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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 20:48 NZDT 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

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Trailer yachts enjoy classic time at Aviemore

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Meet the Excellence Awards winners - pt III

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Whangarei Cruising Club wind back the clock

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Fund application for Auckland clubs 'easy'

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Martin Tasker on Broad Reach Radio podcast

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Gautrey dips his toes back in international waters

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Young 88 to celebrate 40th anniversary

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School engagement and environment coordinator

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

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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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