Please select your home edition
Edition
Sailutions - Rutgerson

New Mackay 470 for 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists

by Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie on 25 Feb 2013
2012 Olympic Gold Medalists, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie won the Open 470 fleet - Day 4, Oceanbridge Sail Auckland 2013 © Richard Gladwell www.richardgladwell.com

2012 Olympic Gold medalists in the Womens 470 class, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie report from their their new website www.teamjollyracing.com

We have been getting back into the swing of things, and keeping rather busy! With sailing, cross training and all of the planning that has to go in at these early stages taking up a lot of our time…

Anyway, just a bit of an update, we had our first regatta back of the season, which was the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Regatta, held at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, where we had a rather blustery three day event!!

We were a little rusty, and did rather a bit more swimming than we might have liked, but still managed to come away with the overall title, taking down all the men’s teams which was fun!!

Since then it has been back into daily training mode, as well as getting things sorted for the next four years. We have our first boat of this next campaign currently being built at Mackay Boats in Silverdale (nice and local) – Proudly sponsored by our new boat sponsor Kingspan – and with our container due to leave NZ bound for Europe in mid March, we have more than a little on!!!

We also attended the 50th Westpac Halberg Sports Awards last week, which was an amazing event to be able to go to, we had an excuse to get all dressed up which was a bit of fun – not our usual sailing gear and zink…

In other very cool news, we were both recently presented with our lovely new cars from the great guys at Flexi Lease, so we are moving up in the world! and finally both have roof racks and cars that can successfully tow a 470 around! The cars are pictured below – on one of our team cross training sessions!

GAC Pindar Sailing NewsZhik Yachting 660x82The Water Shed - 5

Related Articles

Olympic Sailing - New Zealand's first Gold Medalist dies
New Zealand's first Olympic sailing Gold Medalist, Jack Cropp died on Saturday. New Zealand's first Olympic sailing Gold Medalist, Jack Cropp died on Saturday. With skipper Peter Mander, Cropp built and campaigned a two man 12 sq Metre Sharpie in Christchurch, even though at the time they decided to campaign for the 1956 Olympics, there was only one 20 year old boat in Christchurch.
Posted on 27 Jun
Rio 2016 - Swiss 49er Grab Final Rio Berth - 49erFX Still Uncertain
It was a day to remember for Sebastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean of Switzerland who claim the final berth for Rio 2016 It was a day to remember for Sebastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean of Switzerland who claim the final berth for the 2016 Olympic games and will be competing in Rio. Sebastien was delighted posting, “Who would have thought so two years ago when I quit my little Laser Radial to jump in this crazy boat that is the 49er!”
Posted on 27 Jun
NZL Sailing Team - Burling and Tuke notch up 27th successive win
Emirates Team NZ's crew members Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have recorded yet another regatta victory to their tally Emirates Team NZ's crew members Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have recorded yet another regatta victory to their mounting tally with a win in the 49er class at 2016 Kiel Week in Germany. Going into today’s medal race the kiwis had a 26 point lead rendering them unassailable and they went on to take their 27th straight regatta win.
Posted on 26 Jun
Two young members of the Team Tilt squad selected for the Rio Olympics
Sebastien and Lucien have been racing the 49er together for two years. They have quickly progressed up the ranks Some very encouraging results over the last few months combined with a place becoming available and the Swiss Olympic ‘Newcomer Rule’ mean that Sebastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean will be heading to Rio this summer to represent their country at the Olympic Games.
Posted on 24 Jun
Los Angeles 1984 – All hail the Graels
With the city of Angels their backdrop, The Grael siblings, demonstrated the craft they had honed on waters of Guanabara The greatest stage in international sport, the Olympic Games, is a pressure cooker. While many wilt under the weight of expectation on their Olympic debut, two brothers from Brazil would shine.
Posted on 23 Jun
Rio 2016 - Australian Sailing's gender imbalance queried in Parliament
An MP has questioned the gender imbalance in the Australian Sailing team for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio The gender imbalance in the Australian Sailing team selected for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro was queried in the Victorian State Parliament on Tuesday. Victoria, Australia, is the host state for the Final of the 2016 World Sailing Cup in December.
Posted on 22 Jun
Kiwi Paralympian puts the case for retaining the SKUD18 beyond 2016
Kiwi Paralympic sailor Tim Dempsey makes an eloquent plea for the retention of the two/three person SKUD18 Kiwi Paralympic sailor Tim Dempsey makes an eloquent plea for the retention of the two/three person SKUD18 designed by Julian Bethwaite, as a Paralympic class. The SKUD18 came into the 2008 Olympics as a way of updating the classes, and to draw on the other Bethwaite designed Olympic classes, the 49er and now 49erFX - which uses the 49er hull and a Kiwi developed rig.
Posted on 20 Jun
Australian Gold medalist says bystanders watched armed robbery in Rio
Liesl Tesch recounts being robbed along with coach Sarah Ross on Sunday morning Liesl Tesch, a six time Olympian, along with coach Sarah Ross, was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday morning local time, in Rio de Janeiro in the third incident in a month involving sailors and firearms. 'As we passed the back of the bus stop over the road from our house, two people jumped out from behind/beside the bus stop in front of me.'
Posted on 20 Jun
My Best Olympic Race – Dorian van Rijsselberge
Reaching an accomplishment can take a matter of days, months or even years but many know what it takes. Reaching an accomplishment can take a matter of days, months or even years but many know what it takes. Tying your shoe laces for the first time as a young child is an achievement, playing your first note on a guitar, getting those grades to get into college or delivering a knockout presentation to seal a deal. We’ve all been there.
Posted on 20 Jun
Top 20 sailors invited to compete at 2016 Sailing World Cup Melbourne
Medallists from the Rio 2016 Games will each receive a travel grant and logistical support to attend this regatta. Medallists from the Rio 2016 Games will each receive a travel grant and logistical support to attend this regatta. That, along with the $200, 000 AUD in prize money shared across the various events, aims to attract Olympians wanting to not only claim the Olympic podium but also that of the penultimate fleet racing dinghy event.
Posted on 20 Jun