New Zealand lifts NESPRESSO Youth International Match Cup

George Anyon, 20, representing the Youth Training Program of the Royal New Zealand Yacht, with his team of Josh Wijohn, Patrick Haybittle and Logan Andresen, has won NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Cup.
George Anyon beat Murray Jones of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 2-1 in the best of 3 series. The Race Committee had to cut-short the racing today after no winds forced the crews to stay at docks till after lunch. The racing between Anyon and Jones was quite close all through the regatta and at the last start either team might have walked away with the victory.
In the fight of the wills, Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club’s William Eastman won the third spot from William Dargaville. Anyon called the win today as down to the boat handling, keeping it effective and very simple big thanks to the team coach as well as graduate of Youth Training Programme Chris Steele.
Wijohn, Andresen and Anyon also won Centerport Youth International Regatta previous weekend, but Anyon appeared apprehensive that they would be able to take 3 victories in 3 weeks with Red Bull Foiling Generation arranged at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron next week.

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Final 4 advance at the Busan Cup

Spithill, Le Berre and Groeneveld celebrated Halloween by making it to the semis of Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, along with World #1 Ulrikkeholm Klinkby beating Women’s International Match Racing Series topper Shea of Epic Racing 3 – 1 for the last semi-final position.

Danish skipper told that Maggie pushed us a lot in the pre-starts, but they found the right shifts and had good boat handling. Now they are going for a win, in Busan and in the Women’s International Match Racing Series. They had really close races as well as most of them could have gone either way. They did the best they could, but now it is not in their hands anymore. Continue reading “Final 4 advance at the Busan Cup”

Taking Children on a Yacht

Sailing is a great hobby, and taking your children on a yacht to experience what it’s like out at sea can be an experience they’ll never forget. It may even instill in them a lifelong love of the sea and everything to do with sailing. However, when introducing your children to yachting and sailing, here are some things to remember.

  1. 1. Safety first

As the main yacht charter UK website says, it goes without saying that you should always put the safety of your children first. Even if you think they’ll be fine and they will be sensible on the yacht, you can never be too careful. Ensure that they all have life jackets which fit properly and make them aware that they need to be wearing their life jackets at all times while on board the yacht.

kids on a yacht

  1. 2. Talk to them beforehand

Lots of young children will think that going on a yacht is just a lot of fun, which it certainly can be! However, you do need to make them aware of the dos and don’ts when on a yacht. Tell them that they cannot mess around on the yacht, they cannot touch things without asking first and they need to make sure they stay safe at all times. Let them know that they have nothing to be worried about but that the water is very deep and you don’t want any accidents to happen.

  1. 3. Make sure the yacht is equipped properly

If you’re going to take very young children and toddlers onto the yacht – whether it’s your own or one of the

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