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  • RNZYS to host open and women's keelboat nationals

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are hosting the open and women's national keelboat championships later in the year when the best crews in the country will battle it out for top honours.

  • Series of webinars to replace commodores conference

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    Yachting New Zealand will host a series of webinars in August for commodores and committee members rather than the biennial commodores conference.

  • Steven goes Undercover to win two-handed series

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    Matt Steven went Undercover to win the Young 88 Two-Handed Championships sailed off the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club recently.

  • Shorthanded sailing a battle of mind and body

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    Hallucinations are common and one experienced campaigner thinks shorthanded offshore sailing helped prepare her for motherhood.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In our regular focus on the regions, the regional support officers provide an update on what is happening in clubland.

  • Sailor sets up clothing drive to help underprivileged

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    A successful initiative he was involved with during his days in Wellington has prompted Sam Bacon to attempt to help some underprivileged school children in Auckland.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    Yachting New Zealand are presently asking for membership data as part of the affiliation process and we thought it would be useful to let you know why we require the information and what it is used for.

  • YNZ launch sustainability education programme

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    Yachting New Zealand have expanded their sustainability education programme with a series of teaching resources aimed at young sailors.

  • Windfoiling takes flight with development squad

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    There's still a long way to go but optimism is building around windfoiling in this country and that took another step recently with the advent of a Yachting New Zealand development squad.

  • Yachting New Zealand to focus on female talent

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    Rosie Chapman sees a lot of potential in female sailing in this country and her focus is now on harnessing that.

  • Bay Week refocusing on roots for 2021

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    The 2021 Bay of Islands Sailing Week will be refocusing on the needs of its core big boat fleets as organisers begin the task of planning for January's four-day regatta.

  • Pleasant Pt seek past members as centenary looms

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    The Pleasant Point Yacht Club will celebrate 100 years of sailing on the Christchurch Estuary next February and are looking to make contact with previous members and invite them to the club's centennial celebrations.

  • Ep 10 - Aaron McIntosh

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    Aaron McIntosh has worn a series of different hats throughout his career, as a sailor, coach and advocate. As an athlete, he won three windsurfing world titles in the 1990s and went on to win bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

  • Lewmar Triple Series gearing up for big winter

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    More than 70 boats from Pied Pipers through to TP52s have already entered the Lewmar Triple Series as the thirst for short-handed racing continues following lockdown.

  • Nominations for Volvo Excellence Awards open

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    The last few months have not been normal but it doesn't mean we shouldn't recognise excellence so we're calling for nominations for this year's Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards.

  • Yachting NZ looking to build on eSailing challenge

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    The success of this year's inaugural eSailing series has encouraged Yachting New Zealand to look into making it an annual event.

  • Feedback sought on safety regulations of sailing

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    The safety regulations of sailing are due for the four-year review so Yachting New Zealand are seeking input from yacht clubs, class associations, cruising associations and industry on possible changes.

  • Blakey knows where loyalties lie in eSailing champs

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    Matt Blakey doesn't think he has any split loyalties, even though he was born and raised in New Zealand but will be representing Australia in Sunday night's Zhik Trans-Tasman eSailing Championships.

  • Ep 9 - Justina Kitchen

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    Justina Kitchen has rapidly established herself as one of the world's best female kitefoilers and has her sights on the 2024 Paris Olympics.

  • Meet the Zhik Trans-Tasman eSailing racers - pt III

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    In the final installment of our three-part series, we introduce you to the six sailors from New Zealand and six from Australia who will compete in Sunday's Zhik Trans-Tasman eSailing Championships.

  • Meet the Zhik Trans-Tasman eSailing racers - pt II

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    In the second of our three-part series, we introduce you to the six sailors from New Zealand and six from Australia who will compete in Sunday's Zhik Trans-Tasman eSailing Championships.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    It's nice to be talking again about sailing events that have already taken place after a troubling enforced layoff.

  • Meet the racers in the Zhik Trans-Tasman eSailing - pt I

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    Over the next three days, we'll introduce you to the six sailors from New Zealand and six from Australia who will compete in Sunday's Zhik Trans-Tasman eSailing Championships.

  • Yachting NZ to issue digital membership cards

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    Yachting New Zealand are moving with the times and issuing digital membership cards as part of the member card programme.

  • Entries open for 2020 PIC Coastal Classic

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    It's official - the 2020 PIC Coastal Classic is going ahead and entries are open for the popular Labour weekend race.

  • Yachting NZ coach education courses go online

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    Yachting New Zealand are in the process of updating their coach education courses and the way they're delivered, with the learn to sail course the first to be rolled out on the online learning platform.

  • NZ team to take on the Aussies in eSailing champs

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    James Bichener took out Sunday night's Zhik New Zealand eSailing Challenge, narrowly fending off a quality lineup of eSailors from throughout the country.

  • Kiwis Team Racing take out third nationals

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    The cast included world and Olympic champions, husbands and wives, Ocean Race sailors and some as young as nine and they combined to put on a spectacular weekend of teams racing in Kerikeri.

  • CIORC – Coastal, Inshore and Offshore Racing Committee

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    Yachting New Zealand are pleased to announce the re-establishment of CIORC (Coastal, Inshore and Offshore Racing Committee).
  • Ep 8 - Josh Junior and Andy Maloney

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    Josh Junior and Andy Maloney both wear a couple of different sailing hats these days.

  • Tuke reconnects with past at teams racing nationals

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    Blair Tuke will head back to his roots when he sails at this weekend's New Zealand Open Teams Racing National Championships in Kerikeri but fully expects to get "dusted up" by some of this country's best young talent.

  • Andre hopes to be giant among eSailors

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    Most pre-regatta checks don't normally include investigating the WiFi but that will be top of the list for Andre Van Dam ahead of Sunday's final of the Zhik New Zealand eSailing Challenge.

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