Andy Maloney has joined Josh Junior in the Finn class as they pair eye up the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Josh Junior and Andy Maloney will swap the helmet and body armour for beige shorts and baggy T-shirts when they sail in next weekend’s Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.
The awards keep on coming for New Zealand sailors after Blair Tuke and Josh Junior picked up major gongs at their regional awards.
Andy Maloney took out the supreme award at the Harbour Sport Excellence Awards on Friday night but felt he was a small part of a big team who won yachting's biggest prize - the America's Cup.
Josh Junior didn't see much of the America's Cup, having spent most of the time with his head down pedalling as hard as he could to provide oil for the thirsty Emirates Team New Zealand catamaran.
Andy Maloney went from one form of extreme racing to another in winning the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Yachting Developments New Zealand match racing championships in Auckland over the weekend.
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.
This month's 2017 national Laser championships at Lake Taupo promise close competition across all open, masters and youth fleets.