Bubble soccer and bullrush were on the agenda when the NZL Sailing Team met for a team camp in Auckland last week but there was also a focus on what the team need to do to be ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
NZL Sailing Team
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.
For so long a New Zealand crew has been at the forefront of the 49er fleet but now a trio of combinations are trying to go some way to emulating what Peter Burling and Blair Tuke achieved over the last Olympic cycle.
Sam Meech won his first World Cup regatta in Gamagori and wants to be in a position where he’s fighting for the title on a regular basis.
Sam Meech is in pole position ahead of today's medal race in the Laser fleet at the World Cup regatta in Gamagori and has already done enough to at least guarantee silver.
It was moving day for the New Zealanders at the World Cup regatta in Gamagori yesterday, with two boats lying second and seven of the eight inside the top 10.
A typhoon might be descending on Japan early next week but the sailors at the World Cup regatta in Gamagori are having to contend with painfully light winds.