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NZL Sailing Team

Maloney Silver, Murdoch Bronze

The Semaine Olympique Francaise ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta in Hyeres has come to a close with two of the NZL Sailing Team on the podium.

Andy Maloney has finished with a silver medal and Andrew Murdoch bronze after the final medal races were sailed in extremely strong winds at Hyeres, France.

Left: The medallists and their coach at Hyeres: Andy Maloney, Mark Howard and Andrew Murdoch.

Hyères World Cup Regatta Preview

Seventeen kiwi sailors are in Hyères, France to represent New Zealand at the 2012 Semaine Olympique Francaise Regatta for Olympic class sailors.

The Semaine Olympique Francaise, or simply Hyères as it is commonly known, is one of the major regattas in the International Olympic Sailing Circuit and is the fourth of seven regattas in the 2011-12 ISAF Sailing World Cup series.

Racing starts in France on Sunday April 22nd, and runs for six days with medal races and prize-giving planned for Friday April 27th.

2012 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team named

Yachting New Zealand is pleased to announce the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team for 2012.

Nine sailors will represent New Zealand at the prestigious ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships to be sailed at Dublin Bay Ireland 12-21 July 2012 .  

The team is...
Andrew McKenzie:  Male Laser Radial
Jayvee Buchanan and Matthew Morrison: Male 420
Ellie Copeland and Erica Dawson: Female 420
Tomer Simhony and Gemma Jones: Open Multihull
Alex Munro and Trent Rippey: 29er

Team Manager: Ian Neely
Coaches: Jim Maloney

Fifth place finish for NZL’s Star and Finn

Both of the NZL Sailing Team’s medal race starters have completed their regattas to finish fifth overall at the 43rd Trofeo S.A.R Princess Sofia Mapfre Regatta.

The final day of racing for the top ten standing boats in each fleet was greeted with near perfect conditions of sun wind and waves in the Bay of Palma as the double point medal races got underway.

Andy Maloney takes Bronze at Laser World Championships

The NZL Sailing Team produced results to remember overnight, lead by Andy Maloney’s bronze medal finish at the 2012 Laser World Championships in Germany.

Star sailors Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner won their race and secured the country’s qualification spot for the Olympic Games, and the 49er men climbed up the leader board to second overall.

First 2012 Olympic selections made

The first members of an expected 200-strong New Zealand Olympic Team were named today.

Sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (49er), Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie (women’s 470), Andrew Murdoch (laser), Jon Paul Tobin (RS:X), Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders (men’s 470), Stephanie Hazard, Jenna Hansen and Susannah Pyatt (women’s match racing) and Sara Winther (laser radial) were confirmed to the New Zealand Olympic team by New Zealand Olympic Committee Selectors, headed by Secretary General Kereyn Smith.

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