The awards keep on coming for New Zealand sailors after Blair Tuke and Josh Junior picked up major gongs at their regional awards.
Peter Burling made history at the Bay of Plenty Sports Awards, writes David Beck of the Rotorua Daily Post.
It was a victory that captivated a nation, so it was little surprise when Emirates Team New Zealand were named Executive Travel Sailor of the Year at the annual Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards.
Meet the nine Kiwis who will be tackle the latest edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.
The America's Cup is going on a national tour of the regions to give New Zealanders the chance to see the trophy and also inspire a new generation of young Kiwis to get into the sport.
The first batch of winners for this year's Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards have been announced and feature world champions, America's Cup winners and individuals who are recognised for outstanding service to sailing in this country.
This year’s 49er world championships will be a little different to those of the recent past, not least of all because Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won’t win.
There's a commonly held perception that yachting is a rich person's sport but those aboard Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup-winning yacht came from humble backgrounds.
Our clubs do a wonderful job producing good sailors, which is why Kiwis can be found at the forefront of the sport worldwide. We thought it was timely to acknowledge the clubs who played a hand in Emirates Team New Zealand’s success.
Innovation and excellence were key factors in Emirates Team New Zealand’s dominance in claiming the America’s Cup this morning, including an immensely talented bunch of Kiwi sailors.