Tom Saunders made too many mistakes on the final two days of racing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands, slipping from fourth to miss the medal race by one point.
Tom Saunders will be eyeing a place on the podium after jumping up the standings at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands overnight.
Andrew McKenzie's climb up the leaderboard at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres, France, continued overnight (NZT) and the young Kiwi is targeting another couple of strong results to qualify for Sunday's medal race in the Laser fleet.
(Andrew McKenzie. Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing)
Andrew McKenzie cast aside the bitterly cold conditions in Hyeres, France, to fire at the World Cup regatta, winning the last race of the day in the Laser fleet overnight (NZ time).
(Andrew McKenzie won the last Laser race of the day. Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing)
Andrew McKenzie was the best placed of the Kiwis after the first day of racing at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres overnight (NZ time) but many of the New Zealand contingent were looking forward to forecast strong winds to arrive.
(Sam Meech collected a sixth in the second race. Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing)
It was while out sailing with his parents that Sam Meech decided he wanted to put another Olympic campaign together.
Tom Saunders won an unprecedented fourth OKI 24-hour Race when he teamed up with Andrew McKenzie on Lake Pupuke last weekend.
Fantastic sailing conditions greeted competitors in the Sailing World Cup Final medal races today, as the event in Melbourne drew to a close.
The two kiwis to compete in medal races for double points today were Laser sailor Andrew McKenzie, pictured above (Sailing Energy/World Sailing) and Laser Radial sailor Susannah Pyatt.
Pyatt says a perfect 15-knot breeze with waves and sunshine off the St Kilda Sailing Precinct made for great sailing, as she worked hard to improve her overall position.
Chances are you have already heard about Andrew McKenzie… he is one of New Zealand’s rising stars in single handed dinghy sailing. Andrew has been selected to sail for New Zealand in Cyprus at the 2013 ISAF Youth World Championships in the Laser Radial.
The Kohimarama Yacht Club sailor has plenty of international competition under his belt having represented New Zealand at the 2008 Optimist World Championships, competed in Canada under Yachting New Zealand’s CORK scholarship in 2011, sailed in Laser Radial Regattas across the ditch in Australia and in the UK. And Andrew was a member of the 2012 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team that sailed in Dublin last July.