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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.

Yachting NZ launch world-leading Clean Club programme

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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

Is your club's regatta an Event or Gathering? 

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Dave's Desk - an update from the chief executive

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Auckland keelboat scene jumps back into action

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Biggest fleet in decades expected at P Class nats

Covid-19 been both a blessing and a curse for the P Class as the traditional Kiwi class gears up for next month's Tanner and Tauranga Cups. Keep Reading

Save even more on NZL Sailing Team gear

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Erica Dawson on Broad Reach Radio podcast

Olympian and New Zealand SailGP member Erica Dawson talked about her year of ups and downs on the Yachting New Zealand podcast. Listen Here

Keep it clean: support Project Kahurangi

Imagery is vital to make ocean conservation messaging resonate. Project Kahurangi will be a powerful resource, giving conservation groups across Aotearoa access to compelling photos and videos. Keep Reading

Recognising recently qualified race officials

Race Officials make a huge contribution to yacht clubs around New Zealand and a number recently qualified or had their qualifications revalidated. Keep Reading

Volunteers needed for NZL Sailing Regatta

Get close to the action on and off the water by offering to help out at February's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta at the Wakatere Boating Club. Keep Reading

Sign up for YNZ's new race coach course

Being a race coach is immensely rewarding and Yachting New Zealand have now made it easier for more people to get involved. Keep Reading

SailGP make long-term commitment to NZ

SailGP will bring the high-octane foiling catamarans to New Zealand for at least four years, starting in 2023 . Keep Reading

Everything runs like clockwork under Orange

The first weekend of the new Covid Protection Framework was ushered in with some great racing and hospitality at Queen Charlotte earlier this month. Keep Reading

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

A smaller than normal but perfectly-formed fleet made it out for a fantastic day's racing in the twice-postponed Young 88 Owners Champs recently. Keep Reading

Third time lucky for Bridge to Bean race

Anything from a Starling and Sunburst to Feva and Farr 3.7 will line up for Sunday's third attempt at the inaugural Bridge to Bean race. Keep Reading

Favourite takes out match racing title

Robbie McCutcheon and his GCH Racing crew added another match racing title to their collection by taking out the Auckland Match Racing Champs. Keep Reading

Coral the perfect prize for awards winners

They jumped to rescue American Magic after their dramatic capsize and now they have been awarded a prize to help rescue the world's coral reefs. Keep Reading

Changes to next year's anti-doping rules

There are going to be two important changes to the prohibited list published by WADA for 2022 which athletes and support people need to be aware of. Keep Reading

Enter the 2022 Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

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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