sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : NZL Sailing Team: First Olympic selections announced

NZL Sailing Team: First Olympic selections announced

'The NZ sailors announced on 21 December 2011 for the 2012 Olympic Regatta'    Kristine Lederis    Click Here to view large photo

The first members of an expected 200-strong New Zealand Olympic Team were named today.

NZL Sailing Team are New Zealand’s National Sailing team competing in Olympic sailing events -  Yachting NZ  
The team announced at a function at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is as follows:

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (49er)
Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie (Women’s 470)
Andrew Murdoch (Laser)
Jon Paul Tobin (RS:X)
Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders (Men’s 470)
Stephanie Hazard, Jenna Hansen and Susannah Pyatt (Women’s Match Racing)
Sara Winther (Laser Radial)

The sailor's nomination and selection followed top ten performances at the recently concluded ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth. New Zealand won one silver and two bronze medals at the Championships, at which all Olympic classes compete every fourth year before the Olympics

Olympic Scholarship holders Blair Tuke and Peter Burling (49er) won silver at Perth on the back of a bronze win earlier this year at the Olympic Test event.

'We’re really growing in confidence and moving steadily up the results table,' said Tuke, heading for his first Olympic Games. 'Being named to the Olympic team is a huge boost and we’re focused on an even better performance at Weymouth in 2012. '

Susannah Pyatt, Jenna Hansen, Stephanie Hazard - Womens Match Racing - Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships -  Kristine Lederis  
Burling represented New Zealand in Beijing where he finished tenth in the 470 class. 'The Olympic Games are an opportunity to once again represent my country with pride.'

Yachting New Zealand Olympic Director Jez Fanstone says the athletes make up a young team with strong podium potential.

'The athletes named today are the in-form athletes who have performed at the 2011 ISAF worlds and who are on track to perform at London 2012,' he said.

'Our goal is to learn the lessons from these worlds, to continue improving and to be back on the podium in 2012. Today’s announcement is a celebration of a successful World Championship and a successful year for the NZL Sailing team.'

There are nine athletes under 25 years of age in the sailing team and equal mix of male and female sailors.

There are three remaining classes not yet selected – Finn, Star and Women’s RS:X. The Star class is yet to qualify an Olympic spot for New Zealand. The process will continue until the completion of class world championships in 2012.

The 2012 Olympic sailing course is situated at Weymouth where conditions are expected to favour the New Zealand team. 'They’re well-balanced conditions not un-like the East Coast Bays of Auckland,' said Fanstone.

Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders leading the 470 fleet downwind. -  Alex Ocean Images  

2012 Olympic Sailing Team

Men’s single handed class- Laser
Andrew Murdoch
Yacht Club: Kerikeri Cruising Club
Age: 29 years

Women’s single handed class- Laser Radial
Sara Winther
Yacht Club: Takapuna Boating Club
Age: 30 years

Mens double handed class- 470
Paul Snow-Hansen
Yacht Club: Wakatere Boating Club
Age: 21 years
Jason Saunders
Yacht Club: Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club
Age: 21 years

Women’s double handed class- 470
Jo Aleh
Yacht Club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Age: 25 years
Olivia Powrie
Yacht Club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Age: 24 years

Men’s skiff class- 49er
Peter Burling
Yacht Club: Tauranga Yacht Club
Age: 20 years
Blair Tuke
Yacht Club: Kerikeri Cruising Club
Age: 22 years

Women’s Match Racing
Stephanie Hazard
Yacht Club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Sandspit Yacht Club
Age 22 years
Jenna Hansen
Yacht Club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Whangarei Cruising Club
Age: 25 years
Susannah Pyatt
Yacht Club:Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Murrays Bay Sailing Club
Age: 21 years

Men's Windsurfing RS:X
Jon-Paul Tobin
Yacht Club: Takapuna Boating Club
Age: 34

Other may be added to the team dependent on performances major regattas until June 2012




by Kristine Lederis and Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=92101

2:14 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on



Related News Stories:

03 Nov 2013  Lijia Xu ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 - THAT Speech
20 Aug 2013  Mat Belcher – 17 in a row - 'The harder I work, the luckier I get'
22 Jul 2013  2012 Olympic Games - Stevie Morrison one year on
22 Jul 2013  2012 Olympic Games - Lucy Macgregor one year on
03 Jun 2013  Ainslie: Close to quitting sailing after Andrew 'Bart' Simpson's death
31 May 2013  A Tribute to Bart
29 Dec 2012  Ainslie knighted in New Year Honours, five others recognised
28 Nov 2012  2012 Paralympic Games a winner in global TV ratings
21 Nov 2012  London Paralympic Games debrief to start in Rio
02 Nov 2012  2012 Olympics: The Medalists thoughts on Kites and Windsurfers
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT