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  • NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team announced

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    The season is coming to a close for many young sailors but for a dozen talented youngsters things are only going to ramp up as they fine-tune their preparations for July's youth sailing world championships.

  • 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.

    Recently qualified or revalidated

  • Get 20% discount on Millennium Hotels and free breakfast

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    Breakfast always tastes better when it's free.

    Yachting New Zealand member card holders can get a free breakfast each morning of their stay alongside a 20 percent discount off the flexible rate at Millennium Hotels.

  • The sailing scientist conquering the waves

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    There was something extraordinary about Sally Garrett’s victory in the New Zealand women’s keelboat championships last weekend, writes Suzanne McFadden of Lockeroom.

  • Herbert out to create history at Starling nationals

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    Sean Herbert is looking to write himself into the record books when the Starling national championships get under way at the Taipa Sailing Club on Sunday.

  • Coastal Classic to omit life raft requirement

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    A small change to the event rules may make a big difference to the number of boats on the start line for this year's PIC Coastal Classic yacht race.

  • NZ match racers on the job for more opportunities

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    Nick Egnot-Johnson and the Knots Racing team almost feel like they're at a job interview each time they race, given the opportunities that could come their way if they do well.

  • Sign up for BLAKE Inspire for sailors 2019

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    Yachting New Zealand are excited to partner with BLAKE for the inaugural BLAKE Inspire for Sailors programme – a five-day environmental leadership development adventure designed for emerging New Zealand sailors.

  • Garrett's breakthrough at women's keelboat nationals

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    Sally Garrett won her first women's national keelboat title as a skipper yesterday, meaning there was a new winner for the first time in five years.

  • Rebuild of earthquake-shattered club well under way

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    Pleasant Point Yacht Club are making rapid progress with the rebuild of their facilities eight years after their Rat Island site was destroyed by the first earthquake in 2010.

  • Heavyweights take out Javelin national title

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    Peter Precey and Hamish Hey recently claimed their first Javelin national title together as they finished strongly by winning four of the last five races.

  • Three medals won by New Zealand sailors in Palma

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    New Zealand sailors claimed three medals at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma today, including gold and bronze in the Finn class, to finish as the second-most successful nation at the event.

  • NZ sailors on the medal hunt in Palma

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    One medal is guaranteed and more will be on the menu when seven New Zealand boats contest their respective medal races at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma tonight (NZ time).

  • New winner at Zephyr nationals

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    Nine different winners across the nine races meant this year's Zephyr national championships in Tauranga were both challenging and hotly contested.

  • Burling and Tuke within striking distance in Palma

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    The wind came out to play at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma overnight (NZ time) and, ominously for some of their rivals, it also signalled the emergence of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke into the top five of the 49er fleet.

  • Sailors Corner closing down sale

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    Sailors Corner has been an Auckland institution for more than 35 years but will be closing its doors so have $3 million of stock to sell in a closing down sale.

  • Kiwi one-two in Finn class in Palma

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    The first European regatta of the season is always an opportunity for the New Zealand sailors to check in on how summer training has gone and, for Andy Maloney and Josh Junior, it appears to have gone well.

  • Argentines wedded to compete at women's keelboat nationals

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    The women's national keelboat championships has grown in size again this year and will even feature a team made up of Argentines in the country for a wedding.

  • Orion II stars at 98th Lipton Cup

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    Orion II once again took line honours but was pipped by 13 seconds on corrected time in the 98th sailing of the Lipton Cup last weekend.

  • Young pair show hot form at Feva nationals

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    Blake Hinsley and Nicholas Drummond handled the fresh breezes and big seas the best to win last weekend's RS Feva national championships at the Torbay Sailing Club.

  • Yachting and boating community mourns the loss of three prominent figures

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    The yachting and boating community are mourning the loss of three prominent figures in New Zealand.

    Mick Ashcroft

    Many of this country's top Olympic class sailors got there with the help of Graeme 'Mick' Ashcroft.

  • New Zealand Finn sailors to the fore in Palma

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    Andy Maloney and Josh Junior are aiming for a one-two finish at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma and the Kiwi pair have made a strong start after two days of racing.

  • 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. 

    Southern Snippets

  • New Zealand sailors make good start in Palma

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    The New Zealand contingent at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma made a good start, with four crews inside the top four of their classes, but no racing was possible in the 49er fleet meaning Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's international comeback was del

  • Innovation and safety key drivers for Zhik's 2019 range

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    Innovating to keep sailors performing at their best is one of the key drivers for Zhik in their product design.

  • Three free Boating NZ mags for member card holders

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    Boating New Zealand magazine inspires boating enthusiasts with reviews of new boats, coverage of technical innovations, maintenance advice, columns and cruising stories. 

  • A celebration of New Zealand's A Class gaff yachts

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    You've seen them all out on the water, now is your chance to get a peek down below on the A class gaffers.

  • Schools gear up for teams racing nationals

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    Around 30 of the country's best teams are expected to line up for next month's New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championships at the Sandspit Yacht Club.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Short Handed Sailing Association of New Zealand

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    Organisers of next year’s Round North Island Two Handed Race had expected entries to sell out within about four days when they went on sale on Monday night - not 45 minutes.

  • Submissions called for on new boat cleaning rules

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    Yachties and boaties should be aware of proposed new boat cleaning rules in the upper North Island and are encouraged to make submissions on the idea.

  • Burling and Tuke look for good start on international return

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have become used to people watching them, given their achievement over the past decade, and know they will be under the spotlight at this week's Princess Sofia regatta in Palma.

  • Volunteers celebrate 25 years at the Maritime Museum

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    Two men who share a love for the sea are celebrating their 25th year as volunteers at the New Zealand Maritime Museum.

    Roger Hames and Bob Hawkins have been mainstays at the Museum almost since it first opened its doors in 1993.

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