nominations for the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are now open.

     

    Other nations often look enviously at New Zealand and the quality of sailors this country produces.

  • New Zealand 49er pair take out Kiel Week

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    Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn have won their first big international regatta together, taking out the 49er class at Kiel Week in Germany.

  • Knots Racing tie up another regatta win

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    Knots Racing have little time to celebrate their latest regatta win with a busy schedule of events over the next three months in the United States and Europe.

  • Keep warm this winter with Zhik gear

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    Looking for quality keel and dinghy sailing gear that will keep you protected from the elements this winter and spring?

  • Maiden documentary to screen around the country

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    After one false start, the Maiden film will be shown in cinemas around the country from next month.

  • Why it's not OK to take a shortcut to win at sport

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    Doping is the chemical equivalent of taking a short cut in a race, writes Drug Free Sport NZ chief executive Nick Paterson.

  • Young NZ pair out to defend 420 world title

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    Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan went to last year's 420 world championships aiming for a top-10 finish but their ambitions are much loftier this time around.

  • Book now for Volvo Sailing... Have a Go!

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    Yachting New Zealand are now taking bookings for next summer’s Volvo Sailing…Have a Go! following on from the biggest season since the programme's inception.

  • America's Cup cheat sheet

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    It’s exactly two years since Emirates Team New Zealand won the America’s Cup in Bermuda, and a lot of water has flowed under Te Wero Bridge, in Auckland’s Viaduct, since then.  

  • NZ Sailing Trust run business events and charters

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    A corporate charter with the NZ Sailing Trust is for groups seeking a real hands-on sailing adventure.

  • Top youngsters awarded youth scholarships

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    Three double-handed combinations who are about to compete at major world events are this year's recipients of scholarships to help this country's top youth sailors.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Elliott 5.9 Class Association

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    Winter might not be the most appealing time to sail but it works perfectly for the Elliott 5.9 class who hold most of their events when the days are shorter and temperatures on the chilly side.

  • Strong NZ team picked for Olympic test event

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    New Zealand will send a team of 10 sailors to August's Olympic test event in Enoshima, which will effectively act as a dry run for competitors, support staff and organisers 12 months out from the Tokyo Games.

  • Learn more about kiting with NZ’s top kitefoilers

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    The foiling revolution is taking hold and it’s opening up plenty of opportunities, not least of all at an Olympic level.

  • Bumper year planned for RNZYS 150th celebrations

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    A plethora of events will be held throughout 2021 to mark the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s 150 years, which also coincides with Auckland hosting the 36th America’s Cup.

  • New fleet of Optis land in Stewart Island

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    The Half Moon Bay Sailing Group in Stewart Island recently took possession of seven new Optimists funded by Stewart Island businesses and co-ordinated by a local fisherman.

  • Salmon looking to hook more Kiwis into eSailing

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    Chris Salmon stumbled on eSailing when searching for the rules of sailing and he's now ranked 34th in the world.

  • Sailor's Corner with Tom Scott

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    In the next instalment of a regular blog from a host of New Zealand sailors, Tom Scott writes about how sailing has given him an outlet following an accident that left him a paraplegic and what it can do for other people with disabilities.

  • Win a RIB refurbishment for your club with Resene

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    It might not always be the best time to go sailing, as winter takes grip around the country, but it's the best time to get organised for next season and Resene are keen to help restore one of your club's RIBs.

  • Join 250th commemorations to sail around NZ

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    The Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage are looking for 450 people to join Tuia 250, a flotilla of vessels that will sail around the country to commemorate 250 years since the first encounters between Maori and Europeans.

  • Knots Racing take out Match Race Germany

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    The Knots Racing team from New Zealand have won their first grade 1 regatta, beating the defending champions and world No 2 in the final of Match Race Germany.

  • Resene Regional Roundup - the South Island

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    In our regular focus on the regions, South Island regional support officer Ian Gardiner takes a look at what's been going on in the area. 

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  • Keeping it clean - who gets tested

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    Drug Free Sport NZ's testing programme is focused on high performance athletes, and those on a development pathway.

  • Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race to take place in 2021

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    A 1250nm race from Sydney to Auckland will be staged in 2021 to help the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron celebrate their 150th anniversary and to coincide with the 36th America's Cup.

  • Para sailors honoured with Paralympic numbers

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    Para sailors Chris Sharp and Garth Reynolds were among six Paralympians whose achievements were celebrated at an event in Whangarei recently.

  • Polly Powrie now juggling paddlers and a baby

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    Olympic gold medallist Polly Powrie is using what she learned as a professional sailor to help our top paddlers - while juggling life as a new mum, writes Sarah Cowley Ross of LockerRoom.

  • Kiwi Racing Team win open team racing nationals

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    The Kiwi Racing Team recently defended their G.J. Gardner Open Team Sailing Championship title held at Kerikeri Cruising Club, going through the regatta unbeaten.

  • NZ win gold and silver at World Cup Series Final

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    Andy Maloney and Josh Junior go to every regatta looking to finish first and second and, for the first time ever, they achieved that at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille. 

  • Two medals on the cards at World Cup Series Final

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    There's only a small contingent of New Zealand sailors at the World Cup Series Final in Marseille but they will leave with two medals after the Finn pair of Andy Maloney and Josh Junior guaranteed themselves a top-three position heading into the final d

  • NZ pair having a Finn time at World Cup Series Final

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    They've been there all week and Andy Maloney and Josh Junior don't look like loosening their grip on proceedings at the front of the Finn fleet at the World Cup Series Final.

  • Kiwi dominance continues at World Cup Series Final

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    Andy Maloney and Josh Junior can often be found together and they've transferred that to the race course at the Hempel World Cup Series Final where they have won all five Finn races between them.

  • Five Kiwis preparing for epic journey on Maiden

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    Five Kiwi women will be on board Maiden when she departs Auckland on Sunday morning and they all come from very different backgrounds, writes Martin Tasker.

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