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  • Top schools battle it out at college sport regatta

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    A big fleet of Starlings and the participation of two Hansa sailors were the features of the college sport regatta in Auckland this week.

  • Honda Marine want to bring JJ Giltinans to NZ

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    A third world title is the main aim but the crew of Honda Marine also have another goal in mind when they compete at this month's JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney.

  • First batch of sailors named to compete at Olympics

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    New Zealand is underway with building a team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with seven sailors selected today. 

  • Two newcomers to Aon Fast Track squad

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    The success of the Aon Fast Track programme has been highlighted in the past 12 months with a number of recent graduates and members of last year's squad excelling on the world stage.

  • NZL Sailing Regatta changed to two days

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    Next month's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta has been condensed into a two-day event to make it easier for youth to participate.

  • Egnot-Johnson chasing world title

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    Nick Egnot-Johnson will be looking to go one better when the Harken 2020 Youth Match Racing World Championships get under way at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland tomorrow.

  • Regional Roundup - the central region

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    In our regular focus on the regions, regional support officer Wayne Holdt takes a look at what's been happening in the central region.

  • Sailors contend with everything at Interislander

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    Last weekend's Interislander Optimist championships at the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club provided the perfect mixed bag of conditions to test the 164 sailors who took part.

  • Nelson gearing up to host Starling nationals

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    There will a new Starling national champion when the Nelson Yacht Club host the event in April.

  • Hansa national champs biggest and best

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    It was not only the biggest Hansa national championships but it was also considered the best when the event wrapped up in Wellington last weekend.

  • Sign up for World Sailing international umpire seminar

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    Yachting New Zealand will be hosting a World Sailing international umpire seminar in October during the 2020 New Zealand match racing national championships at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

  • Record numbers for Hansa national champs

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    This weekend's Hansa national championships in Wellington will be the biggest yet, with 60 sailors from around the country and Australia taking part.

  • Hot competition for regional champs at Mercury Bay

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    About as many boat classes as there were clubs featured at last weekend's Waikato Thames Championship regatta at the Mercury Bay Boating Club, which was run to help bring the clubs of the Waikato region together.

  • Garrett feeling relaxed ahead of RNI race

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    For some people, competing in the Round North Island race is the pinnacle of their offshore sailing careers.

    For Sally Garrett, it's feeling more like a holiday.

  • Frustrating finish to Laser world champs

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    For a group of sailors who pride themselves on being near the front of the fleet, the Laser world championships in Melbourne did not turn out as hoped for New Zealand's top three sailors.

  • Burling and Tuke claim sixth 49er world title

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    It might not have been as dramatic as the last one but it was no less significant as Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won their sixth 49er world title in Geelong today.

  • Menzies and McGlashan finalists at Halberg Awards

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    Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan will get a taste tonight of living in the world of elite sport when they head to the Halberg Awards as finalists.

    Around them will be Olympic and world champions, sporting royalty and a handful of celebrities.

  • Meech in contention at Laser world champs

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    Sam Meech knows better than most how quickly the complexion of a regatta changes once the top boats all start racing in gold fleet so is quite comfortable with his position halfway through the Laser world championships.

  • Regional Roundup - the South Island

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    In our regular focus on the regions, South Island regional support officer Ian Gardiner looks into what has been happening on the Mainland.

  • Situations vacant - strategic engagement coordinator

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    Yachting New Zealand are looking for a strategic engagement coordinator, with a particular focus on high performance outcomes.

  • Burling and Tuke take the lead at world champs

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are exactly where they want to be heading into the second half of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Geelong.

  • Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta entries open

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    Next month's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta will present an opportunity to look to the future, as the next Olympic classes are included and there's more of an accent on youth sailing. 

  • Kiwi sailors well placed at world champs

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    Some of New Zealand's top sailors felt more like gardeners today as they had to contend with thick seaweed when racing got under way at the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Geelong.

  • Sailing to feature at Taranaki Masters Games

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    Sailing will be part of the Taranaki Masters Games for the first time this year, joining 22 other sports from shooting and swimming to weightlifting and wine appreciation.

  • RNZYS looking for next generation of sailors

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Mastercard youth training programme is seen as a world leader, with many graduates going on to achieve international and national success.

  • Maloney and Meech out of world champs

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    Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have withdrawn from the upcoming 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Melbourne after Maloney fractured her foot in training two days ago.

  • Father and daughter have the Wright stuff

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    It was a family affair at the Zephyr national championships at the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club this week, with Greg Wright claiming his second title and daughter Polly picking up the women's trophy.

  • Perratt foils his opponents at Australian champs

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    Lloyd Perratt knew he was going quick but he didn't really know how fast until competing at the recent Australian windfoil championships in Queensland.

  • Snow-Hansen and Willcox claim 470 nationals

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox claimed another 470 national title at the weekend but a couple of big scores in the middle of their regatta cost them the chance to win the regatta overall.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Worser Bay

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    February 22 will be a landmark day for the Worser Bay Boating Club, when they finally open their new clubrooms five years after the project got under way.

  • Burling and Tuke chase another 49er world title

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    If they hadn't already won a few, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke might have felt a bit short changed with their latest stint as 49er world champions. 

  • Kiwi trio hope to fire at Laser world champs

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    Sam Meech has never been a smoker but he sounded like one on his most recent stop in Melbourne so he's more relieved than most the smoke from the recent bushfires has largely cleared up.

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