by Yachting NZ
The Yachting New Zealand Regulations Part 2 which relate to the Awards should be read in full when making a nomination. Please download them from the website and take a look through. There you will also find the official nomination form.
Up to ten Performance Awards and up to ten Service Awards will be presented annually and it is very important to consider your nomination carefully and to provide the best supporting information possible. No doubt the Judging Panel will have some tough decisions to make!
A nomination can be made by any Yachting New Zealand affiliated Yacht Club or Class Association or any member thereof. Nominations will not be accepted without an accompanying digital photograph of the nominee of at least 200KB. On the water, portrait, action or otherwise is fine – but make sure you send us at least one photo.
Nominees in all categories will be considered by the judging panel for the major prize – the Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy for Sailor of the Year, which will be announced and presented on the night.
Find more information on the Award categories and the nomination form here. Nominations close on September 1st 2011.Please contact Beth Orton, Event Manager for 2011 with any questions relating to the Yachting Excellence Awards. email@example.com
Dates to note: In accordance with the current Constitutional requirements:
Notice of any resolution and/or nomination to be proposed at the AGM shall be sent to the CEO not later than 50 days before the said meeting. Closing date: 5pm, Friday 9th September 2011 Nominations for the Board of Directors are to be received in writing to the CEO by a member yacht club no later than 5pm, Friday 9th September 2011.
The positions of two Board members will be elected as per Article 14.3, 14.4 &14.5 of the Yachting New Zealand Constitution; the retiring directors (Richard Gladwell and Graeme Robinson) may be re-elected.
The Board Advisory committees (KORC, Olympic, High Performance Classes, Junior Classes, Sailors with Disabilities, Cruising and Powerboat, and Race Management) positions as per the Constitution will be selected by the Board. Recommendations of suitable individuals should be made in writing to the CEO 9am, Monday 1st August 2011 so the Boards selection process can be completed on a timely basis.
This plan will impact all users of this area. Yacht Clubs have indicated to YNZ that there are some areas of serious concern within this plan including question marks over the continued free access to some areas of the reserve including the estuaries.
Dennis Win, Patron of Nelson Yacht Club and the representative for boating groups on the ATSFR Forum suggests “the whole ATFSR is a test case by DOC to extend its sphere of influence”.
Dennis considers the areas of concern to include (but not limited to):
We encourage yacht clubs and boat owners who have an interest in this area to find out more hereand consider making a submission on the draft plan. Submissions are due on August 8th 2011.
The Northern region involves travel through Auckland and Northland. The Central Region from Wellington to Gisborne and across to New Plymouth. The Southern Region position encompasses the whole of the South Island. This is a contract position commencing mid October 2011 and continuing through until mid April 2012.
Sailing…Have a Go! is all about giving children the opportunity to experience the thrills and spills of sailing. Therefore a fun and energetic personality along with experience teaching children the basics of sailing is a must! A willingness to travel away from home and an ability to self manage are prerequisite.
This is a great chance for someone who is looking to broaden their instructing experience and perhaps be looking ahead to a career in Sailing Instruction & Coaching. Please note that only people with a right to reside and work in New Zealand should apply.
More information on the programme is available online at www.sailing.org.nz.
Applications close on 20 July 2011. For a Job Description or further information please contact Gerry Booth firstname.lastname@example.org (09) 361 4022
Applications, preferably via email, should be sent to Dianne Logan, email@example.comPostto PO Box 91209, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
Yachting New Zealand’s selectors announced that Jon-Paul Tobin and Natalia Kosinska will represent New Zealand in the Men’s and Women’s RS:X windsurfing events. They join those sailors named in March this year to make up the New Zealand Team to sail at this important event staged just one year from the real deal Olympic Games.
The latest selections follow the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta staged earlier this month in Weymouth where Tobin narrowly missed out on the gold medal in the Men’s windsurfing event. Natalia Kosinska placed 16th in Weymouth in the Women’s Windsurfing where her scorecard included a good number of top ten race finishes including race win.
Entry quota for this event dictates just one entry per nation in each of the ten Olympic events, just as it will be in 2012. The full kiwi sailing team includes...
