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  • Treasure trove of NZ's maritime history revealed

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    A new exhibition at the New Zealand Maritime Museum celebrates the man behind the historic Fosters ship chandlery and one of the country’s most recognised maritime identities, John Street.

  • 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.

  • Hosts needed for 49er and Nacra world champs

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    Organisers of this year's 49er, 49erFx and Nacra 17 world championships in partnership with Hyundai New Zealand are looking for Aucklanders to host a young sailor or volunteer during competition.

  • NZ sailors finish third at 470 European champs

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox came to Europe with few expectations but will return home buoyed about what they can achieve in the next 18 months after finishing third at the 470 European championships in San Remo today.

  • GOfuel offer big savings for member card holders

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    GOfuel offer discounts for Yachting New Zealand’s membership card holders and smartphone app users of between five and 10 cents a litre at the pump and have the added benefit of helping put money back into yachting and boating.

  • Te Ara Moana Trust joins as new member

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    The Te Ara Moana Trust are the latest organisation to become a member of Yachting New Zealand.

  • New Zealand crews make strong start in Weymouth

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    It was a bit like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears today for the New Zealand sailors at their respective European championships - no wind at one venue, too much at another and just right at a third.

  • Lee Rush claims prestigious Opti title

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    George Lee Rush continued his impressive form from the recent Optimist nationals to claim the title at the prestigious 2019 RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup in Bermuda, beating the best Opti sailors from around the world.

  • Situations vacant - Enoshima learn to sail coach

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    New Zealand's top sailors are spending more and more time in Enoshima ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and the Enoshima Chotto Yacht Club are now looking for a learn to sail coach.

  • NZ pair climb into contention at 470 Europeans

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    New Zealand sailors are renowned for enjoying a bit of breeze and Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox took advantage on day four of the 470 European championships by winning a race they describe as one of their career highlights.

  • NZ pair move into top 10 at 470 Europeans

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    The crews at the 470 European championships have spent plenty of time waiting around over the last couple of days but they managed to get one race in today which saw Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox move into the top 10.

  • Kiwi pair in the hunt at 470 European championships

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox are in the mix after a solid first day of racing at the 470 European championships in San Remo.

  • Situations vacant - Tauranga race and learn to sail coach

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    Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club - Sailing School Race and Learn to Sail Coach

    Start Date: September 2019

  • Carnage unfolds at World Cup Series Final

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    It was a case of survival for most who raced on the second day at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, with capsizes and gear breakages a common theme.

  • Meech adds another medal to collection in Hyeres

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    Sam Meech has made a habit of winning medals at international regattas and added another one overnight (NZ time) with silver at the Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères.

  • Meech chasing another medal in Hyeres

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    Sam Meech's ambition at the start of each regatta is to put himself in contention to finish on the podium going into the medal race and invariably he achieves that which is why he's the world's top-ranked Laser sailor.

  • Three New Zealanders in top 10 in Hyeres

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    Three of New Zealand's Laser sailors are in the top 10 at the Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères but all admitted to having their struggles at times on day four of the regatta.

  • Anzac dominance takes hold in Hyeres

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    The Anzac dominance of the Laser fleet at the Semaine Olympique Française regatta in Hyeres intensified on day three with the top six all from New Zealand and Australia.

  • Meech fends off Aussies in Hyeres

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    Sam Meech has had plenty of battles with his Australian rivals over the years and four are lurking right behind him after the second day of the Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres.

  • Sign up for new Oceans of Hope journey

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    Oceans of Hope was initially created to empower people living with the disease multiple sclerosis and they are running arguably their most challenging sailing event so far at the end of the year.

  • Rangitoto take out national teams racing title

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    Rangitoto College broke Auckland Grammar's run of titles by winning last week's New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championships at the Sandspit Yacht Club.

  • Sailor's Corner with Keryn McMaster

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    It’s a really exciting time to be a sailor, and a female sailor, as more and more opportunities open up in the sport and wider industry.

  • Lee Rush wins Optimist national title

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    George Lee Rush will head to the Optimist world championships full of confidence after winning the Optimist national championships in Auckland over Easter.

  • Regional Roundup - the central region

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    In our regular focus on the regions, central regional support officer Wayne Holdt takes a look at what's been going on in the bottom of the North Island. 

  • Maiden returns to NZ on another famous journey

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    The last time Maiden sailed into Auckland, she was winning a leg on the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race.

    On Saturday, she will sail in again, this time on an equally important mission.

  • Meech makes perfect start in Hyeres

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    Sam Meech has some good memories of sailing in Hyeres and he's on his way to creating some more after winning both of his races on the first day of the 51st Semaine Olympique Française overnight (NZ time).

  • Knots Racing clean up at NZ keelboat champs

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    Nick Egnot-Johnson and his Knots Racing team showed the value of their recent experiences competing in the United States by dominating the Theland New Zealand Open Keelboat Championships last weekend.

  • Gold for men's 470 at Genoa World Cup

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    Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox won their first World Cup Series regatta and first event in Europe, ensuring New Zealand sailors claimed a full set of medals in Genoa.

  • Two medals won in 49er at Genoa World Cup

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    New Zealand sailors collected two medals last night (NZ time) and have a chance of winning another tonight as the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in Genoa comes to a close.

  • Two Kiwi crews chase medals at Genoa World Cup

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be in familiar territory tonight (NZ time) when they race for a gold medal at the World Cup Series regatta in Genoa.

  • Nacra pair have their sights on good Genoa result

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    Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders feel like they have done enough sightseeing in Genoa and finally got to stretch the legs on a boat for a change on day four of the Hempel World Cup Series regatta.

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