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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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