James Barnett and Sam Street have a better idea of what they need to do if they are to compete at the top level following a busy period of two world 420 competitions in the last six weeks.
New Zealand sailors started the year in perfect fashion, winning both the boy's and girl's titles at the 29er world championships in Hong Kong.
One is built to be have as many as 50 onboard and the other is designed to be raced singlehanded but the two will come together next week for a special celebration.
Liv Mackay and Micah Wilkinson did what any product of generation Y would do and went onto YouTube when they heard the Red Bull Foiling Generation was coming to New Zealand in 2016.
New Zealand finished with five crews inside the top 10 at the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, last night.
Two New Zealand sailors will be chasing medals on the final day of the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, tonight.
Josh Armit is in third in the boy's Laser Radial, seven points off a possible silver medal but with two other sailors breathing down his neck.
Annabelle Rennie-Younger propelled herself back into medal contention in the girl's Laser Radial after a third and fourth last night and is fifth, only four points behind Argentina's Luciana Cardozo in third.
Seb Lardies and Scott McKenzie showed their potential by winning two out of their three races at the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, yesterday to climb further up the leaderboard.
Josh Armit and Annabelle Rennie-Younger were the best placed of the Kiwis after two days of the youth sailing world championships.
A simple but innovative design by a notable Kiwi sailor is gaining interest around the world.
The Laser Radial sailors led the way for the New Zealand team at the youth sailing world championships in China, with both inside the top four after the first day of racing.