Laser: Andrew Murdoch
Laser Radial: Sara Winther
Women’s 470: Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie
Men’s 470: Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders
Star: Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk
Finn: Dan Slater
49er: Peter Burlingand Blair Tuke
Men’s RS:X: Jon-Paul Tobin
Women’s RS:X: Natalia Kosinska
All New Zealand’s Olympic campaigners have been under the watchful eye of selectors and the kiwi team competing in Weymouth this year have each earned their spot through performance at key regattas, however this doesn’t guarantee them a place on the Olympic Team for 2012. With national qualification in each event not possible before December this year, actual team selection for the Olympic Games will not be determined until the opening months of 2012 at the earliest.
Jez Fanstone, Yachting New Zealand Olympic Director explains what he wants to get out of the Olympic Test Event: “Because this event simulates the Olympic Games in terms of racing format and the smaller fleet numbers it provides a chance for our sailors, coaches and support crew to have a dress rehearsal,” says Fanstone. “If something crops up that we hadn’t anticipated we’d rather know about it now and then we have the coming year to sort it out.”
The kiwi team will also include a full contingent of coaching, medical and administration support.
The team leaves New Zealand in July to travel to Weymouth, England to prepare for the regatta. Windsurfing opens the racing schedule on 4th August with final medal races set for 13th August.
NZL Sailing Team on Facebook
Except for multihull pair Tomer and Ellie, who are currently training in France with coach Shelley Hessen, the team leaves New Zealand this Sunday set to arrive in Zadar on Monday.
Here are the key dates...
7 – 8 July: Registration, equipment allocation, practice and opening ceremony
9th July: Race Day 1 – 2 races
10th July: Race Day 2 – 3 races
11th July: Race Day 3 – 2 races
12th July: Reserve Day
13th July: Race Day 4 – 2 races
14th July: Race Day 5 – 2 races
15th July: Race Day 6 – 1 race and closing ceremony
Want to find out more?
Find out who is in the team here
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Visit the regatta website for event details
The event is for those that have not attained their 22nd birthday before or on 31 December 2012. There will be Open competition (men and women also can sail together) and Women’s competition.
The Takapuna Boating Club and the New Zealand 470 Association would like to see as many competitors as possible participating in the regatta.
This is a great opportunity to be a part of an International event and represent your country. So this summer is the time to get started training and racing.
Charter boats will be available – used or new. To register your interest in a charter boat, contact Dave MacKay at Mackay Boats or Paul Francis.
Dave Mackay: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Francis: pauldonfrancis@gmailcom
This regatta will be followed by 2012 Sail Auckland and the 2012 470 Nationals all in Auckland.
Two domestic match race regattas on the 2011 calendar provide an opportunity for women crews to compete and show their potential to selectors. The first was the Musto Cup run by the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in February and the second is on in October in Wellington.
From 6th – 9th October Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Clubwill host the NZL Sailing Team Women’s Match Racing Championships.
Those interested in attending and competing can find more information in theYNZ on-line Event Calendaror get in touch with Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club.
Young sailors will now be able to train and race the boats through the winter and will be better prepared for the Elliot 6 regattas the Club participates in, along with the central region clubs in Wellington.
“With a lot of university students back home at the moment they too will get their chance to have a crack on the boats. We will also be setting up a match racing program for the senior sailors but this will run in the evening during the summer - it’s a bit cold for the old fellows in winter,” says Wayne Holdt, Yachting New Zealand Regional Support Officer.
“While many clubs are reluctant to own boats, Taranaki Youthsail (a subcommittee of NPYC) have done a wonderful job having purchased six 420s for teams racing as well as the two Elliot 5.9s, this initiative will enable us to keep our young sailors involved for longer in the yacht club.”
The SPARC Sport Volunteer Awards offer a simple way for Kiwis to recognise not just coaches but all 800,000 volunteers at the heart of New Zealand community sport – referees, administrators, fundraisers, kit-washers, coaches – the lot!
How to nominate… Any member of the public can nominate a sport volunteer at www.sparc.org.nz/volunteers
With each nomination, a thank-you e-card is created which goes directly to the nominee. It will include a personal message from the person who nominated them. Alternatively, hard copy nomination forms are available at regional sports trust offices.
Each regional sports trust will pick winners from the three award categories. They are:
Nominations close midnight, 23 August 2011, with each regional sports trust choosing and announcing winners at events after that.
Don’t miss a fun filled weekend of sailing and social events. See the Club website for details. www.pigeonbayboatingclub.org.nz
Register your interest today at email@example.com
“This dinner is to celebrate the inclusion of the 470 class in the 2016 Olympics and the 2012 Junior 470 Worlds being held here in New Zealand,” explains Jan Shearer from the Class Association. “And also a chance for all sailors to meet up and to generally promote the event and help locate 470 boats and potential crews for the regatta.”
