July 10, 2014 / by Liam / Uncategorized / No Comments

NZ World Sailing Champs glow on as the lead

Great news for the Kiwi sailing enthusiasts- In the light of latest sailing reports, it’s the NZ World Sailing champion team which is glowing on as the lead at present.

NZ is leading in 49er & Women 470 at the esteemed Sailing World ISAF Hyeres race where 1100 + best of Olympic campaigners of the world are competing.

The Kiwis have also captured the 2nd place in 49erFX & the Laser as well the 3rd position in 49er. The recent feats have certainly placed NZL Sailing squad in an amazing shape medal hunt. The 4th Day has just finished with a couple of days still remaining for the entire championship to conclude.

Blair Tuke and Peter Burling now have amassed a great 22-point lead status in 49er race skiff class, post another 3 races were included on score-card today. Whilst Tuke and Burling’s results- nine, four, nine- weren’t the best in this series, they’re way better than rivals, as many of them were down with dual-digit scores.

Josh Porebski and Marcus Hansen also navigated well for the day & are now into top 3 as they stadily progress into penultimate stage of the eminent regatta. The spirited Kiwi duo is a single point off 2nd place which is held by Mathew Mcgovern and Ryan Seaton of Ireland.

Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh have retained their lead (overall) in Women 470, returning with a 7th & a win. Britain’s Eilich McIntyre and Sophie Weguelin are in 2nd place while America’s Briana Provancha & Anne Haeger are sharing 201 points- as the NZ team lead on eighteen.

While asked to reflect on the regatta & the day, Jo said-“It was great to get in some of the races. Given the delay & poor wind, we were susceptive initially, but there’re a couple of good races…… It was grand to secure another win.”

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