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Twelve sailors will represent New Zealand in nine of the 10 Olympic classes at July's Olympic test event in Marseille, just over a year out from the Paris Games.
He's sailed around the globe, competed in many of the world's most iconic yacht races, and lifted the America's Cup four times - yet nothing has made veteran Kiwi sailor Matthew Mason prouder than witnessing his young son's rare sailing feat over the weekend.
Tom Saunders was hurting after narrowly missing out on a medal on the final day of the ILCA 7 (Laser) world championships in Mexico but also excited about his ability to consistently be near the top at major regattas.
New Zealand's top Olympic class sailors emerged from their first block of international competition in two years knowing they're not too far off the top.
Five New Zealand crews will contest the medal races on the final day of racing at the French Olympic Week regatta in Hyeres tonight (NZ time), with two windfoilers in with a chance of finishing on the podium.
New Zealand's first foray into the international sailing scene for some time has finished with three top-10 results after the final day of the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma.
Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson used their pace downwind to good effect today to put themselves in contention in the Nacra 17 after day four of the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma.
Orbit Corporate Travel Sailor of the Year for 2012 has been awarded to Olympic golden girls Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, while their coach, Nathan Handley has been named 2012 Singapore Airlines Coach/Official of the Year.
Yachting New Zealand is proud to announce that New Zealand’s premier Olympic and Paralympic Class regatta has a new name: Oceanbridge Sail Auckland.
Peter Burling's Olympic silver medal has opened the door to an exciting opportunity to helm Team Korea's AC45 for the coming round of the America's Cup World Series set to start in San Francisco on October 2nd.
It was another day of achievement on the water for the NZ Olympic sailors, with JP Tobin finishing his first Olympics, the 470 Men qualifying for Thursday's final medal race, and the 470 Women picking up two race victories.
As Andrew Murdoch rounded off his 2012 Olympic Sailing campaign with a fifth place final standing, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have made certain that they will be awarded a medal later this week.
Highlights from this fifth day of Olympic Sailing for the kiwi team include an impressive race win for Andrew Murdoch in the Men’s one person Laser fleet, and a win for the Womens Match Racing crew vs team GBR in front of the home crowd of spectators on the Nothe hill above.
With less than two months until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Paralympics New Zealand and Yachting New Zealand are delighted to announce the selection of three sailors to the NZ Paralympic Sailing Team.
Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders have come away from day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta Skandia Sail for Gold with two race wins in the men's 470, jumping them up the overall leader board to second.
Yachting New Zealand is pleased to announce that three more sailors have been confirmed to the London 2012 New Zealand Olympic Team.
Jo Aleh and Olivia (Polly) Powrie have finished fourth at the 470 World Championships which ended overnight in Barcelona, Spain.
A lack of wind on the final day of the Finn Gold Cup left the NZL Sailing Team’s Dan Slater ranked 16th at the end of the 2012 Finn World Championship in England.
On the second to last day of full racing at their 2012 World Championships, the NZL Sailing Team's Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie confirmed their rank going into tomorrow's final two gold fleet races, and Dan Slater took three steps up the Finn Gold Cup leaderboard.
Jo Aleh and Olivia (Polly) Powrie have moved up to second place overall after two more good races at the 2012 470 World Championships in Barcelona.
The NZL Sailing Team's last wave of World Championship campaigns for 2012 are underway in Europe for the Finn, 470 and Laser Radial sailors.
The NZL Sailing Team produced results to remember overnight, lead by Andy Maloney's bronze medal finish at the 2012 Laser World Championships in Germany.
The NZL Sailing Team are in Europe with three world championship regattas underway, and three more about to begin.
At the conclusion of their mid-year meetings, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced that kiteboarding will replace windsurfing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and that the New Zealand designed MacKay FX (now 49er FX) will be the new Olympic womens’ skiff discipline.
Six Olympic class sailing world championship regattas will be sailed in Europe over the next two weeks, each featuring New Zealand’s hottest yachting talent.
After the second day of racing at the 2012 Semaine Olympique Francaise Regatta, the NZL Sailing Team’s top Laser Sailors are showing their class at the front of the fleet.
Yachting New Zealand is pleased to announce the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team for 2012.
Both of the NZL Sailing Team’s medal race starters have completed their regattas to finish fifth overall at the 43rd Trofeo S.A.R Princess Sofia Mapfre Regatta.
At the half way mark of the ISAF World Cup Regatta for Olympic classes in Spain, the qualifying rounds have been completed and the NZL Sailing Team will be in the gold fleets of all fleet racing divisions.
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