GOfuel offer discounts for Yachting New Zealand’s membership card holders and smartphone app users of between five and 10 cents a litre at the pump and have the added benefit of helping put money back into yachting and boating.
Two new initiatives are features of this year's Yachting New Zealand Commodores Conference at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club in Auckland on Saturday, June 9.
In our regular feature on the regions, regional support officer Ian Gardiner looks at what's been going on in the top half of the South Island.
Last year's PIC Coastal Classic saw one of the closest finishes for some time but this year organisers are hoping to attract one of the biggest fleets.
The Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club will celebrate their cetennial next summer with a raft of top regattas, including three national championships.
Expectations are high at least 20 boats will compete in next year's women's national keelboat championships which would be comparable in size to fleets seen in the heyday of the late 1980 and early 1990s.
Sailability Wellington have set up a Mariners Shed, a boaties version of the popular Menz Shed, which is unique in New Zealand and possibly in the world.
The summer sailing season is coming to an end but it doesn't mean the sport shuts down, because there are winter regattas and series on offer from junior classes through to the bigger boats, as well as cruisers seeking out the warm weather.
Get your entries in for the 41st annual Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club RSA Regatta on April 22.
Raynor Haagh is the new regional support officer for the southern area of the northern region.