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NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team

The 2017 Youth World Sailing Championships were held in Sanya, China from the 9th - 16th December 2017. The prestigious international event sees national teams from around the world gather together for a week long regatta for youth class sailors under-19 years of age. New Zealand was represented by a team of 14 sailors;

See the 2017 NZL Sailing Founadation Youth Team's results here.

 

2017 NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team 

Josh Armit, 15 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) Laser Radial Boys
Annabelle Rennie-Younger, 18 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) Laser Radial Girls
Max Van der Zalm, 17 years (Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club) RS:X 8.5 Boys
Veerle ten Have, 16 years (Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club) RS:X 8.5 Girls
Seb Lardies, 17 years (Kohimarama Yacht Club) 29er Boys Skipper
Scott Mckenzie, 17 years (Kohimarama Yacht Club) 29er Boys Crew
Crystal Sun, 18 years (Kohimarama Yacht Club) 29er Girls Skipper
Olivia Hobbs, 18 years (Kohimarama Yacht Club) 29er Girls Crew
James Barnett, 15 years (Wakatere Boating Club and Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club) 420 Boys Skipper
Sam Street, 17 years (New Plymouth Yacht Club and Murrays Bay Sailing Club) 420 Boys Crew
Xanthe Copeland, 18 years (Wakatere Boating Club) 420 Girls Skipper
Annabel Cave, 18 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) 420 Girls Crew
Greta Stewart, 17 years old (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) Nacra 15 Skipper
Henry Haslett, 18 years old (Wakatere Boating Club and Murrays Bay Sailing Club) Nacra 15 Crew

Read the Team annoucement here.

 

The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships will be held in Corpus Christi, USA from 14 to 21 July 2018. The Yachting New Zealand Selection Regulations can be found on the Official Documents page

About the World Sailing Youth World Championships

New Zealand has a proud history of success at the World Sailing Youth Worlds which dates back to 1971. Over the history of the event kiwis have returned home with a total of 51 medals including 16 Gold, 18 Silver and 17 Bronze, and this year’s team will be looking to increase that tally.
 
The World Sailing Youth Worlds was first held in Sweden in 1971. The 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship in Sanya, China will be the 47th Championship.
 
Past notable winners include Americas Cup skippers, Olympic Medallists and Volvo Ocean Race sailors such as, Alex Maloney, Blair Tuke, Chris Dickson , Russell Coutts, Dean Barker, Stuart Bannatyne.
 
Proudly supported by the NZL Sailing Foundation (previously known as the NZL Yachting Trust) , Oceanbridge, Zhik and HPSNZ.