New Zealand might not have won a medal at the sailing world championships in Aarhus but the bigger picture is at play and, importantly, six classes were qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn will have surfing and fishing on their minds over the next couple of weeks but the main item on their agenda is winning a medal for New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics.
Finishing fourth is never a nice feeling and it was particularly tough for Sam Meech after he started so well at the sailing world championships.
New Zealand collected two gold medals at Kiel Week, with Josh Junior winning the Finn and Alex Maloney and Molly Meech taking out the 49erFX.
Consistency has been hard to achieve for most in the challenging conditions at Kiel Week but a handful of New Zealand crews are in the hunt for medals, including Andy Maloney who leads the Finn.
New Zealand sailors made a successful start to the European season, winning three medals at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma, the third-most of any nation at the event.
Sam Meech has guaranteed himself a medal at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma and three other New Zealand boats will be fighting for a podium finish on the final day of the event tonight (NZ time).
Sam Meech lost some ground at the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma overnight (NZ time) but he's still in gold-medal contention heading into the business end of the event.
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.
The 2018 NZL Sailing Team has a fresh look to it with three additions to last year’s squad as the focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics heats up.