Seven New Zealand sailors with previous experience at the youth sailing world championships have been selected for July's youth worlds in the United States.
Youth Sailing World Championships
Three returning competitors are a feature of the first batch of athletes named in the NZL Sailing Foundation youth team who will compete at July's Youth Sailing World Championships in the US.
New Zealand finished with five crews inside the top 10 at the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, last night.
Two New Zealand sailors will be chasing medals on the final day of the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, tonight.
Josh Armit is in third in the boy's Laser Radial, seven points off a possible silver medal but with two other sailors breathing down his neck.
Annabelle Rennie-Younger propelled herself back into medal contention in the girl's Laser Radial after a third and fourth last night and is fifth, only four points behind Argentina's Luciana Cardozo in third.
Seb Lardies and Scott McKenzie showed their potential by winning two out of their three races at the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, yesterday to climb further up the leaderboard.
Josh Armit and Annabelle Rennie-Younger were the best placed of the Kiwis after two days of the youth sailing world championships.
The Laser Radial sailors led the way for the New Zealand team at the youth sailing world championships in China, with both inside the top four after the first day of racing.
It's 9169km from Auckland to Sanya, China, and Sam Street will feel like he's already travelled that far when he takes off with the rest of the New Zealand team for the upcoming youth sailing world championships.
The selection regulations for the 2018 NZL Sailing Foundation youth team have been published.
Registrations are open for the Yachting New Zealand Youth Trials to be held at the Manly Sailing Club from October 11-15.