A search is on to find decent second-hand Lasers after it was found a number of young sailors looking to move into the class were struggling to find boats for the new season.
Entries for the PIC Coastal Classic close on October 5 and organisers are hopeful of meeting their target of 200 boats for the famous race.
As many as 25 young sailors will get the chance to follow in Sir Peter Blake's footsteps for the inaugural Blake Inspire programme.
Yachting New Zealand have updated their regulations regarding insurance requirements for national events with the aim of ensuring yacht clubs, their staff, volunteers and sailors are protected in case of an accident or incident which occurs during a national event.
Yachting New Zealand representatives presented their case to the hearings panel in Whangarei last week on behalf of yacht clubs and boaties on the proposed Northland Regional Plan.
Torbay Sailing Club have been hard at work over the winter, refitted and painting their committee boat.
The Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club have welcomed a number of new children to the club following the success of a recent Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! programme.
A trio of young New Zealanders last weekend took out the US match racing grand slam and received an invitation to compete in next year's Congressional Cup.
Garth Briden received the Bernie Schmidt Plate from the Auckland Yachting and Boating Association for outstanding service to Auckland yachting.
If you're one of many Auckland-based sailors who make the trip north to compete in the Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta, here's a great event you may be interested in - and it's free.