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

 

Sail-World.com : Laser combat set to continue at 2011 Sail Auckland Regatta, next week

Laser combat set to continue at 2011 Sail Auckland Regatta, next week

'Andrew Murdoch - NZL Sailing Team - Medal Races, 2010 Skandia Sail For Gold, Weymouth'    Natalie McDowell

2008 Olympic representative, Andrew Murdoch, has sent a message to his rivals in the Laser class, by winning a hard fought Laser National Championships which concluded on Tuesday off Torbay, on Auckland's North Shore.

Within the NZL Sailing Team, New Zealand’s elite Olympic campaigners, the Laser class is the best represented with no less than five of the single-handed sailors meeting the performance targets required for inclusion. It was those five sailors who took out the top five places in the open fleet at this National Champs, with 2008 Olympic representative Andrew Murdoch coming through victorious on the final day at Torbay.

Murdoch defended his title with the narrowest of margins winning on count back over Sam Meech from Tauranga, the youngest of this hot five. Rounding out the podium for bronze was Josh Junior from Wellington, just one point back. Andy Maloney placed fourth, and Mike Bullot was fifth in the fleet of 27 for the Open title.

'After one drop only three points separated the top four of - Andrew Murdoch and Sam Meech (25 points), Josh Junior (26 points) and Andy Maloney (27 points). This result illustrates the intense competition in the Yachting New Zealand elite squad for the one Laser Olympic spot,' commented Mike Knowsley, from the Laser Association reporting on the regatta.

Next week a little further south at Takapuna, it will be all on once more among this group who are all seeking the single berth on offer for London 2012. Racing at 2011 Sail Auckland starts on Thursday 3rd February and the Laser class will be back to battling it out on the water along with the other Olympic, Paralympic and Invited classes.

The Laser National Championships and Sail Auckland are the key regattas staged here in New Zealand for our Olympic Laser sailors.

Attracting a record number of entries this year, the Laser Nationals included over 180 sailors competing in five divisions. Blown out and cancelled on Day 2 the regatta played out over just three days of racing with most fleets completing eight races to decide the series.

Other winners included Jo Aleh taking out the Laser Radial fleet, Keith Inglis the Laser 4.7 fleet, Mark Page the Laser Standard Masters, and Scott Leith the Laser Radial Masters.

Sail Auckland 2011 -  Jodie Bakewell-White  

The Sail Auckland Regatta has become New Zealand’s premier Olympic class event since it was established in 1996 to host the International Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta with the goal of promoting Olympic Class racing in New Zealand.

Attracting international sailors to compete in New Zealand, Sail Auckland gives aspiring Olympic and Paralympics sailors the opportunity to compete locally without the expense of travelling overseas for essential international competition.

Sail Auckland’s main objective is to foster and promote Olympic Class sailing and assist our Olympic sailors achieve medals at the Olympic Games and World Championship level. The regatta was granted ISAF Grade 1 status five years ago.

For more information about Sail Auckland Regatta see www.sailauckland.org.nz

Sail Auckland 2011 -  Jodie Bakewell-White  




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=79687

8:36 PM Wed 26 Jan 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World

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
































2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii


































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
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   


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