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.
The awards keep on coming for New Zealand sailors after Blair Tuke and Josh Junior picked up major gongs at their regional awards.
Josh Junior didn't see much of the America's Cup, having spent most of the time with his head down pedalling as hard as he could to provide oil for the thirsty Emirates Team New Zealand catamaran.
Phil Robertson has won so often this year it almost feels like a surprise when he doesn't finish on top of the podium.
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.
Applications are now open for the 2017 St Johns Rotary Scholarship.
Two more race wins for Giles Scott (GBR) at the Finn Europeans in La Rochelle extends his lead to 18 points, and allows him to discard a second place from the first race of the day to leave him with four race wins out of five sailed. Andrew Mills (GBR) has moved up to second while Ed Wright (GBR) has discarded his BFD from race 1 to climb into third.
For the second day running no racing was possible due to a lack of wind at the 2013 Finn Gold Cup on now in Tallin, Estonia where kiwis Josh Junior, Andrew Murdoch and Matt Coutts are competing.