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Helena Sanderson and Jack Honey

Youth Programme

The Yachting New Zealand Youth Programme - An opportunity to deliver a world class sailing programme that creates the best conditions for people to thrive. 

On this page you will find information about: 


 The programme aims to:

  • Develop the skill range of New Zealand youth sailors to create future opportunities 
  • Win medals at world championships 
  • Inspire and educate sailors towards Olympic campaigns and other international racing 


  • Many of our current NZL Sailing Team were previous medalists at either a Youth Sailing World Championships or international class world championships

  • Expose young people to exceptional life memories and experiences across different cultures

  • Sailing develops life skills and supports individual goals

Core beliefs of the programme:

  • World class training for athletes with ambitious goals 
  • Leadership, sharing and passing down of knowledge
  • Enjoying the process 
  • Develop sailor led capabilities 
  • Our New Zealand squad culture and the connection to the Kiwi way 
  • Celebrate success



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