Sail Akarana

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 12:00 to Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 12:00

The concept of Sail Akarana is to provide fast sprint racing over a two day stand alone regatta with a great social evening on the Saturday night.

The first of the Sail Akarana weekends was conducted on the 29-30th of October 2011.  There were over 30 entrants ranging in size from Optimists through to Flying 15s and A-Class cats.

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.

Maloney shines at World Championships

The NZL Sailing Team are in Europe with three world championship regattas underway, and three more about to begin. The Laser World Championships in Germany, where five New Zealanders are competing, and the Star World Championships in France have just two days of racing left each. 

Above: Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have started their regatta well at the 49er Worlds as seen here from day one in Zadar, Croatia. Photo by 49er World Championships www.49erworlds.org


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