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  • Sailors Cook up fun at Kohi girls regatta

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    If the group of nearly 100 females wondered where sailing could take them, it was standing in front of them at the Kohimarama Yacht Club on Saturday.

  • Push to grow open teams racing nationals

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    Organisers are hoping to build on the success of last year's New Zealand open teams racing national championships, which returned to the racing calendar after a 10-year absence.

  • MySail app helps connect boat owners and crew

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    It's a common refrain from boat owners that they can't find enough crew to go racing, which is having an impact on the size of fleets at some regattas.

  • Lion New Zealand makes special voyage

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    The significance might have been lost on most of the youngsters as they cast off from the docks, but for those involved with the NZ Sailing Trust today marked a special day.

  • Crews see the light at Jack Tar Auckland Regatta

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    The 2019 Jack Tar Auckland Regatta was dogged by light winds last weekend, but race management still manged to get enough racing in to keep things interesting.

  • Raging Hormones win back-to-back Young 88 titles

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    Andrew Wills and his team on board Raging Hormones rose above a bumper 16-boat fleet to win the 2019 Harken Young 88 National Championships in Auckland last weekend.

  • Hot racing expected at Feva nationals

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    The RS Feva is being used more and more by clubs as a transition boat for children moving into the youth classes and its popularity is expected to see more than 30 boats line up for next weekend's national championships at Torbay.

  • Titanium crew make history in Round NZ Two Handed Race

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    Chris Skinner became the first person to win back-to-back handicap honours in one of New Zealand's toughest races when he joined with co-skipper Shane Bellingham to win the SSANZ Round New Zealand Two Handed Race.

  • Regional Roundup - the central region

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

    Centenary celebrations

  • Sailor's Corner with Josh Armit

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    In the next instalment of a regular blog from a host of New Zealand sailors, Josh Armit writes about his transition from the youth classes to Olympic classes and the challenge of juggling that with school.

  • Yachting New Zealand invite clubs to donate to Christchurch fund

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    Like everyone in New Zealand and across the world, the team at Yachting New Zealand are deeply saddened by what happened in Christchurch last week.

  • O'pen Bic added to Aims Games lineup

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    Registration for this year's Anchor Aims Games is now open and for the first time the O’pen Bic is being offered alongside the Optimist.

  • Big fleet expected for Kohi girls regatta

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    As many as 100 sailors are expected to compete at Saturday's Predictwind Girls Championship Regatta at the Kohimarama Yacht Club when they will also hear from renowned ocean sailor Bianca Cook.

  • Volunteer boat drivers needed for America's Cup

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    The 2021 America's Cup promises to be spectacular and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are looking for boat drivers and crew for the event.

  • World champions added to NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team

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    Four more names, including the 420 world champions, have been added to the NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team to compete at this year's youth sailing world championships.

  • Austrians feeling at home in NZ ahead of world champs

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    Tanja Frank and Lorena Abicht won silver in the 49erFX at the last world championships and hope to go one better in 2019 which is why they spent more than a month in Auckland recently.

  • Discount on Volvo cars for member card holders

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    Volvo are one of the biggest supporters of sailing and boating in this country and offer discounts of up to 8 percent on new cars for Yachting New Zealand member card holders.

  • Malta to host inaugural offshore world champs

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    The inaugural edition of World Sailing's Offshore World Championship will be held in October 2020 in Valletta, Malta, alongside the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

  • Foiling helps lift windsurfing to new level

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    Once a month, a bunch of America's Cup sailors, ocean racers and former Olympic medallists gather alongside some young and others not so young at a lake on Auckland's North Shore.

  • Tokyo 2020 registrations open for NZ residents

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    It's less than 500 days to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and friends and family of competing athletes should think now about their travel plans.

  • Travel no barrier for Hansa North Island champs

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    Paulien Chamberlain sailed consistently well to take out the Hansa 303 North Island championships at the Ngaroto Sailing Club recently.

  • French Bay claim bragging rights at Manukau regatta

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    The Manukau Interclub Regatta Shield has been hotly contested for a number of years and 2019 was no exception, with only two points separating first and third.

  • Yachting NZ oppose scalping of superyachts for America's Cup

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    Yachting New Zealand have joined the growing opposition to a proposal to impose high anchorage fees on superyachts intending to visit for the 2021 Amercia’s Cup.

  • Big fleet to line up for Young 88 nationals

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    The Young 88 continues to prove its popularity with high levels of participation and building fleets in the North Island, South Island and West Island (New South Wales).

  • Lion New Zealand to return to the Waitemata

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    Sir Peter Blake’s Lion New Zealand will return to the Auckland Viaduct Harbour this afternoon at 4pm following an extensive 18-month restoration at Yachting Developments, Hobsonville.

  • Three added to 2019 NZL Sailing Team

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    This year shapes up as an important one for the country’s top sailors as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics quickly comes into focus and today’s announcement of the NZL Sailing Team is a key part of that.

  • Wellington pair end domination at Sanders Cup

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    There was a new winner of the Sanders Cup for the first time in six years as the Wellington pair of Wade McGee and Demian Dixon toppled their Northland rivals recently.

  • Four young women and their very different sailing pathways

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    Today is International Women's Day and, to mark the occasion, four women, all born in 1994, tell their stories about the vastly different directions they took in their sailing. By Elise Beavis, Gen Saunders, Alison Kent and Gemma Jones.

  • World Sailing look to clean things up around rule 55

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    World Sailing have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing sailing's environmental impact by indicating changes will be made to the way rule 55 is administered in the next version of the Racing Rules of Sailing.

  • Great Barrier kids have whale of a time at Have a Go!

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    Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! instructor Justin Hurst knew he was in a different part of the world when a couple of 2m bronze whaler sharks cruised past the group of youngsters he was teaching how to sail.

  • Regional Roundup - the bottom of the north

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    In our regular focus on the regions, northern regional support officer Raynor Haagh dives into what has been going on in the area.

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  • Safety Corner with Angus Willison

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    The recent report in the fatal accident involving Imedi during the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac highlighted a number of things all keelboat sailors should be aware of.

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