There's a commonly held perception that yachting is a rich person's sport but those aboard Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup-winning yacht came from humble backgrounds.
Our clubs do a wonderful job producing good sailors, which is why Kiwis can be found at the forefront of the sport worldwide. We thought it was timely to acknowledge the clubs who played a hand in Emirates Team New Zealand’s success.
Innovation and excellence were key factors in Emirates Team New Zealand’s dominance in claiming the America’s Cup this morning, including an immensely talented bunch of Kiwi sailors.
Yachting in New Zealand is riding a high and last night won two categories at the 2017 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards.
Yachting has been recognised in the 2017 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, after being named as finalists in two categories.
Sailing was one of the success stories for New Zealand at last year’s Rio Olympics and that has been recognised with a handful of finalists in next month’s Halberg Awards.
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have been made Members of the Order of New Zealand in the New Year's Honours list.
NZL Sailing Team members and Rio Gold medallists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke featured in TVNZ's Sunday programme on November 21.
For the first time members of the public can vote for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year. New Zealand sailors, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have been named as finalists and voting closes TODAY so you need to cast your vote now before it’s too late.
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Conditions on the third day at St Petersburg were a complete turn around from the previous light-air days.