NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team

The Youth Sailing World Championships

New Zealand has a proud history of success at the Youth Sailing World Championships, having won a total of 51 medals including 16 gold, 18 silver and 17 bronze dating back to the first event in Sweden 1971. This year’s team will be looking to increase that tally in Corpus Christi.

Past notable winners include America's Cup skippers, Olympic medallists and Volvo Ocean Race sailors including Alex Maloney, Blair Tuke, Chris Dickson, Russell Coutts, Dean Barker and Stuart Bannatyne.

The team are proudly supported by the NZL Sailing Foundation (previously known as the NZL Yachting Trust), Oceanbridge, Zhik and HPSNZ.


The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships are being held in Corpus Christi on July 14-21. The prestigious international event sees national teams from around the world gather for a week-long regatta for youth class sailors under 19 years of age.

The 2018 NZL Sailing Foundation youth team selection regulations can be found on the official documents page.

2018 NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team

Josh Armit, 16 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) boy's Laser Radial 
Samantha Stock, 16 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) girl's Laser Radial 
Max Van der Zalm, 18 years (Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club) boy's RS:X 8.5
Veerle ten Have, 17 years (Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club) girl's RS:X 8.5
Seb Lardies, 17 years  / Scott McKenzie, 18 years (Kohimarama Yacht Club) boy's 29er
Sophia Fyfe, 15 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) / Alice Haslett, 16 years (Wakatere Boating Club) girl's 29er
Greta Stewart, 17 years  / Tom Fyfe, 18 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) Nacra 15
Seb Menzies, 13 years / Blake McGlashan, 15 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) boy's 420
Cara Higinbottom, 17 years (Naval Point Club Lyttelton) / Alice Floyd, 16 years (Christchurch Yacht Club) girl's 420