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.
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.
New Zealand's top two Nacra 17 crews have been joined by three international combinations in Auckland this summer in a remarkable show of allegiance.
Liv Mackay and Micah Wilkinson did what any product of generation Y would do and went onto YouTube when they heard the Red Bull Foiling Generation was coming to New Zealand in 2016.
What strikes first is the speed – upwards of 27 knots – but then the noise hits. It's a constant, almost eerie, whistle as the wind passes through the boat.
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders mounted a stirring comeback on the final day of the Nacra world championships in France but just fell short of picking up a medal.
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders had a disappointing day at the Nacra 17 world championships in France overnight (NZ time) but a new Kiwi crew emerged as medal contenders.
In a day of snakes and ladders, Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders briefly led the Nacra 17 world championships in France overnight (NZ time) before suffering a capsize and ending the day in sixth overall.
The real racing will begin tonight (NZ time) at the Nacra 17 world championships in France with the start of gold fleet racing and Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders are well placed to push for a podium finish.