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Coastal Classic 2017

This year's premier yacht race of New Zealand the coastal classic did not disappoint. We had a good start gybing into a strong VMG run down the channel towards Tiri island. We sailed into lighter winds of the headlands there which continued to...

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Final Pre-Race Report

So the coastal classic starts tomorrow, and we are looking set to go. This afternoon we performed a service on the winches, had the bottom of the boat scrubbed and the mast wiped down for our final preparations on top of the work by our team over recent times. The...

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Coming Up | The Coastal Classic

The Coastal Classic is one of the highlights for yachting in New Zealand each year. With boats of all different shapes and sizes setting off from the Auckland Harbour on the 119 nautical mile journey to Russell in the Bay Of Islands, it has been a fantastic event to...

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Jack Tar Day 2

Final day of point score racing for the annual Auckland regatta, the Jack Tar brought some magnificent sailing and conditions. The racing got away on time and brought three fast around the can races. The main event was the last race though, harbour course. We held in...

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Jack Tar Day 1

Today was the first day of point score racing for the annual Auckland regatta, the Jack Tar. This morning was a slow start, with unsettled breeze and some rain. When racing did get under way, we had an alright first race but bumped it up with some awesome results in...

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Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2017

What an experience! Young Guns first Race week was one that will never be forgotten in many ways. Day 1 we had a bit of a bump in the road but we managed to salvage a 12th on the General Handicap and PHRF. Unfortunately this bump cut our chances of a regatta top three...

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Northwards

Young Guns is now up in The Bay Of Islands at Opua Marina ready for Bay of Islands Sailing Week. This years event is shaping up to be the biggest yet with 99 entries, with the island racing being extremely popular. The sail from Gulf Harbour to Opua took a bit over 14...

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Jack Tar Regatta 2016

Last weekend the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Bucklands Beach Yacht Club held the Jack Tar Regatta. Young Guns' first regatta in New Zealand did not start well. There were moments of greatness but our two torn genakers (the A4 and A5) hung over us dampening...

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Hauling Young Guns through the Streets of Auckland

On Monday Young Guns made it's way through Auckland up to Gulf Harbour before rigging later this week. We could not pass up the oppurtunity to stick a camera on the fin for the trip, so here's a trip over an hour long in nine and a half minutes. Thanks to Boat Haulage...

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Coming across the Tasman

Young Guns is finally coming home to New Zealand. She's been packed up and is waiting to be loaded on Monday for a four day journey to Auckland. Once in New Zealand Young Guns will be pulled through the streets of Auckland up to Gulf Harbour where the reassembly will...

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Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race

Over the weekend Mark Nagle and his team raced Young Guns from Pittwater up to Coffs Harbour. Mark has his own FB-35 "weapon of choice" under construction at the Van Munster boat shed. The team was 7th across the line in Coffs surround by yachts much longer in length...

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Sydney to Lion Island race

The race from Sydney Amateur Sailing Club took us only 6 hour 9 minutes and 32 seconds, which had us cross the line in third. On corrected time we came second with 7 hours 19 minutes and 45 seconds. It is a great result for Young Guns as the...

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