Two top tens for NZL Sailing Team in Abu Dhabi

by Jodie Bakewell-White

Sam Meech finished ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 8th overall, and the best placed of the four-strong  NZL Sailing Team contingent in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

The regatta wrapped up on 1 November in the United Arab Emirates, with kiwis Sam Meech and Mike Bullot lining up for the Laser medal race.

Meech placed 4th in the final medal race, Bullot was 10th which saw both sailors retain the position they took into the last race, as their final result – 8th for Meech and 10th for Bullot.

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Abu Dhabi
NZL Sailing Team’s Final Results

Sam Meech – 8th
Mike Bullot – 10th
Andy Maloney – 11th
Sara Winther – 19th

Full results here

Sara Winther says, “So, interesting week here in Abu Dhabi. Did some really good training before the event, but then we raced in the other wind direction all regatta.”

“I had some really good parts of racing but unfortunately kept getting yellow flags on the reach, so will need to sort that out before the worlds. But has been awesome and really tight racing against the top 20 in the world. Now off home for one week to begin the final preparations before the Worlds in Oman.”

Andy Maloney says, “Happy with what I have learned here in Abu Dhabi the last two weeks, even though the end result is disappointing. Looking forward to working hard over summer ahead of 2016.”


02 Nov 2015
03 Nov 2015