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  • Familiar faces return for 2019 Bay Week

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    The 2019 edition of NZ’s biggest multi-day keelboat regatta will see the return of several boats that have previously sailed in the event, but not for a number of years.

  • Spaces still available for Volvo Sailing... Have a Go!

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    Nearly 1300 students have taken part in the Volvo Sailing…Have a Go! programme so far this summer, and schools can still register to sign up for term 1.

  • Sailor's Corner with Olivia Christie

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    In the first of a regular blog from a host of New Zealand sailors, Olivia Christie writes about what it meant for her to win the Sir Peter Blake Memorial Trophy and what more she needs to do to achieve on the international stage.

  • Wislang hopes history repeats in Sydney Hobart Race

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    The last time Daryl Wislang won the Volvo Ocean Race, he finished the year by taking out line honours in the famed Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

  • Gradual changes prompting a rethink within NZIODA

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    Most sailors in this country start out in an Optimist. New Zealand International Optimist Dinghy Association president David Kayrouz provides an update on the class.

  • Win sailing adventure at Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

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    One young sailor will win the experience of a lifetime at the 2019 Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, thanks to event sponsor Spirit of Adventure Trust.

  • 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.

    Pt Chevalier Sailing Club centenary celebrations 1919–2019

  • Cook has the ingredients to succeed at Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

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    Bianca Cook is still struggling with the idea that she belongs.

  • Tracy Edwards and Maiden Factor to visit New Zealand

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    Tracy Edwards and the Maiden crew changed the way people thought about women in sailing and now the same combination are trying to make a difference to millions of females worldwide.

  • 2019 prohibited substance list about to come into force

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    The 2019 prohibited substance list has been published and will come into effect on January 1, 2019.

    It is up to each athlete and the athlete's support team to make sure they understand the changes to the list so they are not caught out. 

  • Good international lineup for NZ Women's Match Racing Champs

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    The New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Championships is shaping up to be the best in years, with a stellar international lineup already booked in to compete.

  • Top sailors lined up for Laser nationals

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    The world's top two Laser sailors will headline next month's Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Laser National Championships at the Manly Sailing Club.

  • Get in quick for Dr Dave's offshore medic course

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    Dr Dave Austin will be back in March to run his annual offshore medical course at the Auckland Sailing Club.

  • Classic launches to contest Rudder Cup for third time

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    The Rudder Cup will be contested on Friday for just the third time in 110 years, a 108 nautical mile race from Westhaven Tower to Sail Rock and back for vintage launches.

  • Get 20% discount on Lawson's Dry Hills wines

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    Yachting New Zealand member card holders are entitled to a 20 percent discount** off the award-winning wines from Lawson’s Dry Hills.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Wairoa Yacht Club

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    Sailing is trying to find ways to become more spectator-friendly but it’s not a problem at the Wairoa Yacht Club.

  • Old4New is back to save lives this summer

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    Kiwi boaties across the country will have the opportunity to check and upgrade their lifejackets thanks to Coastguard’s Old4New lifejacket upgrade campaign back again this summer.

  • Regional Roundup - the central region

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    We've seen a busy start to the season in the central region and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, writes Wayne Holdt.

  • Big centreboard fleets expected for Anniversary Day Regatta

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    They may be small in size, but the centreboard fleets taking part in the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Regatta represent by far the largest portion of participants, with hundreds of sailors expected to take to the water in dinghies all over Auckland as

  • Countdown on to 2019 49er, FX and Nacra worlds

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    It’s all relatively quiet at the moment but in 12 months’ time the world’s best skiff and catamaran sailors will be buzzing around the waters off the Royal Akarana Yacht Club for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

  • Skippers wanted to lead teen sailing programmes in the Caribbean

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    Over the past 25 years, Broadreach have taken more than 17,000 students on experiential education programmes to more than 40 countries.

  • Yachting New Zealand launch initiative to get more girls into sailing

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    "I sail because I feel like I'm free and I can do whatever I want. I also like it because it challenges me."

  • Squadron teams continue to shine on international stage

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's youth training programme continues to produce talented sailors, with teams finishing first and second at the 2018 Musto International Youth Match Racing Regatta in Sydney at the weekend.

  • Christie claims top prize at Sir Peter Blake Regatta

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    Daryl Wislang is used to going for days without seeing anyone other than his crewmates so it was quite a different scene at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta at Torbay at the weekend as boats skirted across the water, kids buzzed around the beachfront and par

  • Send us a great pic of your club

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    We're looking for a great shot of your club to go on our website.

  • Small sailing trust with big plans celebrates new jetty

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    More than 300 people were on hand to officially open the Sailability Wellington Trust's new jetty at the Titahi Bay Boating Club recently.

  • Some ideas to fill the Christmas stocking

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    It's not long until Christmas, so here are a couple of ideas for some stocking fillers.

  • Strong numbers expected at Lawson's Dry Hills New Year Regatta

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    More than 60 boats are expected for the Lawson's Dry Hills New Year Regatta, making it the largest keelboat regatta in New Zealand south of Auckland.

  • Joint winners at Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards

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    A crew who broke a 44-year drought for New Zealand and a couple of Kiwi sailors who helped Dongfeng Race Team win the closest Volvo Ocean Race in history were tonight named Orbit World Travel Sailors of the Year at the annual Volvo Yachting Excellence A

  • Nelson teen wins scholarship to Nespresso national youth training week

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    Georgia Schokking, a promising young female sailor from the Nelson Yacht Club, has won a scholarship to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's popular Nespresso National Youth Training Week.

  • Win Cook Strait ferry tickets with Bluebridge

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    Be in to win a return trip for two adults and your car on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries - and have one year to use the prize.

  • Entries open for Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta

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    A number of world-class sailors are expected to compete at February's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, especially as it will be sailed at the venue for the 2019 49er, FX and Nacra 17 world championships.

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