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Yachting NZ Newsletter for April 21, 2021: Regional roundup, Oceanbridge and more

by Michael Brown Yachting NZ 21 Apr 05:46 PDT 22 April 2021
Gybing - 29er - Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Wakatere BC April 11, 2021 © Richard Gladwell / / nz

Briefings April 21, 2021

Yachties and boaties have a significant role to play in the environment, especially as we get to play and race in some of the best habitats. But we also need to get better at looking after and even enhancing the environment. Yachting New Zealand were recently awarded gold certification under the Sailors for the Seas clean regatta programme for the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta and a number of other clubs and events have also been recognised for their achievements. You can read about it in this edition of Briefings and there are also some simple ideas on how your club can get more involved.

We also bring you news from around the traps in our Regional Roundup, which includes some useful information clubs should consider around applying for funding, as well as a story on the pathways two talented female sailors took to make it to SailGP and a whole lot more. 

As always, let us know if you've got any news or suggestions by emailing

Regional Roundup - applying for funding

In our regular focus on the regions, the four regional support officers look at what has been happening in their areas and also provide some advice on applying for funding support from the Community Organsiation Grants Scheme. Keep Reading

Updated books available for purchase soon

Both the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-24 and Safety Regulations of Sailing 2021-24 will be available for purchase in the next couple of weeks. Keep Reading

Yachting New Zealand turn green and gold

Yachting New Zealand struck gold with Sailors for the Sea at the recent Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta and are now intent on turning that into platinum. Keep Reading

Saunders makes strong return after ironman

Tom Saunders admitted to a few nerves lining up for the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta even though hes been among the worlds best over the past decade. Keep reading

Pathways help Kiwi duo on road to SailGP

Liv Mackay and Erican Dawson have sailed some pretty amazing boats but few compare to the F50s being used for SailGP and the pair are in line to be the first Kiwi women to potentially race on the boats in this year's series. Keep Reading

It's time to renew your PHRF and IRC handicap

The current PHRFs expire on May 31, 2021, so keelboat owners who intend racing in the upcoming season need to revalidate these certificates now. Keep reading

Max Sirena features on Broad Reach Radio

Luna Rossa boss Max Sirena talks about his team's America's Cup campaign but also about what happens next for the event and the Italian team. Listen here

Barker heads into Danger Zone at Y88 nats

Dean Barker was back out competing on the America's Cup courses last weekend and showed his class by taking out the Harken Young 88 nationals. Keep reading

Beavis wants females to enjoy the Waszp buzz

It didn't take Elise Beavis long to notice a worrying feature at last weekend's Waszp national championships and she's looking to take action to address it. Keep Reading

Sailors make an impact with Blake Inspire

Amelia Peel and Helena Sanderson are both passionate about sailing but also the environment and are attending Blake Inspire this week. Keep Reading

Pick up the new Intro to Keelboat Sailing book

Learning to sail on a keelboat can seem a bit daunting at times, with lots of jargon and technical aspects to try to remember, but that's all been simplified through a new YNZ publication. Keep Reading

Zephy proves its popularity at nationals

As many as 70 sailors descended on Manly recently for the 65th Zephyr nationals in a display of the continued strength of the class. Keep Reading

Starling continues to fly high into 50th nationals

A look at the number of entries at this week's 50th Starling national championships at the Kohimarama Yacht Club illustrates the continued popularity of the class. Keep Reading

Five named in 2021 Aon Fast Track squad

The last 12 months have looked very different for our most promising young sailors but they're well placed to perform well when returning to the international stage. Keep Reading

Top racing expected at keelboat nationals

Its keelboat nationals season at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, with both the women's and open events coming up over the next month. Keep Reading

Check out new schools programme in action

We've been thrilled by the popularity of our new schools programme, Kkkaha Powered by the Wind, and you can see it in action in this video. Watch here

Quick trips a feature of Auckland-Tauranga race

Brisk winds also meant brisk times in the recent Farmer Autovillage Auckland to Tauranga Centennial Yacht Race/Rally. Keep Reading

LOpti a creative way to get people sailing

Kiwi ingenuity has helped introduce sailing to a group of youngsters in the Hokianga as they've combined a Laser and an Optimist to come up with a LOpti. Keep Reading

Wilkinson keeps race sharp at Waszp nats

Micah Wilkinson admits his "brain was on overload" as he tried to come to grips with an unfamiliar boat at the Waszp nationals but thinks it will add to his skills. Keep Reading

New teams a feature of Elliott 5.9 series

While experience proved telling at the first event of the Elliott 5.9 Traveller Series, the fleet welcomed three brand new boat owners and crew into the series. Keep Reading

Sign up for Aon New to Youth Classes Clinic

Aon New to Youth Classes Clinics are a fantastic opportunity for young sailors transitioning out of the junior classes to get a head start as they move into the youth classes and registrations for the next one close on Friday. Keep Reading

One Way traffic at South Island Y88 event

It was One Way traffic at the Young 88 Southern Championships recently, with Harry Thurston and his crew on One Way winning all five races to take the title. Keep Reading

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