Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders brushed aside a late decision to ban the use of a sail they had been mastering in training to sit third after the opening day of the Nacra world championships in France overnight (NZ time).
It’s often said long distance relationships don’t work but Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders hope it will be the ingredient that helps deliver them Olympic gold.
The demand for New Zealand sailors is sky-high, with Kiwi accents everywhere on the tiny island of Madeira for this weekend’s Extreme Sailing Series.
The NZL Sailing Team suffered heartbreak at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup this morning, narrowly missing out on retaining the trophy they won four years ago.
The NZL Sailing Team were third equal on points after the first day of racing at the Youth America's Cup which was sailed in painfully light winds at times.
The NZL Sailing Team have enjoyed some relaxation time in Bermuda but it's not really what they went to the territory for and hope to get back out on the water tomorrow.
Liv Mackay's development as a top-level helm continues apace with some impressive form at the latest round of the World Match Racing Tour in Croatia over the weekend.
Talented kiwi duo and recently crowned Red Bull Foiling Generation World Champions Micah Wilkinson and Olivia Mackay have been named among the Yachting New Zealand performance award winners to be formally recognized at the Volvo Excellence awards evening on 25 November.
Representing New Zealand in the SL16 multihull class at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships are Micah Wilkinson and Jack Rogers.