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Three NZ crews finish top ten at ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta

by Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ on 1 Jun 2009
Jo Aleh amd Olivia Powrie racing on Day 3 of the Delta Lloyd Regatta Thom Touw © http://www.thomtouw.com

Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have finished just outside the medals in 4th place in the hotly contested Women’s 470 fleet at 2009 Delta Lloyd Regatta concluded overnight in Medemblik, Netherlands.

The New Zealand team managed a further two top ten results with Dan Slater finishing 9th in the Finn, and Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk also 9th in their Star class debut. The regatta is the fifth of seven Olympic class regattas that make up the new ISAF Sailing World Cup.

Aleh and Powrie, former 420 World Champions, are new comers to the Olympic 470 class. Despite missing out on the podium by just four points, the pair will be encouraged by their performance at this event with consistent race results never finishing outside the top twelve places.

The next event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup is Kieler Woche in Kiel, Germany from 19-24 June.

New Zealand’s Final Results

4th - Jo Aleh & Olivia Powrie – 470 Women
9th - Dan Slater – Finn
9th - Hamish Pepper & Craig Monk – Star
15th - Geoff Woolley & Mark Overington – 470 Men
82nd - Aaron Hume-Merry – Laser

ISAF Sailing World Cup

The ISAF Sailing World Cup 2008-2009 consists of the following events:
16-21 Dec 2008 - Sail Melbourne The Asia Pacific Regatta, Melbourne, Australia
25-31 Jan 2009 - Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, USA
4-10 April 2009 - Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE, Palma, Spain
18-24 April 2009 - Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France
27-31 May 2009 - Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, Netherlands
20-29 June 2009 - Kieler Woche, Kiel, Germany
14-19 Sept 2009 - Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth, Great Britain
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