Sailors from around the world will test their skills in Tasman Bay after the Nelson Yacht Club secured the right to host next year's Flying Dutchman world sailing championships, writes Tim Newman from the Nelson Mail.
A team stacked full of New Zealand sailors won the offshore sailing world championships at The Hague last weekend.
New Zealand claimed a record-equalling four medals at the youth sailing world championships at Corpus Christi.
New Zealand's sailors have guaranteed themselves at least three medals with a day to spare at the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi, including gold to Josh Armit in the Laser Radial.
A fantastic opportunity. It really is worth going.
The New Zealand sailors continued to thrive in the windy conditions at the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi, with two boats leading their fleets and another two in second with two days of racing remaining.
If yesterday was a good start to the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi for the New Zealand sailors then today was even better as Josh Armit jumped to the top of the Laser Radial fleet and two other crews settled into second.
The New Zealand sailors made a strong start to the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi today with six inside the top 10, including Veerle ten Have who leads the girl's RS:X.
The national keelboat championships will return to the annual yachting calendar in 2019 but there are also plans to ensure it's a truly national competition.
It’s often an indicator for future success and this week 14 of this country’s most promising sailors are competing at the youth sailing world championships in the United States.