The awesome crew of Andrew and Jen on board Duty Free took out the Sportsmanship Award at the Yachting New Zealand awards last night for the support they offered the crew on High Voltage during the first leg of the SSANZ Evolution Sails NZ #RNI2020 back in February! Well done team! ... See MoreSee Less
It’s the Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards tonight and some of the SSANZ team are up for awards! Fingers crossed for our awesome team and good luck to all the nominees!We're counting down to tonight's Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards. Who will pick up the Orbit World Travel Sailor of the Year Award?
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Volvo Car New Zealand NZL Sailing Team ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck to all our SSANZ Members and regulars competing in the PIC Coastal Classic today! By the looks of this 📷 from our mates on Wasabi Racing it could be a record setting one for a long slow beat north! A massive shout out to the two handed crews doing the race! Have a great day!! #ssanz#piccostalclassic#onthewind... See MoreSee Less
Awesome to see Steve Ashley recognised for his contribution to SSANZ by Yachting New Zealand at the upcoming Excellence awards! Steve and Vanessa Ashley-Caris have supported SSANZ in many shapes and forms over the years! Thanks!!
Here’s more about Steve’s contribution: Steve has been a stalwart of short-handed sailing for more than 30 years, having been an original member of the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand when it was created in 1988. He was also on the committee until recently and had a stint as president, but Steve's contribution has been far greater than that. He often acted as race officer and assistant race officer (and could usually be found on the start and finish line no matter what time of day or night), helped repair boats and even jumped out of helicopters to help sail yachts that had been in trouble offshore. If anyone had a problem, Steve was usually the one to find a solution or step up and help, and he even competed in a few Round North Island Races as well.
To read about some of the other awesome award recipients click the below link: ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome afternoon on the beach at Shark Bay for the Chains Ropes and Anchors Prize Giving and some amazing prizes thanks to our awesome sponsor! And to add to a great afternoon many of the fleet are now on a glamour sail home! Thanks to everyone who joined us for this race! Bring on Anzac weekend 2021 for the next Chains Ropes and Anchors Enduro! ... See MoreSee Less
It was pretty dark last night for the Short Haul division who split after rounding Rakino to either head back across the top of Waiheke or right around and back up the Tamaki Straight - the Tamaki Straight paid off with Southern Fun -Anna and Aaron Sailing just taking like honours less than a minute in front of Kaimai Flyer Young 11! ... See MoreSee Less
Prize giving for the Chains Ropes and Anchors Enduro has been moved forward to 1300 today. Xs marks the spot in Shark Bay for the prize giving. If you raced make sure your at prize giving, will have bbq and rum for all.... need a ride? VHF 77 SSANZ sports radio for collection from your boat and a ride ashore. Spread the word! See you at 1pm ... See MoreSee Less