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  • WASZP class taking flight in New Zealand

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    There will be a buzz of activity in this part of the world with New Zealand having been confirmed to host the WASZP Games in 2021 and the class association here are now intent on building up the local fleet.

  • Kiwi one-two at World Cup Series Final

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    Andy Maloney and Josh Junior made the perfect start to the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, sitting in first and second in the Finn after the first day of racing.

  • Edwards and Maiden factor change face of sailing

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    Tracy Edwards takes a moment to compose herself. It's 30 years since the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, but she still struggles with the fact Maiden finished runner-up in her division.

  • Record numbers compete at 29er nationals

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    Classes go through cycles of popularity and there would be few enjoying such good growth as the 29er right now.

  • Time to put the sparkle back in Auckland's jewel

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    Hobson Bay has been described as the jewel in Auckland's waterfront crown and a team of volunteers will look to help keep it that way with a beach cleanup on Sunday, June 9.

  • List of national champions for 2018/19 season

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    The 2018/19 racing season is coming to a close and most of the national champions in their respective classes have been found.

  • YNZ to continue inspections of boats heading overseas

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    Did you know that Yachting New Zealand are the only delegated authority to carry out inspections of vessels leaving New Zealand?

  • Lion NZ roars back into action

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    Lion New Zealand has been busy since her refit and relaunch and doesn't look like slowing down any time soon.

  • $20k available to sailors through ANZ scholarship

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    Young sailors hoping to one day compete at the Olympics are encouraged to apply for an ANZ Olympic Pathway scholarship worth $20,000.

  • It's time to renew your PHRF

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    The current PHRFs expire on May 31, 2019, so keelboat owners who intend racing in the upcoming season need to revalidate these certificates now.

  • Record numbers try Volvo Sailing... Have a Go!

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    Marlene's response is quite typical when she's asked how she's feeling about going sailing with the Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! programme.

  • Registrations closing soon for AIMS Games

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    It features more competitors than the Commonwealth Games and almost as many sports and time is running out for any young sailors wanting to participate in September's Anchor AIMS Games.

  • LiteClub help yacht clubs become more sustainable

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    LiteClub have helped more than 50 yacht clubs save an average of $6000 per club simply by them being more efficient with electricity, water, and waste.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Taipa Sailing Club

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    It’s always hoped that after any regatta, travelling sailors return home keen to compete at the venue again. It’s also hoped that it has a positive impact on the local community.

  • Meech wins another silver medal at Laser Europeans

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    There's a good reason why Sam Meech is seen as one of the world's most consistent Laser sailors and today he added another silver medal, this time at the Laser European championships in Porto.

  • Meech chasing a medal at Laser European champs

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    Sam Meech produced the sort of day he expects on day five of the Laser European championships in Porto and it has left him with an outside chance of picking up a medal.

  • NZ sailors looking to move up at Laser Europeans

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    It's a game of fine margins at the top level of sailing and it didn't always go in the favour of the New Zealand squad on the fourth day of the Laser Europeans in Porto today.

  • Situations vacant - YNZ youth coordinator

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    New Zealand sailing is on a high but it's important to sustain success which is why the appointment of a Yachting New Zealand youth coordinator is a critical one.

  • David's Desk May 2019 - An update from the CEO

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    Yachting New Zealand have been working on a wide-ranging women and girls in sailing strategy which is aimed at not only increasing female participation but also retention in the sport.

  • NZ sailors well poised at Laser European champs

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    New Zealand's sailors emerged from an often treacherous qualifying series in good shape heading into gold fleet racing at the Laser European championships in Porto.

  • 29er and 420 have a go days open youngsters' eyes

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    Young sailors unsure about what their next move in the sport might be had the chance to try out a couple of different double-handed classes recently at the Kohimarama Yacht Club.

  • Meech fights back at Laser European champs

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    Sam Meech isn't used to making too many mistakes but he still managed to limit the damage to remain in contention at the Laser European championships in Porto.

  • Join the action for the 49er/FX and Nacra 17 worlds

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    December's 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in partnership with Hyundai New Zealand are expected to dish up some spectacular racing and fans are invited to venture to Auckland to experience some of the action.

  • NZ Laser sailors looking to continue run at European champs

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    New Zealand's Laser sailors looked to build on this country's success in other classes as racing got under way at the Laser European championships in Porto overnight (NZ time).

  • Rough & Reddy crew win Elliott 5.9 nationals

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    The boat might be known as Rough & Reddy and the crew are certainly effective as they took out their fifth consecutive title at the Elliott 5.9 national championships in Napier recently.

  • Burling and Tuke win European 49er title

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took a big step in their comeback to trying to defend their Olympic title when they won the 49er European championships in Weymouth today.

  • Maloney claims silver at Finn Europeans

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    Andy Maloney had a chance of collecting silver on the final day of the Finn European championships in Athens if everything went his way and the medal race couldn't have worked out any better for the New Zealand sailor.

  • Medals on the menu for NZ sailors at Euro champs

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    One medal is in the bag and another couple are a possibility as a handful of European sailing championships come to a close.

  • Maloney chasing another medal at Finn Europeans

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    Andy Maloney has his sights on another medal as he enters the final stages of the Finn European championships in Athens.

  • Kiwi sailors in the hunt at European championships

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    It's often said the real racing doesn't start until gold fleet racing but a number of New Zealand sailors have given themselves every chance of success at the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European championships with some impressive results in qualifying.

  • Young sailors invited to apply for P2P programme

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    As many as eight young sailors will have the chance to join the Pathway to Podium programme for 2019/20, which has the potential to take their sailing to a new level.

  • Oceania para sailing champs to run alongside Pacific Games

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    The inaugural Oceania para sailing championship will be held in Samoa in July, which is also being sailed alongside the Pacific Games.

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