Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders will head to the upcoming world sailing championships full of confidence after finishing second at the Nacra 17 European championships in Poland.
Eight members are in this year's Aon Fast Track Squad.
Sixteen teams are competing this weekend to take out the New Zealand leg of the Red Bull Foiling Generation and then go on to the world finals in the US.
32 of New Zealand’s most talented youth sailors will be competing in the first stop of the 2018 Red Bull Foiling Generation World Series, to be held at Auckland’s Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on February 24-25.
For so long a New Zealand crew has been at the forefront of the 49er fleet but now a trio of combinations are trying to go some way to emulating what Peter Burling and Blair Tuke achieved over the last Olympic cycle.
Sam Meech is in pole position ahead of today's medal race in the Laser fleet at the World Cup regatta in Gamagori and has already done enough to at least guarantee silver.
It was moving day for the New Zealanders at the World Cup regatta in Gamagori yesterday, with two boats lying second and seven of the eight inside the top 10.
A typhoon might be descending on Japan early next week but the sailors at the World Cup regatta in Gamagori are having to contend with painfully light winds.
Four New Zealand crews are among the top 10 after the first day of the new 2018 World Cup season in Gamagori, Japan, but the day was cut short for most due to a lack of wind.
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.