ISAF World Cup: Team Jolly on winning the Gold Medal at Weymouth
By Jo Aleh, Auckland ,
7:42 PM Wed 13 Jun 2012
For the last week, we have been racing in the Sail for Gold Regatta - the last World Cup event for us of the year, and pretty much the last big regatta we will do until the games. Nicely for us, it went rather well....
The 470 course for the regatta was out in the back paddock, a good 25-45 minute tow from the launching ramp (the tow being the coldest part of the day) ...
Burling and Tuke win second silver medal at 49er Worlds
By Kristine Lederis, Auckland ,
5:10 AM Sun 13 May 2012
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, NZ's 2012 Olympic 49er sailors, have achieved a second consecutive silver medal at the 49er World Championships.
Overnight in Zadar, Croatia, two final series races were sailed and then the double point medal race for the top ten competitors in the gold fleet. Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen of Australia won this event for the fourth time. ...
NZL has outstanding penultimate day at 49er Worlds in Zadar, Croatia
By NZL 49er association, Tauranga ,
6:34 AM Sat 12 May 2012
Fantastic penultimate day for both NZL 49er crews at their 2012 Worlds in Zadar, Croatia.
The penultimate day of 49er racing started the same as every day this week with a light Mediterranean sea breeze coming in before lunch, barely rising to 10 knots each day. With beautiful weather and the air temp rising to nearly 30 deg - sunnies, hats and rash top conditions. Zadar is an absolutely ...
NZL Sailing Team head into Gold Fleets at Palma World Cup event
By Kristine Lederis, Yachting NZ, Auckland ,
4:30 AM Thu 5 Apr 2012
At the half way mark of the ISAF World Cup Regatta for Olympic classes in Spain, the qualifying rounds have been completed and the NZL Sailing Team will be in the gold fleets of all fleet racing divisions.
Now that six races have been completed for all the fleet racing classes, the worst score of each boat has been discarded and standings have been shuffled. ...
NZL 49er: Training continues in Auckland against internationals
By Peter Burling Blair Tuke, Tauranga ,
6:56 AM Sat 10 Mar 2012
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke update on their 49er campaign heading towards the 2012 Olympic: Training is ramping up nicely with another two overseas 49er crews joining us in NZ this month. We have just finished training with the Irish 49er team who we hosted in New Zealand for the last 10 days. We learnt a lot from the racing against the Irish boys ...
Team Jolly take out the NZ 470 National Title
By Jo Aleh, Auckland ,
4:34 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
The 2012 NZ 470 Nationals was held this weekend in Tauranga, and after a truly terrible first day (not results wise, but torrential rain, no wind and freezing temperatures) the last two days of the regatta were held on two perfect summer days (a rather rare occurrence this summer...) ...
NZL Sailing Team: NZL 49er on course for the 2012 Olympics
By Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, Tauranga ,
1:25 PM Thu 22 Dec 2011
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke report on their performance in Perth in the Olympic 49er at the 2011 World Championships and the announcement on Wednesday by the NZ Olympic Committee: A Silver medal at the 49er World Championships in Perth ... then yesterday being announced as the first members of the NZ Olympic Team for London 2012. A very proud moment for us. ...
NZL Sailing Team: First Olympic selections announced
By Kristine Lederis and Sail-World, Napier ,
12:14 PM Wed 21 Dec 2011
The athletes’ nomination and selection followed robust performances at the recently concluded Sailing World Championships in Perth. The World Championship returned one silver and two bronze medals for New Zealand. ...
Young, experienced New Zealand team selected for 2012 Sailing Olympics
By Richard Gladwell,
12:11 PM Wed 21 Dec 2011
The New Zealand Olympic Committee today announced a Sailing team to contest seven events at the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Weymouth, England, next August.
The announcement follow the conclusion of the ISAF World Sailing Championships which were the Olympic Qualification for 75 percent of the places at the 2012 Olympics. New Zealand qualified in nine of the ten events at the first round in Perth. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Three medals at World Championships
By Kristine Lederis, Fremantle ,
2:59 AM Mon 19 Dec 2011
The final races of the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships resulted in the NZL Sailing team winning three medals. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke return to NZ as silver medallists in the 49er class while Andrew Murdoch won Bronze in the Men’s Laser, and Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie won the Bronze medal in the Women’s 470. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Reaching for medals at World Championship finals
By Kristine Lederis, Fremantle ,
4:23 AM Sun 18 Dec 2011
NZL Sailing Team will be represented in each of the final four medal races on Sunday, and all are within striking distance of the podium. Saturday was the penultimate day of racing for most sailors at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, and now just the top ten remain of each class in the pursuit of precious medals. ...
NZL Sailing Team has four medal chances on final day of ISAF Worlds
9:29 PM Sat 17 Dec 2011
The NZL Sailing Team will contest the medal races of four events on the final day of the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth.
All told NZ sailors have made the medal races in six of the nine events contested, which is a very encouraging result going into the 2012 Olympics. The team has qualified for the Olympics in all nine events contested. ...