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Umpires Course 2021

NZTSA are happy to publish that we will be running an umpires training course just prior to the school’s national championships in April. Provisional dates for the course will be the 24th & 25th of April, the weekend immediately preceding the nationals week. This is being run in co-ordination with Yachting NZ and is a great idea to do for […]

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Abaco Christmas Regatta Day 3

Teams arrived for the third days racing to be met with a very light northerly breeze, after two days of great conditions this was going to be a very different test for the teams. After the morning briefing, the sailors started to make their way upwind to the course to get crack on with the final round robin. The combined […]

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Abaco Christmas Regatta Day 2

Sailors arrived at Royal Akarana for the second day of the regatta to be greeted with a light northerly breeze, with Okahu Bay presenting absolutely perfect conditions for more teams racing. After the coaches briefing recapping some of the learning points from day one, all the teams hit the water eager to have another crack at each other. Whangarei Boys […]

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Abaco Christmas Regatta Day 1

Grey skies and gusty conditions greeted the six teams sailing in the NZTSA Christmas Regatta, sponsored by Abaco on Jervois. The conditions soon burned off and even before the briefing was held the sun was starting to shine through. Teams spent the morning battling around the gusty and shifty racecourse in Okahu Bay, finishing 24 races before heading ashore for […]

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Christmas Regatta Notice

Just to update teams with some info about logistics for the time of the regatta – if the America’s Cup racing choose to race on one of the inner courses, then some roads around Orakei and Devonport will have some restrictions on. The main way this could affect our regatta is that between 13:00 and 20:00, Tamaki Drive (eastbound) will […]

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Okahu Bay Christmas Regatta

We are now just over a week away from the NZTSA Christmas Regatta, sponsored by Abaco on Jervois who are very kindly providing some travelling teams with accommodation for the regatta. There are sailors confirmed attending from more than 10 schools from the top to the bottom of NZ, from the North Island we’ve got sailors from: Whangarei Boys Whangarei […]

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NZTSA Covid-19 Policy

I am sure a few of you have been concerned about the chances of Covid flaring up again, we have been as well… But we have been planning well in advance and doing everything in our control so that what happened in 2020 doesn’t happen again, with regard to cancelling regattas and everything that surrounds them.¬† We are planning on […]

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Lockdown Virtual Team Sailing Regatta

Thanks to some excellent team work by Matthew Smith at Whangarei, 5 teams entered a virtual team regatta involving informal teams from Whangarei Boys [2], Whangarei Girls, Mahurangi and Kerikeri High School. The format involved a draw of 20 races set at specific times by Matthew. The draw obviously listed who sailed against whom, the time of the race and […]

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Update 17 March

At the moment both the government and school sport are not stopping the regionals from going ahead Hence, NZTSA is hoping all the regionals do go ahead as planned while we have the okay. It would be great for the 55 plus regional teams who have been training this season can at least be able to finish off on a […]

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