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Media Releases

19 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Today Peter Burling and Blair Tuke’s four year goal to win Olympic Gold came to fruition as they stood atop the podium on Rio’s Flamenco Beach and were presented their medals. Read more
19 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have won Olympic Silver at their first Games appearance in a thrilling 49erFX medal race showdown which closed out the Rio 2016 Regatta. Read more
18 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
After the chaos of Tuesday, when fifteen races were sailed across seven events including three medal races, Wednesday’s schedule looked light – just two medal races for the Women’s and Men’s 470. However the wind didn’t show up and both Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox will come back and try again tomorrow.  Read more
17 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
First-time Olympian Sam Meech has won Olympic Bronze in the Laser class pushing off challenges from five-time Olympic medallist Robert Scheidt (BRA) and reigning world champion Nick Thompson (GBR) with a solid medal race performance in Rio today. Read more
17 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
While Sam Meech was securing Laser bronze, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke went out and extended their leading margin in the 49er class to become unbeatable and are now assured of Olympic gold after they sail Thursday’s medal race. Read more
16 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Sam Meech will wait another day to sail for an Olympic podium finish after today’s medal race was postponed and then abandoned late in the afternoon in Rio 2016. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have stepped out their lead in the 49er event with one day, (three races) of qualifying to go and women’s skiff pair Alex Maloney and Molly Meech hold 2nd place on a tightly bunched 49erFX leader-board. Read more
15 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
It has been an eventful day in Rio for the NZL Sailing Team with some great race results and some tough decisions. Winds were light and from the south; racing was postponed initially but got underway through the afternoon. Read more
14 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Sam Meech will go into the Olympic Laser Medal Race well placed for a bronze after winning the final fleet race in the men’s single-handed fleet at Rio 2016. Read more
13 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have returned a perfect score-card on day one of Rio 2016 and take the early lead in the 49er event.  Read more
12 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
New Zealand’s Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have returned a storming day in big, bold conditions outside Rio Bay to take the lead after day two in the Women’s 470 event. Read more
11 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Both New Zealand 470 sailing crews have opened their Rio 2016 campaign with good results on a day that provided challenging and wide-ranging conditions. Elsewhere, like many of the top sailors competing here in Rio today, the kiwis found the day demanding.   Read more
11 Aug 2016
by Yachting New Zealand
A protest decision has seen Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie disqualified from race one in the Women’s 470 at Rio 2016.  Read more
10 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Two New Zealanders sailed on day two of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta including Sam Meech who has climbed into third overall with a couple of great races. Read more
9 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Sam Meech has opened his first Olympic regatta sailing two races today on Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro to lie 6th overall in the Laser event.  Read more
6 Aug 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Just hours from the start of the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony we bring you this update from the NZL Sailing Team. Read more
18 Jul 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Olympic Sailing Team Auckland Media Opportunity - 26 July A nine-strong group New Zealand’s 2016 Olympic Sailing Team will be in Auckland for a media opportunity on Tuesday 26 July. Formalities will be short and brief interviews with sailors will be possible. Read more
26 Jun 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have recorded yet another regatta victory to their mounting tally with a win in the 49er class at 2016 Kiel Week in Germany. Read more
13 Jun 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
New Zealand has won gold and silver at Sailing World Cup Regatta with young crew Logan Dunning Beck and Jack Simpson taking the 49er victory and their best ever international performance. Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech will go to Rio 2016 in less than two months buoyed by a superb medal race win and a silver medal in the 49erFX class.  Read more
12 Jun 2016
by Jodie Bakewell-White
A strong penultimate day performance means New Zealand is well placed for medals in the 49er and 49erFX events going into the final day of 2016 Weymouth Sailing World Cup Regatta with just the medal race remaining. Read more
9 Jun 2016
by Yachting New Zealand
In May Yachting New Zealand announced collectively with the New Zealand Olympic Committee, that a team of 12 sailors had been selected to represent New Zealand in seven events at Rio 2016. Read more

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