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Yachting NZ Briefings for November 3: Excellence Awards online; Young 88's turn 40

by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ 4 Nov 2021 07:48 GMT 4 November 2021
Dangerzone is now sailed by Team Barker pictured racing under previous ownership in the 2019 Young 88 Nationals © Young 88 Class

Briefings November 3, 2021

Disruption is a fairly normal part of life these days but it's not stopping us from holding this year's Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards. Of course, the ongoing lockdown in Auckland means we can't gather in person for the usual gala dinner but we still think it's important to recognise achievements in our sport so we're taking them online on November 12. You can find out all the details about it in this instalment of Briefings, as well as the final part of our three-part series introducing those winners who have already been announced. Today it's the turn of the Yachting New Zealand Performance Awards.

We also bring you a bumper edition of Regional Roundup, the latest Covid-19 update and what it means for yachting and boating, as well as a look at the upcoming Laser world championships in Spain which features two Kiwi sailors.

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

Clubs need to plan ahead when it comes to Covid-19

The situation in New Zealand is changing rapidly, with regular updates and recommendations as we cope with Covid-19, which highlights the importance of clubs planning ahead. Keep Reading

Regional Roundup - Inclusive sailing at clubs

The four Yachting New Zealand regional development managers take a look at what has been happening in their areas and also highlight what your club can do to be more inclusive. Keep Reading

Excellence Awards to take place online

It's been another crazy year but there's still been plenty to celebrate which is why Yachting New Zealand will be broadcasting this year's Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards online. Keep Reading

Trailer yachts enjoy classic time at Aviemore

Participants were treated to lake sailing at its best in last weekend's Aviemore Classic, the 33rd running of the popular South Island event. Keep Reading

Meet the Excellence Awards winners - pt III

The 2021 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards are just around the corner and some winners have already been announced. In the third of a three-part series, meet the winners in the Performance Awards. Keep Reading

Whangarei Cruising Club wind back the clock

The Whangarei Cruising Club reprised their opening 100 years ago when a flotilla of 25 boats sailed from their clubrooms at Kissing Point to mark the club's centenary last weekend. Keep Reading

Fund application for Auckland clubs 'easy'

The process of applying is so simple yachting and boating clubs in the Auckland region would be foolish not to investigate theTmakiMakaurau Sector SupportFund, says one club stalwart. Keep Reading

Martin Tasker on Broad Reach Radio podcast

Former America's Cup commentator and long-time yachting reporter Martin Tasker was the latest guest on the Yachting New Zealand podcast. Listen Here

Gautrey dips his toes back in international waters

George Gautrey admits it's felt strange lining up against big fleets again, even in practice racing, as he prepares for the Laser world championships starting in Spain on Friday night (NZ time). Keep Reading

Young 88 to celebrate 40th anniversary

Jim Youngs enduring design is still going strong after 40 years, prompting the Young 88 Association to celebrate this milestone with events in Auckland and Christchurch next month. Keep Reading

School engagement and environment coordinator

Yachting New Zealand are looking for someone to oversee our new schools programme as well as supporting the implementation of our environmental strategy. Keep Reading

Pair earn some R+R after winning E5.9 series

Craig Satterthwaite and Richard Bearda took out the Elliott 5.9 Traveller Series after the final event was cancelled due to the ongoing Auckland lockdown. Keep Reading

Local benefit at South Island Laser champs

Queen Charlotte sailors took advantage of home conditions to fill the first three places in the Laser Radial fleet at the South Island Laser Championships. Keep Reading

Sign up for online YNZ keelboat course

Yachting NZ have been running a number of courses successfully online over the past couple of years, and will run the keelboat coach course online for the first time from next week. Keep Reading

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