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  • Gulf Classic more than a yacht race

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    The annual Waikato Yacht Squadron Gulf Classic is more than just a sailing race, it's an event you can make a weekend of.

  • A century of change at Takapuna Boating Club

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    It didn't take long after the club's creation for the Takapuna Boating Club to delve into a variety of activities and it's a tradition that has continued through to today.

  • Regional Roundup - the northern region

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    In the first of our Regional Roundups for the year, regional support officer Hayden Whitburn looks at what has been going on in the northern regions.

  • Waitangi claims classic win on Auckland Anniversary

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    The classic Logan brothers cutter Waitangi has been announced as winner in the A Classic division of yesterday's 180th Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.

  • Tight racing a feature of Bay Week

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    Top honours were often shared across the divisions at the end of the 18th edition of New Zealand’s biggest multi-day keelboat regatta, the CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week.

  • RNZYS planning Bridge 2 Bean race

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron plan to run a Bridge 2 Bean Rock race for dinghies and foiling vessels in 2021 as part of their 150th celebrations.

  • Entries open for Wellington 24-hour race

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    The fourth edition of the annual 24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race will take place in Wellington on the weekend of March 14-15.

  • Manly to host RS Feva world champs

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    The RS Feva has been growing in popularity among clubs around the country and that will be reflected in the number of entries for 2021 RS Feva world championships at the Manly Sailing Club.

  • Reynolds-Smith takes big step with national title

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    Courtney Reynolds-Smith feels like the hard work is paying off after she claimed the Laser Radial title at the Mitre 10 Mega Laser National Championships in New Plymouth at the weekend.

  • Round North Island Race a family affair

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    Family connections will be a feature of racing in division one in next month's Evolution Sails Round North Island Yacht Race.

  • Rawene to sail with maiden crew on Anniversary Day

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    The Auckland Anniversary Regatta has seen many changes over the course of its 180 year history, but one sight that’s still rare to behold as the A Classic fleet of vintage yachts takes to the harbour is a majority of women on board.

  • Plenty of action at Waikawa New Year Regatta

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    The Marlborough Sounds delivered a complete set of wind conditions over the weekend for the Giesen New Year regatta and Friday’s First National invitation race.

  • Takapuna to celebrate centenary next month

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    A look through the schedule of events for next month's Takapuna Boating Club centenary celebrations illustrates how much the club has changed over the past 100 years.

  • Promising start to the year for young Kiwis

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    Sailors have to contend with a lot of environmental factors when competing but rarely smoke and the Australian bushfires have cast a pall over a number of regattas across the Tasman recently.

  • Howse does the Tauranga and Tanner Cup double

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    Tim Howse didn't need to check the weather forecasts to know what sort of day it was going to be on each morning of the recent Tanner and Tauranga Cups. He could see as soon as he opened the curtains and it left him with a smile on his face.

  • Record numbers to compete at Bay Week

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    The CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week will welcome its biggest ever fleet next week in the 18th instalment of New Zealand's biggest multi-day keelboat regatta.

  • Tight finish to O'pen Skiff nationals

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    Tight racing was a feature of the O'pen Skiff national championships at the Napier Sailing Club, with the under-13 division in particular going down to the wire.

  • RNZYS to host youth match racing worlds

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    Twelve teams from 10 countries will descend on the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron next month for the Harken 2020 Youth Match Racing World Championships.

  • Junior is first Kiwi to win Finn world title

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    For a brief moment Josh Junior thought he was in trouble during today's medal race but he did what he had done all week - sailed fast - to become the first New Zealander to win the Finn Gold Cup (world championships).

  • Junior has gold in sight at Finn Gold Cup

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    It was a scorching day in Melbourne but Josh Junior kept his cool on the penultimate day of the Finn Gold Cup (world championships) and is in the driving seat to secure the gold medal.

  • Kiwis on the medal hunt at Finn Gold Cup

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    Melbourne has thrown up something different every day this week but it hasn't phased Josh Junior and he's produced consistently good results to establish a handy lead after four days of the Finn Gold Cup (world championships).

  • Kiwis continue to shine at Finn Gold Cup

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    The leaderboard is starting to take shape after two days of the Finn Gold Cup (world championships) in Melbourne but it still shows two Kiwis in the top three.

  • Knots Racing finish 'solid' year on a high

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    Nick Egnot-Johnson channelled all of his inner Kiwiness when describing 2019 as a "solid" year.

  • Foiling classes included in Aon clinics

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    Aaron McIntosh couldn't help himself. 

  • Kiwis make great start to Finn Gold Cup

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    Andy Maloney and Josh Junior made a brilliant start to the Finn Gold Cup in Melbourne, with the pair sitting on top of the leaderboard after day one.

  • Kiwi pair out to continue success at Finn Gold Cup

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    Andy Maloney and Josh Junior were glued to their laptop last weekend, caught up in the drama of the final day of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

  • New waste measures on Great Barrier Island

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    Boaties are being urged to consider waste disposal when visiting Aotea / Great Barrier Island after new measures were introduced for the popular destination.

  • David's Desk - an update from the CEO

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    Last week's Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships provided an exciting finish to what has been a busy and rewarding year.

  • Anniversary Day Regatta adds another venue

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    A new centreboard venue has been added to the list of clubs taking part in the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta on January 27.

  • Help sponsor a Live Ocean albatross tracker

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    Yachting New Zealand are getting behind Live Ocean, a marine conservation charity set up by Olympic sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, and have encouraged members to join them in sponsoring a GPS satellite tracker to help save the Antipodean albatros

  • Young guns going for gold at Bay Week

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    Five youth sailors from Naval Point Club Lyttelton have their sights on victory at New Zealand’s biggest keelboat regatta in January. 

  • Nelson teenagers win youth scholarship

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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Mastercard national youth training weeks are currently underway on Kawau Island, and one lucky team from Waimea College in Nelson are there courtesy of winning a scholarship from event sponsors Mastercard.

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