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  • Ep 7 - Leslie Egnot

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    Leslie Egnot was skipper and helm of America3, a women’s team who came agonisingly close to beating Dennis Conner and Stars and Stripes for the right to defend the Cup against Team New Zealand.

  • Strong competition for Zhik eSailing challenge

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    The lure of representing New Zealand motivated Chris Salmon to join a yacht club and participate in the Zhik New Zealand eSailing Challenge.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    It was fantastic to see so many people out sailing, boating and fishing at the weekend as the country moved into alert level 2.

  • Regional Roundup - around the country

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    In a departure from normal service, because these are not normal times, the regional support officers have collaborated to provide an update on what is going on in the regions.

    Connecting with clubs

  • Youth team to still be selected in 2020

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    A New Zealand youth sailing team will still be selected in 2020 despite the cancellation of this year's youth sailing world championships in Brazil.

  • Clean Sport 101 aimed at club level sportspeople

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    Club level sportspeople have been encouraged to “take the 101” and learn how the sports anti-doping rules apply to them.

  • Win a refund and $300 fuel voucher with Bluebridge

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    Bluebridge will provide a full refund and $300 fuel to one lucky customer a month for the next four months as the Cook Strait ferry company rebuilds following lockdown.

  • Young 88s embrace shorthanded sailing

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    Mixed shorthanded sailing has received a boost with the Young 88 mixed doubles trophy for the first mixed crew online during the Lewmar SSANZ Two Handed Triple Series.

  • YNZ receive clarity around alert level 2

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    Yacht clubs can return to safe activity under alert level 2 following advice received from Sport New Zealand this morning.

  • Ep 6 - Sam and Molly Meech

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    Sam and Molly Meech are best known for winning bronze and silver respectively at the 2016 Rio Olympics but they took a unique path on their way to the top.

  • Pest proof your boat before returning to the water

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    Pests have had free range under lockdown and it’s important boaties pest proof their boats after lockdown to protect our harbours and pest-free islands.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    Yachting New Zealand are seeking clarification from Sport New Zealand as yacht clubs look to make a safe return to activity under alert level 2.

  • Ep 5 - Glenn Ashby

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    Glenn Ashby is New Zealand's favourite Australian sailor and in 2017 skippered Emirates Team New Zealand to victory in the America's Cup in Bermuda.

  • Starling class set new dates for nationals

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    The Nelson Yacht Club will host a rescheduled Starling national championships on December 5-7.

  • Aon leads the pack with yacht club insurance

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    By Sam Gunn of Aon New Zealand

    The Affiliated Yacht Club Insurance Package scheme has provided huge benefits to clubs all across the country from small to large and renewals are fast approaching on June 1, 2020.

  • Sailing and boating to return under level 2

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    It was exciting to learn earlier today that all yachting and boating activity is allowed under alert level 2.

  • Clubs can apply for $1000 as part of Sport NZ fund

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    Sport NZ has created a $25 million package to provide further short-term relief for organisations at all levels of sport and active recreation.

  • Glenn Ashby to feature on Broad Reach Radio

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    Emirates Team New Zealand's Glenn Ashby is the main guest on tomorrow's fifth episode of Broad Reach Radio - the Yachting New Zealand podcast.

  • It's time to renew your PHRF and IRC

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    The current PHRFs expire on May 31, 2020, so keelboat owners who intend racing in the upcoming season need to revalidate these certificates now.

    Click here to re-validate your PHRF

  • No better time than now to support local

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    New Zealand is starting to wind back into gear and there's no better time than now to support local businesses. 

    That includes some of Yachting New Zealand's valued partners and sponsors, including Harken Fosters.

  • Regional Roundup - the bottom of the north

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    The Regional Roundup from my perspective this month should be more appropriately named My Life and Times Around the Home - Again, as I’m sure it is for many of you.

  • Add your event onto the updated regatta calendar

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    The regatta calendar is expected to fill up fast with a number of clubs and class associations having already rescheduled national events postponed because of Covid-19.

  • Ep 4 - Bianca Cook

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    In 2018 Bianca Cook became the first Kiwi woman since 2001/02 to compete in the Ocean Race and now she's looking to be the first Kiwi woman to skipper a boat in the iconic round the world race.

  • Some marine companies can return to the water

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    Certain sectors of the marine industry have been given permission to restart some on-water operations under alert level 3.

  • Setting up eSailing at your club

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    Perfect time to start eSailing on Virtual Regatta - free to play

  • Enter the Zhik New Zealand eSailing Challenge

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    We might not be able to get on the water right now, but it doesn't mean we can't go sailing.

  • Ep 3 - Phil Robertson

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    Phil Robertson is a Kiwi sailor in demand as a multiple world world champion, SailGP skipper and former world No 1 match racer, but it wasn't always an easy pathway to the top.

  • Some ideas for your club on Earth Day

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    Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and is traditionally a day when people gather to appreciate and respect the natural world through activities such as beach cleans and tree planting but this year it's going digital due to the lockdown and so

  • Regional Roundup - the central region

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    Central regional support officer Wayne Holdt takes a look at what has been happening in his area and offers a number of suggestions for clubs and their members to consider during lockdown restrictions and into the future.

  • NZ family face uncertain future in Maldives lockdown

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    It might sound like there are worse places in the world to be under lockdown than the Maldives but for one Kiwi family on a cruising adventure Covid-19 is just as scary and uncertain as it is for the rest of us.

  • Dave's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    It might not be what everyone wants to hear right now but, as a sport, we need to be patient and support our government.

  • NZIODA can see bright future for the class

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    by David Kayrouz - NZIODA president

    NZIODA have been encouraged by the support we've received since announcing our intention to hold the Optimist national championships at the Worser Bay Boating Club in November.

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