Sandy Dawson and Ulrika Silfverberg never thought they would find rubbish so fascinating, and rewarding.
Qualification battles heat up as sailors look to book their tickets to Tokyo
Being proactive and taking opportunities was one of the main messages that came out of the Making Waves – Pathways to Performance forum on Thursday night.
Two 49er teams well known to the podium but yet to qualify their countries for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games finished first and second at the three-day Oceanic Championships which served as a warm-up event for next week’s 2019 Hyundai World Championships.
Reproduced from Yachting New Zealand Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have sailed in a fair few big regattas in their time and next week’s Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships rates highly on their list. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of all the fact they are sailing at […]
It was a day of contrasts on day two of the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Oceania Championships. With breezes at almost the polar opposite to yesterday with a 10-12 knot seabreeze from the north, the fleets headed to the second alloted course areas off the coast of Auckland’s North Shore. These are the same waters which will play host to the 2021 America’s Cup, in which many of the 49er and Nacra 17 athletes will be competing.
The USA 49er and 49erFX skiff teams blitzed day one of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Oceania Championship, the women’s pairing of Stephanie Robel and Maggie Shea posting a low score, thanks to two wins and a third, to lead the fleet and Rio 2016 Gold Medallists Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze of Brazil by 7 points.
The International 49er and Nacra17 Class Associations, along with the host club Royal Akarana Yacht Club, are proud to announce a partnership with New Zealand streaming platform SidelineApp which will see the upcoming Oceania and World Championships broadcast in its entirety, live and available to sailing fans around the world.
The 2016 Rio Olympics were hugely successful for New Zealand’s sailors but even more so for a Kiwi boat building company. Mackay Boats built the boats that were first, second and third in the 49er class, first and second in the 49erFX and second and third in the women’s 470. Amazingly, they built 75 percent […]