YNZ's Intermediate School programme Sailing... Have A Go! is back in season. The three mobile units continue to provide young people with a sailing experience, and one that disabled kids can take part along with their peers.
Learn to Sail
The Mander Yachting Trust “Canterbury Yachtie of the Year” awards were held recently at Naval Point Club Lyttelton. This annual event gives Canterbury clubs and class associations the opportunity to recognise local sailors and volunteers in a number of categories, both on and off the water. As in previous years this fairly informal event proved to be a good pre-season opportunity for members of the Canterbury sailing community to get together and enjoy some light refreshments and catch up with old and new friends.
Chilly Christchurch weather didn't deter a group of enthusiastic children attending an Introduction to Sailing Course at Naval Point Club Lyttelton earlier this week.
The course is one of five on during October being made possible by a combined fundraising initiative involving Yachting New Zealand’s Sailing… Have a Go! programme and CAMPER (with Emirates Team New Zealand) to benefit the yacht clubs of post-earthquake Christchurch with a view to re-vitalising activity and interest in sailing during a difficult time. Five different Christchurch yacht clubs are involved and offering introductory sailing courses.
On October 8th there was a record turn out for an Inclusive Coaching workshop at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, attended by twenty two people from seven different yacht clubs. The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and Yachting New Zealand delivered the workshop together as a coach orientated workshop that enhances current knowledge and promotes the inclusion of disabled sailors.
French Bay Yacht Club in Titirangi has got four one-day sailing courses for adults this summer season, and is now accepting bookings.
They are a great way to learn (or re-learn) the basics that you need to start sailing regularly with the club. They are run by Elements Watersports sailing school so you get instructors who know what they are doing and who can help you get up to speed quickly.
The Murrays Bay Sailing Club STACK Winter Champs’ 6-8 October will be the start of the 2012-13 Kendall Cup Racing Season. There will be seven regattas held throughout the New Zealand including the major dinghy regattas such as Sir Peter Blake, North Islands, South Islands (Inaugural trip), and Auckland Champs.
The Ponsonby Primary kids all had an amazing day last Friday 14th, September 2012. This from parent, and sailor, Lanee Beashel…
A windsurfing Open Day held recently at Rotorua Yacht Club proved a huge success with local kids welcomed along to the yacht club to try out the sport. Around half of those who showed up will be back at the Club for more.
The 58th Annual General Meeting of Yachting New Zealand will be held on Saturday 13th October 2012. Notice of any resolution and/or nomination to be proposed at the AGM shall be sent to the CEO not later August 24th.
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.