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NZL Sailing Team- 2014 crews named along with funding increase

by Sail-World on 18 Dec 2013
Yachting New Zealand - 2014 NZL Sailing Team Launch, Westhaven, Auckland. 2014 Sailing Team and Coaches © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

The 2014 NZL Sailing Team was launched by Yachting New Zealand today at a function in Auckland attended by team supporters and media.

At about the same time, High Performance Sport NZ announced the latest round of funding which sees an increase in funding for Yachting in 2015 and 2016. The funding for 2014 will remain at current levels, despite winning three World Championships and finishing 2013 with three Gold medals and one Silver Medal in World Championships. Yachting was New Zealand's most successful Olympic sport in 2013.

Three World Championship winning crews have made the Finals of the Halberg Awards (NZ's top overall sporting accolade) and Nathan Handley is a finalist for Coach of the Year.

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.

After the successes of 2013 a total of 18 sailors were named in the 2014 NZL Sailing Team with 12 campaigns ranging across eight of the 2016 Olympic sailing events including the two sailing disciplines making an Olympic debut at Rio 2016.

Yachting New Zealand’s High Performance Programme Director Jez Fanstone says it’s nice to reflect on a stellar year for New Zealand’s Olympic class sailors, but knows that a long road to Rio lies ahead; 'New Zealand is 2013’s top performing nation in terms of Olympic class world championships. It’s a nice place to be, and this team is undeniably young and talented.'

'Our ultimate goal is Olympic medals and it’s important that we remain focussed on achieving that as we look ahead into 2014. The competition will tighten up; our rivals will get better – we need to stay on the top of our game.'

'I am very excited about this group of sailors and I know their coaches and support staff are too.'

Included are New Zealand’s 2012 Olympic medalists Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (Women’s 470), and Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (49er) – both pairs choosing to campaign again and opening their 2016 crusades in fine form each claiming their respective 2013 World Championship crowns.

Securing the 49erFX World Championship sees the young pairing of Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech launched into the spotlight and they are named on the NZL Sailing Team for the first time.

2014 NZL Sailing Team

See sailor profiles here

49er (Men’s skiff) – Peter Burling & Blair Tuke
49er (Men’s skiff) – Marcus Hansen & Josh Porebski
49erFX (Women’s skiff) – Alexandra Maloney & Molly Meech
Women’s 470 (double-handed dinghy) – Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie
Men’s 470 (double-handed dinghy) - Paul Snow-Hansen & Daniel Willcox
Finn (Heavy-weight men’s dinghy) – Andrew Murdoch
Finn (Heavy-weight men’s dinghy) – Josh Junior
Laser (Men’s dinghy) – Andy Maloney
Laser (Men’s dinghy) – Sam Meech
Laser (Men’s dinghy) – Thomas Saunders
Women’s RS:X (Windsurfer) – Natalia Kosinska
Nacra 17 (Mixed multihull) – Gemma Jones & Jason Saunders

Key events in 2014

Details on-line here

2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland, 1-4 February 2014
2014 ISAF World Championship in Santander, Spain, 8 - 20 September 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013/14 Regattas in Miami (USA), Mallorca (Spain) and Hyeres (France)
EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup 2014 Regattas in Lake Garda (Italy), Medemblik (the Netherlands), Weymouth (UK), Kiel (Germany) and La Rochelle (France)

About the NZL Sailing Team

All these sailors will need to earn their place in the 2015 NZL Sailing Team by meeting performance expectations at next year’s major regattas.

Inclusion in the NZL Sailing Team is reviewed annually for team sailors and on an on-going basis for aspiring campaigners.

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.

High Performance Programme Investment to national sport organisations 2013-2016

Sport

2013

2014

2015

 

2016

 

Tier 1 Targeted

Bike

$3.9m

$4.3m

$4.3m

$4.3m

Rowing

$4.6m

$4.8m

$4.8m

$4.8m

Yachting

$2.8m

$2.8m

$3.2m

$3.2m

Tier 2 Targeted

Athletics

$1.9m

$2.05m

 

 

Equestrian

$1.8m

$2.05m

$1.8m

$1.8m

Rugby 7s (men)

$1.2m

$1.2m

$1.2m

$1.2m

Netball

$1.2m

$1.2m

$1.2m

$1.2m

Tier 3 Targeted

Canoe

$1.2m

$1.2m

 

 

Triathlon

$1.4m

$1.4m

 

 

Hockey (women)

$1.3m

$1.3m

 

 

Rugby 7s (women)

$800,000

$900,000

$900,000

$900,000

Targeted Other

Paralympics

$1.4m

$1.7m

 

 

Winter

$1.815m

$1.7m

 

 

Campaign

Swimming

$1.4m

$1.5m

 

 

Football (women)

$800,000

$950,000

 

 

Hockey (men)

$800,000

$1m

 

 

Cricket

$400,000

$500,000

$500,000

 

Rugby League

$400,000

 

 

 

Bowls

$300,000

$280,000

 

 

Squash

$275,000

$275,000

 

 

Softball (men)

$230,000

$250,000

$250,000

 

Surf Life Saving

$150,000

$180,000

 

 

Golf

$185,000

Final figure tbc

 

 

Canoe Slalom

$135,000

Final figure tbc

 

 

Boxing

90,000

$119,000

 

 

Taekwondo

$17,000

$18,000

 

 

Basketball

 

$200,000

 

 

Olympic Weightlifting

 

$64,000

 

 

Shooting

 

81,000

 

 

 

NB: The shading represents new investment or increased investment levels. Sports are funded on either a one, two or four year basis.

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