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Kiwis confirmed as international race officials

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Paul Davies has been made an international race officer for the first time, joining a collection of Kiwis involved in race management at the highest level.

Davies was confirmed during World Sailing's recent virtual annual conference and has been appointed for a four-year term.

He joins Megan Kensington and John Parrish who were reappointed as international race officers.  

Wayne Boberg was reappointed as an international judge, Alistair Deaves appointed as an international measurer for the Nacra 17 class (he's also a measurer for the OK Dinghy class), John Rountree reappointed as an international umpire and Helen McKenzie reappointed as an international classifier.

New Zealand now has 18 international race officials across the various disciplines. You can find the full list here.

World Sailing's race officials committee is presently confirming details on a number of other applications and may make further appointments in due course. 

Yachting New Zealand national sport development director Raynor Haagh congratulated all of the Kiwi race officials appointed to international roles.

"Race officials play such an important role in our sport because racing wouldn't be possible without them," Haagh said. "It's great to see New Zealand well represented at the highest level and we look forward to others joining them in the future.

"Being an international race officer is a great way to officiate at top events both here in New Zealand and overseas and is also a factor in this country being awarded hosting rights for international regattas."

  • Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing.