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  • LiteClub help yacht clubs become more sustainable

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    LiteClub have helped more than 50 yacht clubs save an average of $6000 per club simply by them being more efficient with electricity, water, and waste.

  • Aon Club of the Month - Taipa Sailing Club

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    It’s always hoped that after any regatta, travelling sailors return home keen to compete at the venue again. It’s also hoped that it has a positive impact on the local community.

  • Meech wins another silver medal at Laser Europeans

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    There's a good reason why Sam Meech is seen as one of the world's most consistent Laser sailors and today he added another silver medal, this time at the Laser European championships in Porto.

  • Meech chasing a medal at Laser European champs

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    Sam Meech produced the sort of day he expects on day five of the Laser European championships in Porto and it has left him with an outside chance of picking up a medal.

  • Situations vacant - YNZ youth coordinator

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    New Zealand sailing is on a high but it's important to sustain success which is why the appointment of a Yachting New Zealand youth coordinator is a critical one.

  • David's Desk May 2019 - An update from the CEO

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    Yachting New Zealand have been working on a wide-ranging women and girls in sailing strategy which is aimed at not only increasing female participation but also retention in the sport.

  • NZ sailors looking to move up at Laser Europeans

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    It's a game of fine margins at the top level of sailing and it didn't always go in the favour of the New Zealand squad on the fourth day of the Laser Europeans in Porto today.

  • NZ sailors well poised at Laser European champs

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    New Zealand's sailors emerged from an often treacherous qualifying series in good shape heading into gold fleet racing at the Laser European championships in Porto.

  • Meech fights back at Laser European champs

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    Sam Meech isn't used to making too many mistakes but he still managed to limit the damage to remain in contention at the Laser European championships in Porto.

  • Join the action for the 49er/FX and Nacra 17 worlds

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    December's Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships are expected to dish up some spectacular racing and fans are invited to venture to Auckland to experience some of the action.

  • 29er and 420 have a go days open youngsters' eyes

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    Young sailors unsure about what their next move in the sport might be had the chance to try out a couple of different double-handed classes recently at the Kohimarama Yacht Club.

  • NZ Laser sailors looking to continue run at European champs

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    New Zealand's Laser sailors looked to build on this country's success in other classes as racing got under way at the Laser European championships in Porto overnight (NZ time).

  • Rough & Reddy crew win Elliott 5.9 nationals

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    The boat might be known as Rough & Reddy and the crew are certainly effective as they took out their fifth consecutive title at the Elliott 5.9 national championships in Napier recently.

  • Burling and Tuke win European 49er title

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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took a big step in their comeback to trying to defend their Olympic title when they won the 49er European championships in Weymouth today.

  • Maloney claims silver at Finn Europeans

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    Andy Maloney had a chance of collecting silver on the final day of the Finn European championships in Athens if everything went his way and the medal race couldn't have worked out any better for the New Zealand sailor.

  • Medals on the menu for NZ sailors at Euro champs

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    One medal is in the bag and another couple are a possibility as a handful of European sailing championships come to a close.

  • Maloney chasing another medal at Finn Europeans

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    Andy Maloney has his sights on another medal as he enters the final stages of the Finn European championships in Athens.

  • Kiwi sailors in the hunt at European championships

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    It's often said the real racing doesn't start until gold fleet racing but a number of New Zealand sailors have given themselves every chance of success at the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European championships with some impressive results in qualifying.

  • 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.

  • Regional Roundup - the bottom of the north

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    In our regular focus on the regions, northern regional support officer Raynor Haagh takes a look at what's been going on in the southern area of the top half of the North Island. 

    Have-a-go days at local clubs a success

  • Event applications due to host 2019/20 nationals

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    Planning has started for next summer as the 2018/19 sailing season wraps up.

    Each class affiliated to Yachting New Zealand is automatically granted the right to hold one national championship annually.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Hyundai 49er, 49erFx and Nacra 17 world championships 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.

  • 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.

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