Alex Maloney and Molly Meech look set to finish on the podium at the Kiel Week regatta tonight (NZT) but it's just a matter of what colour their medal will be.
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech had been looking forward to stronger winds at Kiel Week all regatta and it played into their hands last night (NZT) as the Olympic 49erFX silver medallists climbed to the top of the standings after three days of racing.
The pair scored two wins, a second and a sixth to open an eight-point lead on the British combination of Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey.
There was the familiar sight of a Kiwi crew on top of the 49er standings at Kiel Week today but it wasn't the pair the sailing world has got used to.
The Kiwi pair of Alex Maloney and Molly Meech were left rueing a penalty before the World Cup final in Santander that cost them a chance of a medal.
One tactical error proved costly in what was an otherwise good day of racing for Alex Maloney and Molly Meech at the World Cup final in Santander, Spain, overnight (NZT).
The Olympic 49erFX silver medallists posted two thirds but were 13th in the first race of the day.
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech put aside the frustration of yesterday to make progress up the leaderboard at the World Cup final in Santander overnight (NZT).
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have plenty of work to do to get back in the mix at the World Cup finals in Santander after copping a penalty before racing even started but Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey are well positioned in the 49er fleet.
You know about Burling and Tuke – but have you heard about Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski? Both just 20 years old they are the NZL Sailing Team’s ‘other’ 49er campaigners, and last year they achieved a major career highlight with a sixth place finish at the 2012 49er World Championships.