The 50th anniversary of the Solo Trans-Tasman Yacht Challenge in 2023 will not only feature a new finishing destination but also a new naming rights sponsor with Ray White New Plymouth coming on board.
There’s not a lot Sharon Ferris-Choat hasn’t done in sailing. She’s a two-time Olympian, first woman to be part of a team to win a round the world race, world distance record breaker and the first woman to skipper a GC32 team.
Steinlager 2 will leave the dock on Sunday afternoon with a bunch of young sailors wanting to make a positive impact on the environment and will return three days later with sailors armed with more ideas on how to make this happen.
New Zealand sailors have established a proud tradition on the world stage, winning multiple medals at Olympic and world level, and Yachting New Zealand are looking for someone to help bring about more success.
Jo Aleh admits she's a competitive person so is having to temper her expectations but the two-time Olympic medallist is encouraged by the start she made with Molly Meech to their 49erFX international career.
Five New Zealand crews will contest the medal races on the final day of racing at the French Olympic Week regatta in Hyeres tonight (NZ time), with two windfoilers in with a chance of finishing on the podium.
New Zealand's windfoilers didn't really know how they would go in their first foray into international competition so are very encouraged to have two sailors in and around the top 10 at the French Olympic Regatta in Hyeres.
Alex Maloney and Olivia Hobbs feel like they're finding their feet as a combination and it showed in today's results at the French Olympic Week regatta in Hyeres, with the pair notching three good results to put them right in the hunt.
New Zealand sailors are renowned for enjoying stronger breezes but many of this country's top Olympic campaigners are hoping for some lighter winds at the French Olympic Week regatta in Hyeres to mix things up.
After three attempts at hosting the 2021 NZ Youth Match Racing Nationals with postponements due to covid, the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club was finally able to run the event with nine teams attending from 14-17 April.
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