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49er Europeans: McHardie, McKenzie Win Medal Race In Final Olympic Rehearsal

Monday, 13 May 2024, 10:04 am | Yachting New Zealand

Isaac McHardie and Will McKenzie have completed a key part of their Olympic preparation on a high, by winning the medal race of the 49er European championships at La Grande Motte International Regatta against some of the best skiff sailors in the world. More >>

Conditions Deny NZ Duo Shot At Medals In Spain

Monday, 8 April 2024, 9:16 am | Yachting New Zealand

Two of New Zealand's top sailors were denied a final medal tilt as the breeze disappeared on the last day at the Princess Sofia Regatta. More >>

2024 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Champions Crowned

Sunday, 11 February 2024, 7:37 pm | Yachting New Zealand

You'd be excused for wondering what Josh and Caleb Armit had for breakfast on Sunday. The Auckland sailing siblings dominated proceedings at Torbay Sailing Club, winning every single race in their respective fleets to both be crowned 2024 Oceanbridge ... More >>

George Gautrey Wins Big At 2023 Aon Yachting Excellence Awards

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 7:01 am | Yachting New Zealand

George Gautrey was the big winner at the 2023 Aon Yachting Excellence Awards on Friday, winning three awards including the prestigious Orbit World Travel Sailor of the Year. The 25-year-old accepted the coveted Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy at ... More >>

Sailing World Champs: First NZ Medal On Dramatic Day Of Racing

Sunday, 20 August 2023, 8:16 pm | Yachting New Zealand

George Gautrey hopes establishing the colour of New Zealand’s only medal at the Sailing World Championships early tomorrow morning will be far more straightforward than it was winning it. The 25-year-old ILCA 7 (Laser) sailor secured the country’s ... More >>

McHardie, McKenzie Save Best For Last At Sailing World Champs

Saturday, 19 August 2023, 3:52 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Isaac McHardie and Will McKenzie saved their best for last by taking out the 49er medal race in commanding fashion overnight - for a first race win at the Sailing World Championships in The Hague. The young pair led from start to finish in light ... More >>

Sailing World Champs: Light Breeze Halts Finals Push

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 5:50 pm | Yachting New Zealand

A mix of flat water, gentle breeze and shifting currents halted some Kiwis' progress on day four of the Sailing World Championships overnight. But while no racing was possible in two classes, and curtailed in several others, Nacra 17 pair Micah Wilkinson ... More >>

Sailing World Champs: First Race Win For NZ As Gold Fleet Beckons

Sunday, 13 August 2023, 7:35 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Four Kiwi crews have all but secured their spots in the gold fleet at the 2023 Sailing World Championships after pushing up the leaderboard on day two in The Hague. Three teams are now inside the top 10 of their competitions, and a fourth sits just outside, ... More >>

Jo Aleh And Molly Meech Lead NZ Charge On First Day Of Sailing World Championships

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 10:53 am | Yachting New Zealand

Jo Aleh and Molly Meech lead the charge after an opening day of mixed fortunes for New Zealand at sailing’s world championships. The 49erFX pair enjoyed one of their best performances of the season to find themselves near the front of the fleet in ... More >>

'Could Have Been A Lot Worse': Saunders Shakes Off Crash To Reset For Sailing World Champs

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 8:52 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Tom Saunders recalls the feeling of disbelief as he lay prone on the ground, pain pulsing through his shoulder and down the left side of his body. Only moments earlier he had been pedalling toward one of the many roundabouts along Auckland’s busy ... More >>

Olympic test event: Medal shot for 6 Kiwis as Gautrey falls just short

Sunday, 16 July 2023, 1:07 pm | Yachting New Zealand

George Gautrey is signing off from the Olympic test event without a medal but with plenty of added experience and a sense of pride in his performance in Marseille. Gautrey missed out on a podium spot in the ILCA 7 (Laser) by the narrowest of margins ... More >>

Olympic Test Event: 'World-class' Josh Armit Makes His Move

Saturday, 15 July 2023, 6:48 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Day 6 of the Olympic test event was also moving day for Josh Armit, with the rising Kiwi windfoil star surging seven places up the leaderboard to break into the top 10 courtesy of his first race win of the regatta. Armit has had a somewhat subdued ... More >>

'Time To Go For Broke': Kiwis In Finals Push At Olympic Test Event

Saturday, 15 July 2023, 6:17 am | Yachting New Zealand

The black bibs remained near the front of their fleets on day five of the Olympic test event in Marseille, as the focus slowly turns from qualifying to the podium. And, following another consistent showing, few are better placed to make their medal ... More >>

Olympic Test Event: McHardie, McKenzie Into Gold-medal Spot

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 6:08 pm | Yachting New Zealand

It didn’t take long for Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie to go from being in the hunt for medals at the Olympic test event to having a target on their backs. The young 49er duo moved into the gold-medal position halfway through fleet racing ... More >>

Olympic Test Event: Kiwis Make Waves On 'Pretty Wild' Day

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 10:28 am | Yachting New Zealand

After two days of dinghy and kite racing, the rest of the New Zealand sailing team announced their arrival at the Olympic test event in Marseille with a string of stellar performances in the skiff, multihull and windfoil classes. Seven Kiwis are among ... More >>

Olympic Test Event: Kiwis Battle Light Breeze, Nerves On Curtailed First Day

Monday, 10 July 2023, 11:17 am | Yachting New Zealand

New Zealand's sailors battled changeable conditions and pre-regatta jitters on a curtailed first day of the Olympic test event in Marseille. Only five of the scheduled races could be completed overnight and of the Kiwis in action, only George Gautrey ... More >>

Testing Times: Kiwis Geared For Olympic Dry Run

Friday, 7 July 2023, 12:48 pm | Yachting New Zealand

For a dozen of New Zealand’s leading sailors, the Olympic test event in Marseille will be as much a reconnaissance mission as it is a chance to battle the best in the world.The regatta starts on Sunday night (NZ time) and serves as a dress rehearsal ... More >>

Strong Team Named For Olympic Test Event In Marseille

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 9:22 am | Yachting New Zealand

Twelve sailors will represent New Zealand in nine of the 10 Olympic classes at July's Olympic test event in Marseille, just over a year out from the Paris Games. The test event is considered a dress rehearsal for the Olympics, with competitors racing at ... More >>

Greece Lightning: Armit's Race Win Secures Spot In Medal Showdown

Sunday, 14 May 2023, 2:43 pm | Yachting New Zealand

New Zealand’s hopes of silverware at the iQFOIL European championships rest on Josh Armit. The rising windfoil star last night (NZ time) booked his spot in the knockout medal series in Greece by blitzing to his first race win of the regatta ... More >>

IQFOIL Europeans: Kiwis In Finals Push As Medal Series Looms

Saturday, 13 May 2023, 4:44 pm | Yachting New Zealand

New Zealand’s leading windfoilers are set for a final push up the leaderboard as the race for silverware at the iQFOIL European championships in Greece heats up. Two Kiwis – Josh Armit and Thomas Crook – are still in contention for a podium ... More >>





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