Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

NZL Sailing Team- Palma - Double digits on the points table on Day 1

by Jodie Bakewell-White on 1 Apr 2014
Womens RS:X ,Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Day 1 © Jesus Renedo http://www.sailingstock.com
The 2014 European season is underway for the NZL Sailing Team after the first of the major northern hemisphere ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas opened today in Palma de Mallorca Spain.

Winds were light throughout the day with an afternoon sea breeze allowing for plenty of racing in all fleets yet the day proved testing for many of the NZL Sailing Team with some highlight performances but predominantly mixed results from day one.

With a race win today Natalia Kosinska, NZL Sailing Team windsurfer is eighth on the Women’s RS:X leader-board at this early stage in the regatta, where a race discard comes in to play earlier than usual after two races. Kosinska, who represents the Takapuna Boating Club, sailed three races returning an 11, 1 and 21.

There were race wins also for 49er pairs Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (pictured above), and Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski each taking a gun finish apiece on day one at ISAF Sailing World Cup, Palma. The 79 49er skiffs competing are split into two fleets for qualifying sailing three races in each today. Hansen and Porebski, who were World Championship silver medallists in 2013, are the best placed of the kiwi skiffs in 14th overall with the reigning world champs, Burling and Tuke in 17th after they had a 16th and a 29th in their other two races.

Women’s skiff sailors Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech produced a 15, 5 and an 8 on day one to lie 15th overall in the 49 strong fleet. Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are in 16th after two races in the Women’s 470, their male counterparts Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox are in 20th in the men’s fleet.

In the Finn class Josh Junior and Andrew Murdoch are sitting 19th and 22nd respectively after day one, Junior’s best result of the day a sixth in race two; Murdoch’s was a7th in race one.

With four kiwi representatives the Laser class, featuring 144 entrants, sailed three races today in Palma. Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club’s Sam Meech is the best of the kiwis in 13th overall with a 14, 2, 7 scorecard from today. Thomas Saunders, from the same yacht club, also managed consistent results with a 7, 11 and 6 – he lies 20th, while Andy Maloney is in 51st.

The Nacra 17 mixed multihull has attracted 73 boats for racing here in Palma and NZL Sailing Team crew Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders are among them. After three races on day one they are in 40th overall.

Racing continues tomorrow and runs over the next five days with titles and medals set to be decided in Palma on April 5th.

The schedule for ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma…

31st March – Practice Race
31st March – 5th April – Racing Days

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma; New Zealand’s standings after Day 1:


Full results click here

Women’s RS:X (56 boards)
8thNatalia Kosinska – NZL Sailing Team, RS:X Women (11, 1, 21)

Women’s 470 (47 boats)
16thJo Aleh and Polly Powrie - NZL Sailing Team (9, 17)

Men’s 470 (78 boats)
20thPaul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox – NZL Sailing Team (9, 9, 11)

49er (79 boats)
14thMarcus Hansen and Josh Porebski – NZL Sailing Team (13, 23, 1)
17thPeter Burling and Blair Tuke – NZL Sailing Team (16, 1, 29)
51st Ben Goodwin and Sam Bullock (15, 25, 28)

49erFX (49 boats)
15thAlexandra Maloney and Molly Meech – NZL Sailing Team, 49erFX (15, 5, 8)

Finn (56 boats)
19thJosh Junior – NZL Sailing Team, Finn (26, 6)
22ndAndrew Murdoch – NZL Sailing Team, Finn (7, 14)

Laser (144 boats)
13thSam Meech – NZL Sailing Team (14, 2, 7)
20thThomas Saunders – NZL Sailing Team (7, 11, 6)
51stAndy Maloney – NZL Sailing Team (15, 13, 14)
66th Andrew McKenzie (32, 23, 12)

Nacra 17 (73 boats)
40thGemma Jones and Jason Saunders – NZL Sailing Team (27, 26, 8)

Coaches and support: Jez Fanstone, Nathan Handley, John Cutler, Hamish Willcox, Steve Erickson, Peter Evans and Will Howden

About the NZL Sailing Team

The NZL Sailing Team includes New Zealand’s top Olympic campaigners who have made the top 20% in their most recent (respective) class World Championships or pinnacle event and have shown consistency of performance over the year including other significant Championships.

