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Yachting NZ: Briefings - Dec 15 - Big P class fleets; Keelboats back in action; Erica Dawson podcast

by Michael Brown / Yachting NZ 17 Dec 2021 11:33 NZDT 17 December 2021
Sean Kensington - winner of the 2019 Tauranga Cup for P class - Evans Yacht & Motor Boat Club © Kohimaramara YC

Briefings December 15, 2021

New Zealand is blessed with some of the most amazing coastlines and waterways but we don't always look after them as well as we should. That's part of the reason why Yachting New Zealand have launched the Clean Club programme, a three-star rating system for clubs to become environmentally focused. We've partnered with the New Zealand SailGP Team in this important initiative, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the world, and it's also been endorsed by Sailors for the Sea. 

We lead this final edition of Briefings for the year on the Clean Club programme and also bring you regular features like Regional Roundup and Dave's Desk as well as a look at why the P Class is enjoying a resurgence in this country.

It's been our pleasure to keep you updated throughout the year, even though it has been particularly challenging for many of us, and look forward to reconnecting again in mid-January. We hope you enjoy some time with family and friends over the Christmas break - and plenty of time out on the water. As always, let us know if you've got any news or suggestions by emailing michaelb@yachtingnz.org.nz. Merry Christmas.

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Regional Roundup - recognising volunteers

The four Yachting New Zealand regional development managers take a look at what has been happening in their areas and also remind you of how important it is to recognise volunteers. Keep Reading

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Auckland keelboat scene jumps back into action

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Biggest fleet in decades expected at P Class nats

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Save even more on NZL Sailing Team gear

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Erica Dawson on Broad Reach Radio podcast

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Sign up for YNZ's new race coach course

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SailGP make long-term commitment to NZ

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Everything runs like clockwork under Orange

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Umpire seminar during match racing champs

YNZ are holding a national match racing umpire seminar in February in conjunction with the Harken Youth International Match Racing Champs. Keep Reading

Miller relies on Voodoo to win Owners Champs

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With races for anything from tugboats to mullet boats, it's no wonder the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is one of the world's biggest one-day regattas. Keep Reading

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