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Canterbury Yachtie of the Year

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.

Christchurch Clubs offer sailing to youngsters through fundraising initiative

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.

Record attendance at Auckland's Inclusive Coaching workshop

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.

Learn to Sail and Refresher courses for adults

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.

Techno, RS:X and Windsurf Board season about to kick into full gear

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.

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