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NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team

NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team

The Youth Sailing World Championships

New Zealand has a proud history of success at the Youth Sailing World Championships, having won a total of 55 medals including 17 gold, 20 silver and 18 bronze dating back to the first event in Sweden 1971. The 2018 team won a record-equalling four medals in Corpus Christi.

Past notable winners include America's Cup skippers, Olympic medallists and Volvo Ocean Race sailors including Alex Maloney, Blair Tuke, Chris Dickson, Russell Coutts, Dean Barker and Stuart Bannatyne.

The team are proudly supported by the NZL Sailing Foundation (previously known as the NZL Yachting Trust), Oceanbridge, Zhik and HPSNZ.

2020

The 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships will be held in Salvador, Brazil in December 2020. The prestigious international event will see national teams from around the world gather for a week-long regatta for youth class sailors under 19 years of age.

The 2020 NZL Sailing Foundation youth team selection regulations can be found on the Information for sailors page.

2019

The 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships were held in Gdynia, Poland on July 13-20. You can read the final update here.

Results;

Gold  Seb Menzies / Blake McGlashan,420 M
6th    Helena Sanderson / Jack Honey,Nacra
9th    Samantha Stock, Laser Radial W
14th   Eli Liefting / Jack Frewin, 29er M
15th   Luke Cashmore, Laser Radial M
23rd   Sydney Cunliffe / Rebecca Hume,420 W
25th   Sophia Fyfe / Holly Liefting, 29er W 

      

 

The 2019 NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team

 

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  • Blake McGlashan

    Blake McGlashan

    Top three sailing accomplishments: 2018 420 Open World Champion 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, 420 - 5th 2018 & 2019 NZ 420 Nationals Champion Q & A with Blake McGlashan

    How did you get into sailing?

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Region
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    420 Crew
  • Eli Liefting

    Eli Liefting

    Top three sailing accomplishments: Selection for the 2019 NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team 2017 RS Feva World Champion 2017 America's Cup Endeavour RS Feva Regatta Champion Q & A with Eli Liefting

    How did you get into sailing?

    Region
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    29er helm
  • Helena Sanderson

    Helena Sanderson

    Top three sailing accomplishments: 2018 29er World Championships - making the gold fleet 2018 Sail Sydney, Nacra 15 - 3rd 2017 NZ 29er North Island Champs - 2nd Q & A with Helena Sanderson

    How did you get into sailing?

    Hometown:
    Kerikeri
    Region
    Northland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    Nacra 15 helm
  • Holly Liefting

    Holly Liefting

    Top three sailing accomplishments: Winning China Cup Taking gold at the Sir Peter Blake regatta in RS Feva Sailing in Bermuda Q & A with Holly Liefting

    How did you get into sailing?
    Parents used to sail and we live very close to a yacht club

    Region
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    29er Crew
  • Jack Frewin

    Jack Frewin

    Top three sailing accomplishments: Selection for the 2019 NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team 2018 Sail Sydney and Sail Melbourne, 29er - 4th 2018 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, 29er - 3rd Other clubs Jack is a member of:

    Howick Sailing Club

    Region
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    29er crew
  • Jack Honey

    Jack Honey

    Top three sailing accomplishments: 2018 29er Open World Championships - 3rd mixed team 2019 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, Nacra 15 - 1st 2018 Sail Sydney, Nacra 15 - 3rd Q & A with Jack Honey

    How did you get into sailing?

    Hometown:
    Paihia
    Region
    Northland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    Nacra 15 crew
  • Luke Cashmore

    Luke Cashmore

    Top three sailing accomplishments: Selection for the 2019 NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team 2017 and 2018 NZ schools teams racing national champion. 2017 NZ Starling Nationals - 2nd Q & A with Luke Cashmore

    How did you get into sailing?

    Region
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    Laser Radial
  • Rebecca Hume

    Rebecca Hume

    Top three sailing accomplishments: 2019 NZ 420 Nationals - 1st girl, 3rd overall 2019 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, 420 - 2nd girl 2017/2018 NZ starling traveller series - 3rd girl Q & A with Rebecca Hume

    How did you get into sailing?

    Region
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    420 crew
  • Samantha Stock

    Samantha Stock

    Top three sailing accomplishments: 2019 NZ Laser Radial National Championships - 1st youth girl 2019 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - 1st youth girl 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, Laser Radial - 20th Q & A with Samantha Stock

    How did you get into sailing?

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Region
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    Laser Radial
  • Seb Menzies

    Seb Menzies

    Top three sailing accomplishments:

    2018 420 Open World Champion

    2018 Youth Sailing World Championship, 420 - 5th

    2019 NZ Waszp National Champion

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Region
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    420 Helm
  • Sophia Fyfe

    Sophia Fyfe

    Top three sailing accomplishments: 3rd female team at the 2018 29er Open World Championships Qualifying for the 2018 NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team Member of the 2016 NZ Optimist North Americans Team Q & A with Sophia Fyfe

    How did you get into sailing?

    Hometown:
    Auckland
    Region
    Auckland
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    29er Helm
  • Sydney Cunliffe

    Sydney Cunliffe

    Top three sailing accomplishments: Qualifying for the NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team 2017/2018 NZ starling traveller series - 1st girl Qualifying for the Optimist Asian travelling team in 2017 Q & A with Sydney Cunliffe

    How did you get into sailing?

    Hometown:
    Taupo
    Region
    Waikato/Thames
    Date of Birth:
    Teams:
    NZL Sailing Foundation Youth team
    Competition Class(es):
    420 helm