Erica Dawson contemplated giving up sailing altogether but now realises she has a big future in the sport.
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech will leave Porto "pretty happy" after claiming bronze at the 49erFX world championships overnight (NZ time) but already have their sights on climbing a couple more steps of the podium next year.
Cartwheels, capsizes and cancellations were the order of the day at the 49er and 49erFX world championships in Porto but Alex Maloney and Molly Meech are still in sight of their second world title.
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech enjoyed a near-flawless day in challenging conditions to extend their lead at the 49erFX world championships in Porto overnight (NZ time).
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech won’t be afraid to try different things when returning to racing over the next month in the hope it brings long-term success.
The quality of racing in both the men’s and women’s Olympic skiff events at 2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland is guaranteed to be world class with both fleets featuring not only both reigning world champions but the also men’s silver medallists from the 2013 Worlds, and top female 49erFX crews from the Netherlands, Japan and Australia.
Current World Champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (49er) and Molly Meech and Alex Maloney (49erFX) each completed a good series to retain their national titles in the 49er and 49erFX respectively at the New Zealand Championships Regatta sailed in Auckland from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club over the weekend of 11-12 January 2014.
The up-coming 2013 49er and 49erFX World Championships will feature five New Zealand entries including Olympic silver medallists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke; racing starts next Tuesday, 24th September and runs over six days in Marseille, France.
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech from New Zealand have won gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres in the 49erFX class securing the victory today after six days of racing off the French coast. And Josh Junior has taken his first podium finish at a World Cup Regatta with bronze in the Finn.