New Zealand might not have won a medal at the sailing world championships in Aarhus but the bigger picture is at play and, importantly, six classes were qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn will have surfing and fishing on their minds over the next couple of weeks but the main item on their agenda is winning a medal for New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics.
Finishing fourth is never a nice feeling and it was particularly tough for Sam Meech after he started so well at the sailing world championships.
Josh Junior crossed the finish line and gave the thumbs-up but it didn't really mask his disappointment after missing out on a medal on countback at the sailing world championships in Aarhus.
Golfers often talk about moving day at big tournaments when some roar into contention and others falter and many were left with a similar impression at the sailing world championships in Aarhus today.
Water skiing was a better option than sailing with a lack of wind meaning there was virtually no racing at the sailing world championships in Aarhus overnight (NZ time).
Logan Dunning Beck had an uneasy feeling when he heard the foreboding music playing nearby that it was a sign they were about to have a bad day at the sailing world championships in Aarhus. He needn’t have worried.
Sam Meech thinks he got a bit lucky but few of his rivals believe that after he took a firmer grasp on the lead in the Laser fleet at the sailing world championships in Aarhus overnight (NZ time).
New Zealand collected two gold medals at Kiel Week, with Josh Junior winning the Finn and Alex Maloney and Molly Meech taking out the 49erFX.
Consistency has been hard to achieve for most in the challenging conditions at Kiel Week but a handful of New Zealand crews are in the hunt for medals, including Andy Maloney who leads the Finn.