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  • Introducing women's sailing manager Rosie Chapman

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    Yachting New Zealand are working on a number of ways to encourage more females to take up sailing, and then stay in the sport, and a key part of that is the appointment of Rosie Chapman.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Cambridge Yacht & Motor Boat Club

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    In an era when most sporting clubs are having to increase membership fees to offset rising costs, the Cambridge Yacht & Motor Boat Club have halved their boat-use fees.

  • Community feeling to Aon Girls Performance Clinic

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    More than 20 young females from a host of different classes came together on Sunday for the first Aon Girls Performance Clinic in Auckland.

  • Two scholarships to help top youth sailors

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    New Zealand's top youth sailors have the opportunity to seek funding from two scholarships to help their sailing ambitions this year.

  • Situations vacant - Yachting New Zealand

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    Yachting New Zealand is an organisation that can make a difference and we have an opportunity to join the team. 

    Coach development manager

  • Flying Machine take out Young 88 South Island title

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    The final day of racing in the Bayleys Young 88 South Island Championships saw an epic tussle between Craig Edwards’ team on Flying Machine and defending champion Harry Thurston on One Way. 

  • McIntosh's journey takes him to top of coaching world

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    Dorian van Rijsselberghe has a website called the Life of Dorian.

    Like a lot of athlete websites, it talks about his past, his present and his future – his journey as a windsurfer.

  • Classic look to Waitemata Harbour this weekend

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    Those who venture to the Waitemata Harbour this weekend will be treated to a sight that might not have been seen for 100 years.

  • Titanium take control of Two Handed Round NZ Race

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    A number of crews in the SSANZ Two Handed Round New Zealand Race were counting the cost of a punishing second leg, with breakages and damage a common theme on the seven boats.

  • North Island claim bragging rights at Interislander

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    Big fleets and great hospitality were once again features of the Interislander regatta at the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club last weekend.

  • Knots Racing look to tie up more success

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    It's touted as the grandfather of modern match racing and a bunch of young Kiwi upstarts are keen to shake up the old world order.

  • Yachting NZ join opposition to wharf extension

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    Yachting New Zealand have thrown their support behind a group who plan to protest a council proposal to extend Queen's Wharf by 90m.

  • Kiwi teams want to press case for NZ to host JJs

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    The JJ Giltinans will feel a bit different this year, with a New Zealand team going in as defending champions for the first time in nearly 50 years, and there's hope another victory will see the regatta come to these shores.

  • Isolation no barrier to Volvo Sailing... Have a Go!

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    Five days a week the ferry arrives from Auckland at Great Barrier Island.

  • Bay of Islands foiling week gets off to 'epic' start

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    "It was epic, absolutely epic," Darryl Honey enthused when reflecting on the inaugural foiling week in the Bay of Islands which finished up yesterday.

  • Strong fleets a feature at 49er national champs

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    The depth of 49er racing in this country was illustrated during the national championships at the weekend as Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn retained their title at the Murrays Bay Sailing Club.

  • Hungarians reign supreme at Flying Dutchman worlds

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    Szabolcs Majthenyi and András Domokos confirmed their status as the world's best Flying Dutchman sailors when they won their 13th title in Nelson yesterday. 

  • Zephyr nationals to be hotly contested

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    Sailors aged 15 to 76 will descend on Tauranga this weekend to compete in the upcoming Zephyr national championships.

  • Nelson hosts first world champs of any class

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    It's been 377 years since Abel Tasman brought his ships for a fleeting visit to the top of the south. This week, another fleet of Dutch origin descended on the region, writes Tim O'Connell of stuff.co.nz.

  • Aon Fast Track squad full of world champions

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    Past and present world champions and medallists litter the latest Aon Fast Track squad which was announced in Auckland today.

  • Wakatere reach environmental gold standard

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    The medals were handed out last week at the end of the OK Dinghy world championships and the Wakatere Boating Club received a gold standard of their own for their environmental work.

  • Fresh look to NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team

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    The NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team will have a fresh look to it this year with a number of newcomers added to the squad picked to represent New Zealand at the youth sailing world championships.

  • Second leg of Round New Zealand Race to test crews

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    Competitors in the SSANZ Two-Handed Round New Zealand Race will have a number of crucial decisions to make when they start the long, second leg today.

  • Discount on InSun Sunscreen for member card holders

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    InSun Sports Sunscreen is perfectly suited for sailing and boating because it doesn't wash off while swimming or sweat off under trying conditions and Yachting New Zealand member card holders can access a special discount.

  • Round NZ race a battle of boat, body and brain

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    Sall Garrett has some simple advice for anyone contemplating two-handed offshore racing - get a psychologist.

    "Honestly, it's is a brain game, so get someone to train your brain," she said.

  • Home advantage helps Slater to OK Dinghy world title

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    Dan Slater learned to sail off the waters of Auckland's East Coast Bays and that was a big reason why he won the OK Dinghy world championships today.

  • Are you getting the best insurance for your boat?

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    Aon are one of New Zealand's leading brokers for marine insurance and are big supporters of Yachting New Zealand.

    It's their job to make sure Yachting New Zealand members are covered both on and off the water.

  • Robertson looks to deliver a few blows at SailGP

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    It's sometimes claimed that Sydney Harbour is one of the world's largest harbours but it will feel small for the six teams competing in the SailGP and Phil Robertson wouldn't be surprised if there are a few incidents on the race course that result in a 

  • Dr Tom's circumnavigation of NZ coming to an end

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    Dr Tom Mulholland had to do some healthy thinking of his own as he stood knee deep in sewerage after the plumbing failed on his 12.5m launch.

  • Win a place on Steinlager II for Coastal Classic

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    The Duder Cup will have a youth focus this year with a place on Steinlager II for this year's Coastal Classic up for grabs.

  • Wanted: House swap for 49er/Nacra world champs

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    There are plenty of reasons to be in Auckland in December, not least of all the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships, but anyone keen to head to Canada at this time and interested in a house swap should read on.

  • Percy and Pedersen do the business at Flying 15 nationals

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    Heyden Percy and Scott Pedersen took care of Busineff at the Flying 15 national championships recently, even though there were a couple of times when it looked like she would break.

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