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  • YNZ Strategic Direction 2018-2021

    Governance documents
    Issue date

    Yachting New Zealand is the national body for sailing and boating in this country, with the principal aim of helping New Zealanders access, enjoy and succeed on the water for life.

  • YNZ Constitution

    Governance documents
    Issue date
  • Learn to Sail - Keelboat

    Governance documents

    Many affiliated Keelboat clubs offer three levels of Keelboat learn to sail courses.

    The courses are:

  • YNZ Risk Log and Action Plan (A reporting requirement for PCBU's under the HSWA 2016)

    Governance documents

    Risk Log and Action Plan is a reporting requirement for PCBU's under the HSWA 2016

  • Information on safety recovery systems

    Governance documents

    Many sailors with disabilities primarily sail boats with design features that make them virtually impossible to capsize, so would consider themselves to be “as safe as houses” and are probably in more danger crossing the road.

  • Good Ideas in brief - Ideas from various yacht clubs

    Governance documents
    • Clubs need Rules as well as a Constitution so that Rules can be changed whereas to change the constitution is much more complicated.
    • Regatta rules for keelboats should require that at least 50% of the crew is a member of the yacht club.
  • YNZ Olympic Class Pathway Guide

    Governance documents

    NOTE: There are many other paths that athletes and their clubs may prefer but cannot necessarily be the prime focus of our Olympic Development programme.

  • Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! (for schools)

    Governance documents

    The Volvo Sailing...Have a go! programme began in 2006 with one trailer, living the dream of Sir Peter Blake that all children should get the chance to go sailing.

  • Trust Funding

    Governance documents

    Trust funding is a great source of funding to support your club, its programmes and projects.

    Clubs need to be affiliated to their national body (YNZ) in order to get any funding over $300-$500.

  • Information on choosing the right lifejacket / personal flotation device for sailors with a disability

    Governance documents

    While the choice of what style life jacket/PFD is often dependant on the type of sailing and an individual’s preference, more care must be taken with the choice for persons with a disability.

  • Women on Water

    Governance documents

    Females represent slightly more of the country’s population but a much smaller percentage of yacht club membership. On average, females count for only 17-19% of the sailing population.

  • Conditions for running Charity Regattas

    Governance documents

    Clubs should be aware there are special conditions for running charity regattas. Strictly speaking these boats are deemed to be "for hire or reward" and should be operated under the Maritime Operator Safety System' (MOSS) scheme.

  • Sailing Games Book

    Governance documents

    Stuck for ideas on running training sessions? Want to make the Learn to Sail sessions more fun?

    Yachting New Zealand Sailing Games book has 40 fun sailing games for improving skills and knowledge.

  • Sponsorship

    Governance documents

    The YNZ Sponsorship Workbook is available to Clubs and Classes affiliated to Yachting New Zealand and to their members. For a copy please email mail@yachtingnz.org.nz

  • Information on PFD's (Lifejackets)

    Governance documents

    These guidelines were developed by a nation-wide industry group representing manufacturers, importers, retailers, boating organisations, New Zealand Defence Force local government and central government.

  • World Sailing Recognized Training

    Governance documents

    All Yachting New Zealand sailing qualifications are World Sailing Recognised, meaning they meet the standards set by the international body.

  • Clubs making submissions

    Governance documents

    Clubs should nominate a person(s) to keep up to date with matters that may pose a risk to local club activities. This could be in and on the water or the land where the club runs from.

  • Coaching Tools: Inclusive Coaching

    Governance documents

    Creating a coaching session that includes sailors of all levels and ability. So that everyone can practise and compete in the session with equal amount of coaching time and input.