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Aon National Youth Programme


The Aon National Youth Programme is part of the wider NZL Sailing High Performance programme.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Develop sailors capability to perform on the world stage 
  • Develop sailor led capabilities 
  • Encourage sailor's pathways into Olympic squads and campaigns. 

The programme is based around a series of national clinics scheduled from October to October each season. Alongside the clinics sailors are provided with coaching support at key events both domestically and overseas and are able to access regular support from YNZ class leads. 

More information can be found in the NZL Youth Sailing Handbook. 


To be eligible to attend the national programme, sailors must be committed to their sport, train regularly (a minimum of four days a week) and be capable of sailing in over 20 knots without tying a coach to a safety role.

Sailors should be committed to their sailing, motivated to learn and improve, and it is expected that they compete at their class nationals and the New Zealand Youth Championships.

There are several sessions planned across the country over the coming months. For the 2024/25 season:

  • Aon New to Youth Class Clinics
  • Aon Regional Youth Clinics 
  • Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta
  • Class New Zealand National Championships
  • Sir Peter Blake 

AYP Code of Conduct 

As part of the registration process, each sailor is expected to have read and must agree to the code of conduct. This applies to all sailors, coaches and support personnel attending clinics and YNZ national and international events. It can be found here. 

Aon Youth Programme Parent Code of Conduct 

For more information, please contact our Youth and Events Manager Sam Mackay 

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