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.