Tom Saunders finally feels like he belongs.
NZL Sailing Team
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.
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.
It pays for Olympic class sailors to be handy mathematicians and Sam Meech found himself doing a few sums throughout the last day of Sail Sydney recently.
A number of Kiwis will be chasing medals tomorrow on the final day of Sail Sydney as they look to round off the year on a good note.
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.
Peter Burling made history at the Bay of Plenty Sports Awards, writes David Beck of the Rotorua Daily Post.
Blair Tuke helped Mapfre to finish first into Cape Town on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race but lost something on the way.