This last week has been super cool... We’re so very proud to have won an Olympic medal for NZ. It was extra special having our silver medal presented by Kiwi board sailing legend Barbara Kendall at the medal ceremony.
NZL Sailing Team
The NZ Olympic Sailing Team achieved some memorable milestones at London 2012, not only in the medals awarded, but also New Zealand sailing history. Did you know Jo & Polly's medal was only the third medal for sailing women? That Peter & Blair's medal broke the 20 year 'boards only' medal haul? Read the facts here.
OLYMPIC GOLD AND SILVER FOR THE NZ SAILORS! Let’s welcome them home when their plane arrives at Auckland Airport 10:50am on Wednesday 15th August.
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Sail Auckland 2013, NZ's only ISAF Grade 1 Regatta has been scheduled for February 2-5th. The Notice of Race is available now- check it out.
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have received their Silver medals, and the 470 Women’s pairing of Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have guaranteed themselves at least silver if not better, when their medal race is sailed on Friday.
Today’s medal for the young pair of 49er Sailors was the 100th Olympic medal for New Zealand. It was also the first non-boardsailing medal for the NZL Sailing Team in twenty years.
It was another day of achievement on the water for the NZ Olympic sailors, with JP Tobin finishing his first Olympics, the 470 Men qualifying for Thursday’s final medal race, and the 470 Women picking up two race victories.
Boardsailor JP Tobin took his turn to sail in front of the New Zealand supporters on the Nothe medal race course, and he finished eighth across the finish line of what was likely to have been the last ever Olympic windsurfing race. He was left seventh overall, but sounded interested in exploring the future of Olympic boardsailing.
As Andrew Murdoch rounded off his 2012 Olympic Sailing campaign with a fifth place final standing, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have made certain that they will be awarded a medal later this week.
First up in the early afternoon, Andrew sailed to a fourth place finish in the final race in front of a big crowd of Kiwi spectators on shore.
“I really appreciate the support I’ve got from everybody back in New Zealand and all the people up on the hill today” Andrew said after returning to shore.
NZ’s first medal race competitors finished their 2012 Olympic Sailing regattas on a high note today, with both Dan Slater in the Finn and Hamish Pepper with Jim Turner in the Star crossing the final finish line in second.
Both also found improved final standings with these results, Hamish and Jim jumped up from eighth to fifth overall, and Dan moved from ninth to seventh.
More than half of the New Zealand Sailing crews are now ranked inside the top five after a day of low scores at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth.
JP Tobin, Andrew Murdoch, and both of New Zealand’s 470 teams made gains today, with the 470 girls scoring a two and five in their two races, and the 470 men a sixteen and three. Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are ranked first overall in these early stages of the women’s regatta, while Paul Snow Hansen with Jason Saunders are third in the men’s, as they are now able to discard their disqualification from day one.