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Yachting NZ Newsletter for May 5: RS Feva Nationals, Womens and School Keelboats

by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ 6 May 19:22 PDT 7 May 2021
2021 RS Feva NZ National Championships, Manly Sailing Club - April 2021 © Craig Butland

Briefings May 5, 2021

We get to play and compete in some pretty special places but it's become increasingly apparent that we need to do more to protect and enhance what we have. We launch a new environmental section in Briefings this week, called Keep it Clean, where we'll bring you information and ideas you can use at your club and in your environment. We kick it off with a story on the work done by Helene Winter, who is a newcomer to this sort of work and offers some sage advice to anyone else thinking about getting involved.

We also bring you the latest Regional Roundup, introduce you to our new regional support officer and take a look at some of the events that have been happening around the country in recent times.

As always, if you've got a news tip or suggestion around what you'd like to see in Briefings, drop us a line at

Regional Roundup - fuel tax rebates for clubs

In our regular focus on the regions, the four Yachting New Zealand regional support officers provide an update on what is happening in clubland and offer some advice on applying for fuel tax rebates for your club. Keep Reading

Dixon uses experience to win seventh title

Karleen Dixon won her seventh NZ Women's National Keelboat Championships but still remembers her surprise when asked to skipper a team 30 years ago. Keep Reading

Unfamiliar territory at schools keelboat nats

A national title might be on the line but it's hoped competitors walk away from the Harken secondary schools keelboat nationals with an appreciation of the options available to young sailors. Keep Reading

Meet new northern area RSO Kelly Mulcahy

Kelly Mulcahy has been in and around clubs and sailing her whole life and that association will continue in her new role as a Yachting New Zealand RSO. Keep Reading

Rosie Chapman on Broad Reach Radio

Rosie Chapman is the women's sailing manager at Yachting New Zealand and is helping to attract and retain more female sailors. Rosie features on our latest podcast and examines some of the barriers for females. Listen Here

Changes for vessels departing overseas

Yachting New Zealand have been working with Maritime New Zealand to clarify the process skippers must undertake to best prepare their vessels before heading overseas. Keep Reading

Family affair at RS Feva national champs

There aren't many sports that a parent and child can compete together at a national level but this was the case at the recent RS Feva nationals held at Manly. Keep Reading

Drama all part of 100 years of Lipton Cup

Brian Trubovich once spent a night on Rangitoto Island after the mullet boat he was on ran aground and he was left behind during the rescue operation. Keep Reading

Keep it clean: Winter warms into role

As yachties and boaties, we have a vested interested in looking after our playground and it might not be as difficult as you think. This is the first in a series of regular environmental stories by Yachting New Zealand offering guidance and ideas. Keep Reading

Rangitoto dominate teams racing nationals

It was as busy as Grand Central Station, as an incredible 603 races were completed at the secondary schools team sailing nationals held at Algies Bay recently. Keep Reading

Time to renew your coaching qualifications

It's free to keep your coaching qualifications up to date with Yachting New Zealand so don't forget to do that if yours expires on June 30. Keep Reading

Sailors left excited after Blake Inspire 

Two young sailors spent a week on Blake Inspire and it left them wanting to take on more of a leadership role within their clubs and communities and make a different environmentally. Keep Reading

Doyle Sails Winter Series starts this weekend

The 2021 Doyle Sails Winter Series kicks off this weekend at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, when more than 100 boats are expected to take part. Keep Reading

Book up to March 2022 with Bluebridge ferries

Summer may be over but Bluebridge ferries are already planning for the next one, and that means taking bookings for next summer including Christmas. Keep Reading

Popularity of Sailability gaining momentum

The likelihood of a Sailability centre in Dunedin gathered momentum following the Halberg Games, the three-day event for youngsters with physical or visual impairments. Keep Reading

Lee Rush and Hume flying high in Starling

George Lee Rush had spent about three hours in a Starling before the national championships but can now consider himself the best Starling sailor in the country. Keep Reading

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