A lack of time in the boat together didn't stop Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders putting themselves in a strong position after the first day of the sailing world championships test event in Aarhus overnight (NZ time).
The demand for New Zealand sailors is sky-high, with Kiwi accents everywhere on the tiny island of Madeira for this weekend’s Extreme Sailing Series.
Sam Meech finished his first regatta since the Rio Olympics on a good note, with a third in the medal race at the World Cup in Hyeres overnight (NZT), but leaves France with mixed emotions after some up-and-down results.
Sam Meech's up-and-down week continued but he experienced enough of an up overnight (NZT) to sneak into the top 10 medal race in the Laser class at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres, France.
(Sam Meech qualified for the medal race. Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing)
Andrew McKenzie's climb up the leaderboard at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres, France, continued overnight (NZT) and the young Kiwi is targeting another couple of strong results to qualify for Sunday's medal race in the Laser fleet.
(Andrew McKenzie. Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing)
Andrew McKenzie cast aside the bitterly cold conditions in Hyeres, France, to fire at the World Cup regatta, winning the last race of the day in the Laser fleet overnight (NZ time).
(Andrew McKenzie won the last Laser race of the day. Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing)
Sam Meech showed his class, collecting a win in the only Laser race sailed overnight (NZT) at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres, France.
Andrew McKenzie was the best placed of the Kiwis after the first day of racing at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres overnight (NZ time) but many of the New Zealand contingent were looking forward to forecast strong winds to arrive.
(Sam Meech collected a sixth in the second race. Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing)
It was while out sailing with his parents that Sam Meech decided he wanted to put another Olympic campaign together.
Rio Olympic medallists Sam Meech and Jo Aleh headline a quality field lining up for the OKI 24-Hour Race which begins at Lake Pupuke on Saturday.