Yachting New Zealand’s High Performance Programme is focussed on winning medals at the Olympics in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

NZL Sailing Team sailors all started out at grass roots yacht clubs around the country and with commitment, dedication and drive have risen to be world class athletes; they work hard in the gym, train long hours on the water and are supported by great coaches.
Doyle Sails NZ - Never Look BackBakewell-White Yacht DesignHenri Lloyd 50 Years

Related Articles

First in at the end of Road to Rio series – AST Paralympic medallists
Behind every Olympic/Paralympic medal is an amazing adventure this is first in a series of videos with AST medallists Behind every Olympic and Paralympic medal is an amazing adventure and journey, this is the first in a series of videos looking at the #RoadToRio with the Australian Sailing Team medallists, celebrating their homecoming and looking back on their journey.
Posted on 25 Sep
Australian Sailing welcomes home most successful Paralympic team ever
Australia’s Paralympic Sailors have been welcomed home from Rio on Thursday by the sailing community at the CYCA Australia’s Paralympic Sailors have been welcomed home from Rio on Thursday by the sailing community at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Amongst those celebrating the most successful Paralympic Sailing Team were several sailing and sporting icons, including Olympic Gold Medallist Tom Burton and Olympic Silver Medallist, Lisa Darmanin.
Posted on 23 Sep
Park’s pride at “end of an era” for Rio Paralympic Sailing
Two bronze medals for Helena Lucas in the 2.4mR one person keelboat and Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell in the SKUD18 Two bronze medals for Helena Lucas in the 2.4mR one person keelboat and Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell in the SKUD18 two-person keelboat in the final races of the regatta on Saturday meant Britain’s sailors finished on the podium twice for the second Paralympics running and achieved their pre-Rio medal target.
Posted on 19 Sep
Britain’s Sonar trio proved to be true to their word at Rio Paralympic
The Brits had gone into the race knowing that a medal was out of their reach but vowing to put on a display of their bes The Brits had gone into the race knowing that a medal was out of their reach but vowing to put on a display of their best form after enduring a rollercoaster regatta.
Posted on 18 Sep
Rio 2016 - America's Cup champion says Paralympics need to think big
The first email of congratulations we got was from Russell Coutts and the second was from Dean Barker America's Cup skippers, Russell Coutts and Dean Barker were amongst the first to congratulate Rick Dodson and his Sonar crew on their fourth place in the Paralympics which concluded on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. 'The first email of congratulations we got was from Russell Coutts and the second was from Dean Barker,' team manager Celia Snedden told Sail-World from Rio de Janeiro.
Posted on 18 Sep
Rio 2016 - Bronze medal decided by tiebreaker in Sonar
With the Sonar Gold medal already won the previous day it was down to the battle for silver and bronze With the Sonar Gold medal already won the previous day by the Australian team of Colin Harrison, Russell Boaden and Jonathan Harris with a race to spare, it was down to the battle for silver and bronze in the three man keelboat. After penultimate race, mathematically there were still quite a few teams left in the fight, but USA and Canada, sitting in second and third respectively, had the advan
Posted on 18 Sep
Australia medals in every class with two Gold and one Silver
Australia won medals in all three Paralympic sailing classes, with Matt Bugg taking the Silver medal in the 2.4mR class Australia has won medals in all three Paralympic sailing classes, with Matt Bugg taking the Silver medal in the 2.4mR class overnight.
Posted on 18 Sep
Rio 2016 - Victory lap for first ever double Gold Paralympic winners
Sailing in the SKUD18 fleet were the only sailors in history to defend a Paralympic title. Sailing in the SKUD18 fleet were the only sailors in history to defend a Paralympic title. That honour was bestowed on Australia's Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch with two races to spare in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition. Sailing on day five was just a victory lap. A victory lap they still finished second place in.
Posted on 18 Sep
Rio 2016 - France's Seguin claims Norlin OD Paralympic Gold
The Rio 2016 Paralympics came to a spectacular close with the medals decided in front of a sell-out crowd In a finale fitting on the setting, the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition came to a spectacular close with the medals decided in front of a sell-out crowd lining the shores of Flamengo Beach. Racing on the Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) race course, onlookers were treated to a thrilling climax in which some medals were settled by just seconds.
Posted on 17 Sep
Rio 2016 - Kiwi Sonar crew going all out in the big breeze for final
The New Zealand Sonar keelboat crew of Rick Dodson, Andrew May and Chris Sharp have it all before them in the final race The New Zealand Sonar keelboat crew of Rick Dodson, Andrew May and Chris Sharp have it all before them in the final race of the Paralympics in Guanbara Bay, tomorrow. They are one of a group of five boats who are contesting the remaining two medals after the Australian crew won the Gold medal in a topsy-turvy day in Rio de Janeiro.
Posted on 17 Sep