Liv Mackay and Micah Wilkinson did what any product of generation Y would do and went onto YouTube when they heard the Red Bull Foiling Generation was coming to New Zealand in 2016.
What strikes first is the speed – upwards of 27 knots – but then the noise hits. It's a constant, almost eerie, whistle as the wind passes through the boat.
New Zealand finished with five crews inside the top 10 at the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, last night.
Two New Zealand sailors will be chasing medals on the final day of the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, tonight.
Josh Armit is in third in the boy's Laser Radial, seven points off a possible silver medal but with two other sailors breathing down his neck.
Annabelle Rennie-Younger propelled herself back into medal contention in the girl's Laser Radial after a third and fourth last night and is fifth, only four points behind Argentina's Luciana Cardozo in third.
It pays for Olympic class sailors to be handy mathematicians and Sam Meech found himself doing a few sums throughout the last day of Sail Sydney recently.
Seb Lardies and Scott McKenzie showed their potential by winning two out of their three races at the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, yesterday to climb further up the leaderboard.
A number of Kiwis will be chasing medals tomorrow on the final day of Sail Sydney as they look to round off the year on a good note.
Brighton-based skipper Robert Munns will travel to New Zealand in November 2018 to take 35 adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) on his award-winning sailing challenge.
Josh Armit and Annabelle Rennie-Younger were the best placed of the Kiwis after two days of the youth sailing world championships.
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech continued their dominance in the 49erFX at Sail Sydney, with seemingly their biggest worry keeping out of the way of ferries chugging up and down Sydney harbour.