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Great achievements to be highlighted in Yachting Excellence Awards

Once a year the top echelon of New Zealand sailors are recognised for their achievements with a nomination for the Yachting Excellence Awards. These people, coming from the ranks of Olympic, America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, and other great sailing disciplines, have reached the pinnacle of yachting on a national and international level, and join the likes of Sir Peter Blake, Russell Coutts, Mike Sanderson, Barbara Kendall, and Team New Zealand in our sport’s hall of fame.

2009 ISAF Youth Worlds Selection Policy announced

In August 2008 Yachting New Zealand, released a draft edition of the Guidelines for Nomination and Selection of the 2009 ISAF Youth Worlds Team. Since this announcement there has been significant debate with respect to amending the process to give New Zealand sailors a better chance of success at the ISAF youth worlds, as well as various Class World Championships.

Possible boost of $25 million for water safety

Yachting New Zealand seems to have scored a coup in the NZ Parliamentary process, lodging one of the submissions in favour of having part of the Excise Tax paid on fuel used in boats returned to the sport. It would appear that YNZ's submission and others have received a good hearing and the outcome is that around $25million will be returned to the boating community to be spent on boating safety and water safety education.

YNZ Briefing - Training, jobs and more

YNZ is offering training in various aspects of race management, judging and coaching. Check out the details.

Yachting NZ announces 2008 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team

Yachting New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2008 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team today. This team of ten sailors will travel to Arhus, Denmark in July to represent New Zealand at the ISAF Youth World Championships. The 2008 ISAF Youth World Championships is set to be one of the biggest ever with 59 nations and 250 sailors already signed up to compete in Denmark from 10-19 July.
The New Zealand team includes…

Interislander offering discounts for Sports Clubs

Interislander has been in touch with YNZ to say that they are aware that the cost of transporting a sports team around New Zealand can get very expensive. They can provide discounted Cook Strait travel for groups of ten or more people and will provide a quote and onboard services to suit your sports team’s needs. For more information or a quote contact one of the Interislander’s group booking operators on 0800 878 898 or email

Coaching Position - YNZ Academy, High Performance Coach (Board Sailing Disciplines) (ie windsurfing)

Yachting New Zealand seeks expressions of interest in the filling the role of High Performance Sailing Coach for their core HP Academy operations. Applicants should have exceptional organizational and communication skills and proven experience at international competition in Olympic classes. A demonstrated ability to lead High Performance athletes and a high degree technical knowledge in the Olympic Board Sailing disciplines would be an advantage. The successful applicant will become a part of the YNZ High Performance Coaching Team in instrumental in developing New Zealand’s future & current champions in Olympic and international youth classes.

YNZ News extracts - Ashley speaks to Laser sailors, Cozzolino takes Formula title

Yachting New Zealand’s Olympic Squad members Jo Aleh and Tom Ashley took time out from their busy schedules to give attendees of the New Zealand Laser Association’s Annual Laser Nationals Dinner an insight into their lives on the campaign trial to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

YNZ Briefings - RS:X results, Windsurfing High Performance Coach wanted (more)

Briefings is a summary of happenings in the NZ sailing scene and is published regularly by YNZ and can be emailed to you directly. Windsurfing items are included here, the full news can be read on the YNZ website.

RS:X Olympic Class Windsurfing Worlds - Gold and Silver Fleet races begin

Today the racing divides into the Gold and Silver fleets, with the top performers from the Blue and Yellow fleets going into Gold, the remainder into Silver. The start order will be: Men - Gold followed by Women - Gold. The silver fleets will not start before 1400hrs… Men - Silver followed by Women Silver.

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