For more information about the 470 Reunion Dinner see www.takapunaboating.org.nzTickets will be available through the Yacht Club.
The New Zealand OK Dinghy Association has announced the 2011-2012 schedule for the world’s premiere OK class circuit, the NZOK Tour.
Image © OceanPhotography
This season the Tour will take in six regattas around New Zealand with each sailor’s best four results to count towards overall Tour championship points. The Tour regattas will be as follows:
Rum Bucket - Auckland (Wakatere Boating Club) , 22 - 23 October
Turangi International Ope - Turangi (Turangi Yacht Club) , 19 - 20 November
Big Wave Classic - New Plymouth (New Plymouth Yacht Club), 3 - 4 December
Hurricane Classic - Wellington (Worser Bay Boating Club), 28 - 29 January
East Coast OK Champs - Napier (Napier Sailing Club), 11 - 12 February
New Zealand National Champs - Lyttelton (Naval Point Yacht Club), 8 - 11 March
One of the changes to this year’s NZOK Tour is that the contests will be more evenly spread over a longer period than in previous years, so that there will be one event per month for the duration of the Tour. This will enable competitors to attend more events and maintain an even rate of progress towards the international events following the Tour’s conclusion.
Following the 2011-2012 Tour, the 2012 OK Interdominions will be held in April at Takapuna, Auckland and the 2012 OK Dinghy Worlds will be held in Denmark during July. The NZOK Tour offers the best possible preparation for those contests.
With 46 sailors contesting the 2010-2011 series, the upcoming NZOK Tour promises to be more competitive than ever.
For more information and NZOKDA contact details, see www.okdinghy.co.nz
We’d like to remind Class Associations and organizing authorities to ensure your winners are recognized as National Champions by completing the appropriate paperwork. All National Event Application forms should be received by Yachting New Zealand by June 30th.
The application forms are available on the Regatta Documents pageof the website, along with useful information on timelines for paperwork and YNZ Regulations for running a National Event.
Other useful resources available on the website - the new Courses and Diagrams Book put together by John Parrish.
For more on upcoming courses see the YNZ website.
The course is for those wishing to become qualified and to teach beginner windsurfers. Course Cost: $350
By the end of the course, candidates will know how to teach a group of beginners to get going on a windsurfer within two hours, and will have the knowledge to run a windsurfing class efficiently and safely. They will also hold a Windsurfing NZ Instructors certificate and ID Badge which recommends them as a highly trained instructor and is recognised internationally.
10 – 11 September: Central North Island
(Master Instructor Peter Head, 0275 369 807)
15 – 16 October: Point Chevalier, Auckland
(Master Instructor: Pete Smith, 0274 845 010)
15 – 16 October: Christchurch
(Master Instrcutor: Sue Bradley, 027 640 8596)
See the YNZ website for more information on the course content, pre-requisites to register, maintaining the qualification, the enrolment form and what to bring along to the course.
Headlined by the classic timber Couta boats, the Club's sailing curriculum extends through a range of classes with an active youth sailing program. With a contemporary on-beach Clubhouse and a purpose built Training Centre facility; the Club sets a unique standard in the provision of sailing, training and program amenities for the benefit of members, their families and guests.
Reporting to the General Manager and Training Centre Committee, the Sailing Development Manager is accountable for developing, managing and delivering a program of on the water courses for the OTB lean to sail, junior and advanced sail training programs. The emphasis will be in further developing the SSCBC as a centre of excellence for youth sailing in international classes. Your efforts will be supported by the Club’s well established facilities and administration resources.
The role will suit a person who has an extensive background in competitive sailing and who has gone on to qualify as a sailing instructor and coach. A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is Mandatory, as is YA Instructor (NCAS Level 1) certification Experience as a Club Coach (NCAS Level 2) would be highly regarded. There is scope to structure the program to the background and availability of a high quality candidate.
Applications close on 29th July 2011 and should be sent to Richard Cudlipp at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information Richard can be contacted on +61 3 9866 2261.
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Winter Trailer Yacht Series, 3rd – 17th July 2011
SIMRAD B&G Triple Series, SSANZ
Race 1: 16th July
IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship, 1st – 8th July
ISAF Sailing Youth World Championships, 7th – 16th July
2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta(The Pre-Olympics), 4th – 13th August