Allan is a very competitive sailor and he has demonstrated his tenacity on a number of occasions when he can sail to victory from a position in a race that would have severely tested many a good sailor. But despite this fierce competitive nature Allan is still able to take out relatively novice sailors in club racing to introduce them into our sport.
Dates are firm - Far North Holdings has confirmed the sealed car park for our event; a very popular setting with more space for a congenial social environment. The band will be there to motivate that party-atmosphere without blasting eardrums from inside a marquee. And there will be a fun THEME NIGHT
From David Abercrombie: Could I ask that you take the time to read and support this amazing project with a submission before September 11th. This new space has the potential to be a world class training and competition venue for yachting, triathlon, ocean swimming, kayaking, Waka-ama, and many other marine based sports.
Sail Auckland 2013, NZ's only ISAF Grade 1 Regatta has been scheduled for February 2-5th. The Notice of Race is available now- check it out.
While Tauranga sailors Peter Burling and Jason Saunders took on the world at the 2012 Olympics off Weymouth, Alex Hart went to compete in the Bic Techno 293 world championships, and Oscar Rorvik was competing in the 420 world champs in Austria.
In August 2011 YNZ made a submission to the Tasman District Council regarding the Foreshore Scenic Reserve Management Plan. Good news! Two changes have been made in response to our submission: removing restrictions on motorized vessels and allowances for vessels to camp in the park.
Four young New Zealanders have just begun racing at the 2012 420 Open and Ladies World Championships- joining nearly four hundred sailors from 28 nations. Read this report from Team Leader Rob Burn.
Yachting New Zealand have re-named the Club Instructor qualification Learn to Sail Coach. There is a philosophical difference between the two titles of an 'Instructor' or 'Coach' and YNZ is continuing to align with Sport New Zealand's Coach Development Framework.
The idea of this drill is to start and head up wind towards the 3 top marks, practicing getting the roundings just right on their laylines.
Looking to know a bit more about what makes a coach tick, or how to progress your own coaching skills. Robert Hielkema interviews Starling coach Luke Stevenson.