sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : New Zealand Sailing Team named for 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games
New Zealand Sailing Team named for 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

'Finn Croft - NZL Youth Olympic Team - 2014'    Yachting NZ    Click Here to view large photo

Yachting New Zealand has announced that three young New Zealand sailors have been selected by the New Zealand Olympic Committee to attend the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games on from 16 – 28 August at Lake Jinniu, Nanjing in China.

Alastair Gifford - NZL Youth Olympic Team 2014 -  Yachting NZ  
Representing New Zealand in windsurfing and single-handed sailing the kiwi sailing team to attend the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games includes two boys and one girl.

The New Zealand sailors are:

Alastair Gifford – Boy’s single-handed class, Byte CII
15 years old from the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton

Finn Croft – Boy’s windsurfer- class, Techno 293
16 years old from Manly Sailing Club and Takapuna Boating Club, Auckland

Coral Headey - Girls windsurfer- class, Techno 293
15 years old from Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club, Tauranga

'These sailors are currently campaigning in youth classes and this event will provide them with a taste of what the Olympic Games are all about,' says Ian Neely, YNZ Talent Development Manager.

'It’s a really great opportunity for them and I know they are very excited.'

Coral Headey - NZL Youth Olympic Team - 2014 -  Yachting NZ  
Just one spot per country is available and those spots were earned through results. Finn, Alastair and Coral won their country qualification spots at their Oceania Championships; held in Manly, North Shore for the Techno 293 and Brisbane for the Byte CII.

They will be supported by legendary New Zealand windsurfer and double Olympic medallist Bruce Kendall, MBE who will travel to China with the group as coach.

Neely comments; 'It’s fantastic that Bruce can find the time to lead the team because he has a wealth of experience in Olympic sailing and brings huge enthusiasm when coaching New Zealand’s young sailors.

The sailing team will fly out of New Zealand together with the entire New Zealand team to attend the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games on 12th August 2014.

Racing begins for our sailors on Lake Jinniu on 18th August with registration, practice and the official opening ceremony preceding that. Finals are scheduled for 23rd August although the 24th is allocated as a reserve day if required.

For more information about the Youth Olympic Games in Lake Jinniu, Nanjing, China visit the official website




Finn Croft - NZL Youth Olympic Team - 2014 -  Yachting NZ   Click Here to view large photo

Coral Headey and Finn Croft - NZL Youth Olympic Team - 2014 -  Yachting NZ   Click Here to view large photo


by Jodie Bakewell-White


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=122632

10:41 AM Wed 28 May 2014GMT


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


Related News Stories:

25 May 2014  NZL Sailing Team: Sam Meech wins Laser at 2014 Delta Lloyd Regatta
24 May 2014  Images of the Waitemata: Fifties fly in Club Marine Winter Series
24 May 2014  Images of the Waitemata: Fresh breezes for Club Marine Winter Series
23 May 2014  The Return of 'Evolution' - Dean Barker's P-class
23 May 2014  Ewok takes out Auckland Champs, Round 1 of 2014 E5.9 Traveler Series
20 May 2014  The RPNYC Moore Wilson's Winter Series is back for 2014!
20 May 2014  ANZ Sail Fiji: Setting sail on ‘Big Red’
20 May 2014  Tauranga Bridge Marina wins the 2014 Inter Marina Sailing Challenge
17 May 2014  Three foilers race with RNZYS fleet in first of Club Marine Series
15 May 2014  ANZ Sail Fiji: Five of the Nifty Fifties to do battle on ocean classic
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





















Express 27 National Championship overall + Video by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,














America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do
Ronstan Bridge to Bridge 2014 - Images by Erik Simonson
Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team signs up
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 3
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2
PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3
America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner
Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini
Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
Helping boaters understand weather basics   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2   
Match 40s find the surface again + Video   
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi   
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director   
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition   
IFDS World Championship overall   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series   
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2   
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda   
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14   
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing   
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa   
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video   
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic   
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?   
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   


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