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High Performance

Nacra 17 National Champs: The boat that capsizes the least wins.....

The boat that capsizes the least wins..... That theory was tested and found true at the Nacra 17 Nationals Champs held at Murrays Bay over the weekend of 25th and 26th January.

NZL Sailing Team members Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders gave out a lesson in heavy wind Catamaran sailing to the two newer crews of Rachel Basevi (helm) and Tomer Simhony, (crew), and Taylor Burn ( helm) and Vicky Francis (crew) on the third boat.

2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: All three 2013 Laser medallists return to do battle in 2014

With all three NZL Sailing Team Laser campaigners, and New Zealand’s best up-and-comers, to be joined by top international competitors from Australia, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, Singapore, the Netherlands and Korea the scene is set for an almighty battle to determine who will be 2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland champion in the men’s single-handed Laser event.

NZL Sailing Team sailors and coach finalists for Halberg Awards

The NZL Sailing Team features strongly in the finalists named for the 51st Westpac Halberg Awards.

Two double-handed sailing crews - Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, and Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie – are up against the All Blacks (Rugby), Black Sox (Softball) and Men’s Pair Hamish Bond and Eric Murray (Rowing) for Team of the Year. And Nathan Handley is one of four finalists for Coach of the Year – the others include Eddie Kohlhase (Softball), Guy Wilson (Golf), and Steve Hansen (Rugby).

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