Alex Maloney and Molly Meech continued their dominance in the 49erFX at Sail Sydney, with seemingly their biggest worry keeping out of the way of ferries chugging up and down Sydney harbour.
Kiwi crews claimed bragging rights after the first day of Sail Sydney, with New Zealanders sitting on top of the leaderboard in all three classes they are competing in.
The aim of any Olympic programme is to have competition and depth and it’s exactly what is transpiring in the Laser class in this country.
New Zealand sailors walked away from the Enoshima Olympic Week regatta with four medals, including golds to Alex Maloney and Molly Meech in the 49erFX and Tom Saunders in the Laser.
Another typhoon is starting to gather momentum and so are Alex Maloney and Molly Meech at the Enoshima Olympic Week regatta in Japan.
The first day of the Enoshima Olympic Week regatta was about backing yourself and hoping it came off and it did for a couple of New Zealand boats.
One of the key factors behind the success of New Zealand’s sailors at last year’s Olympics was the amount of time they spent in Rio leading up to the Games and it’s an approach they plan to take again ahead of Tokyo 2020.
Many of New Zealand’s top sailors are in Enoshima this week to get their first look at the sailing venue for the Tokyo Olympics.
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech will leave Porto "pretty happy" after claiming bronze at the 49erFX world championships overnight (NZ time) but already have their sights on climbing a couple more steps of the podium next year.
Cartwheels, capsizes and cancellations were the order of the day at the 49er and 49erFX world championships in Porto but Alex Maloney and Molly Meech are still in sight of their second world title.
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech enjoyed a near-flawless day in challenging conditions to extend their lead at the 49erFX world championships in Porto overnight (NZ time).