The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Mastercard national youth training weeks are currently underway on Kawau Island, and one lucky team from Waimea College in Nelson are there courtesy of winning a scholarship from event sponsors Mastercard.
It's taken all week for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke to get there but they find themselves exactly where they want to be heading into the final day of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland.
The scorecard doesn't always tell the full story but it shows Peter Burling and Blair Tuke in a strong position after the second day of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Auckland.
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were about 400m away from the perfect start to the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships today but a capsize close to the finish line left them thinking about what might have been.
A Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron team skippered by Alastair Gifford won the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship on Pittwater last weekend, successfully defending the title won by fellow club member Jordan Stevenson last year.
Some of the world's best sailors are in Auckland for the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships. Delve into this guide on what it's all about, how you can watch it and who will be racing.
A recent request for an interpretation of the rules, regarding the positioning of sail numbers on Sunburst sails, highlighted there were contradictions between the racing rules of sailing, Yachting New Zealand prescriptions and some class rules.
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