Josh Junior and Andy Maloney will swap the helmet and body armour for beige shorts and baggy T-shirts when they sail in next weekend’s Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.
Emirates Team New Zealand
The awards keep on coming for New Zealand sailors after Blair Tuke and Josh Junior picked up major gongs at their regional awards.
It might be a long way from the Great Sound in Bermuda but the Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club has seen a resurgence in sailing following this year's America's Cup and Emirates Team New Zealand's tour of the country.
Peter Burling made history at the Bay of Plenty Sports Awards, writes David Beck of the Rotorua Daily Post.
It was a victory that captivated a nation, so it was little surprise when Emirates Team New Zealand were named Executive Travel Sailor of the Year at the annual Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards.
Andy Maloney took out the supreme award at the Harbour Sport Excellence Awards on Friday night but felt he was a small part of a big team who won yachting's biggest prize - the America's Cup.
The America's Cup is going on a national tour of the regions to give New Zealanders the chance to see the trophy and also inspire a new generation of young Kiwis to get into the sport.
The first batch of winners for this year's Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards have been announced and feature world champions, America's Cup winners and individuals who are recognised for outstanding service to sailing in this country.
The Murrays Bay Sailing Club are hosting a special evening on October 27 to celebrate the success of Emirates Team New Zealand in winning the America's Cup.
Emirates Team New Zealand are returning to Christchurch to assist the Pleasant Point Yacht Club in South New Brighton, a club devastated by the Canterbury earthquakes.