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NZL Sailing Team

Kiwi Team encouraged by Kiteboard Racing Worlds Results

The New Zealand Team has wrapped up the 2012 Kiteboard Racing World Championships wrapped with two top ten placings in what was this nation’s opening bid at a key regatta in the new Olympic sport of kiteboard racing.

David Robertson concluded the regatta in ninth position in a monster 135 strong men’s fleet, while Justina Sellers finished in tenth of 42 women. The order of the top ten was decided on the final day of racing staged overnight (NZT) in Cagliari, Italy.

Two kiwis make top ten at 2012 Kiteboard Racing Worlds

The New Zealand team competing at the 2012 Kiteboard Racing World Championships in Cagliari, Italy have secured a spot in the medal race series in both the men’s and women’s fleets.

Both Dave Robertson and Justina Sellers have made the top ten and will each sail two races tomorrow on the final day of competition where the 2012 World Champions will be decided. Robertson has qualified in eighth overall, Sellers is in tenth place improving after strong results on
the third day of the regatta.

Olympic gold medallist sailors visit Auckland On Water Boat Show

New Zealand 470 sailors Olivia Powrie and Jo Aleh, who won gold at the London Olympics last month, will join the thousands of boating enthusiasts at this week’s Auckland On Water Boat Show. Running from 27 to 30 September on and around Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, the Auckland On Water Boat Show features a wide array of motor, sailing and recreational boats and equipment, including one of the 470 class yachts raced by Powrie and Aleh in recent months.

Tom Ashley on the National Ocean Water Sports Centre

Olympic Gold Medallist Tom Ashley tells us what he likes most about the proposed National Ocean Water Sports Centre and what it'll offer the Takapuna, North Shore, and Auckland communities. See this youtube clip to learn more about the NOWSC and hear the perspective of a high performance sailor who knows what it takes to get to the Olympic podium.

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