NYC Classes

Optimist
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Class sailing YNZ Programme:We were excited to see a huge surge in Opti numbers at the end of the 2013/14 season. Thanks to the fine work of the green fleet helpers we are seeing a big increase in open opti numbers as sailors move on to more competitive sailing. We are excited this season to be hosting the Opti South Islands in March 2015.
Fleet Contact:Hannah and Richard Mangin, ph 544 1909
Class Association:optimist.org.nz
Useful Links:optiworld.org
P Class
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Fleet Contact:Hannah and Richard Mangin,ph 544 1909
Class Association:themightypclass.org.nz
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Starling
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 Description:The Starling was designed as a bridging class between the P-class and senior boats for competitive sailors in New Zealand, and is officially supported by YNZ. 1300 have been built since 1970. There is a national Starling championship held each year in January, where it is not unusual to have a fleet of more than 100 boats.
Class sailing at NYC:It is exciting to see the Starling making a competitive comeback in 2014/15 after an absence for a few years from the Nelson Yacht Club. Starlings are still the best supported youth class around New Zealand. We are looking forward to Nelson being represented around the country again in the Starling class.
Fleet Contact:Richard Mangin, ph 544 1909
Class Association:starling.org.nz
Useful Links:Glendowie BC Home of the Starling
Laser, Radial and 4.7
Class sailing at NYC:The Laser fleet welcomes all new and existing laser sailors of all classes and encourages them to join us for club racing. Last season we had up to 12 mixed laser, radial and 4.7s for both fun and competitive racing.
Fleet Contact:Paul McNabb 021 548180
Class Association:nzlaser.org
Useful Links:laserinternational.org
Multi hulls
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Class sailing at NYC:The Paper Tiger and the two-handed Tornado are sailed at NYC
Fleet Contact:Dave Shaw, ph 541 9122
Class Association:http://www.papertiger.org.nz/
http://www.tornado-class.org
Flying Dutchman
Description:The Flying Dutchman (FD) is a 20-foot one-design high-performance two-person monohull racing dinghy. Developed in the early 1950s, its large sail area per unit weight allows it to plane easily even when sailing upwind. FD’s have been clocked at 34.8 kph. The boat utilizes a trapeze harness for the crew and hiking straps for the skipper to counterbalance the wind force on its sails. It made its Olympic debut at the 1960 Olympic Games, and was replaced by the Laser in 1992. Even with development of modern skiffs like the Aussie 18, the FD is still one of the fastest racing dinghies in the world. She carries a mainsail, a very large genoa jib, and a large spinnaker for running and reaching. The FD has been the basis for many important innovations in sailing over the past half century, and demands a high level of skill and physical ability to sail to its full potential.
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Class sailing at NYC:A fleet of 8 FDs sail regularly at NYC. If you want to find out how to get sailing in the class as a crewing or with your own boat please contact us.
NYC will be hosting the FD National Championship Feb 2015.
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Class Association:www.nzfda.com
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