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RS:X windsurfing - racing set to start at Pre-Olympics

Racing kicks off today in China at the Qingdao International Regatta known as the Pre-Olympics. The regatta which runs over nine days is an Olympic test event one year out from the 2008 Olympics Games. New Zealand is represented by nine sailors in seven of the Olympic classes. The kiwi team includes…

Barbara Kendall – RS:X Women’s windsurfer
Tom Ashley – RS:X Men’s windsurfer

Olympic windsurfers depart for China

Date Released: 7 August 2007
From: Jodie Bakewell-White

Olympic Sailors depart for China

A team of nine New Zealand Olympic sailors are on their way to Qingdao, China for the start of the 2007 Qingdao International Regatta known as the Pre-Olympics. Racing starts just over one week from now on Wednesday 15 August and is scheduled to conclude nine days following that.

For the kiwis this is a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the 2008 Olympic Games giving them the opportunity to experience the venue and sample the conditions under which the New Zealand team will sail in August next year.


AGM Formula Experience Class
NOTICE is given of the 2007 Annual General Meeting of the Formula Experience Class to be held on Wednesday 15th August 2007 @ 20.00hrs. Venue: Hotel Pirita Top Spa, Pirita, Talinn, Estonia.
Techno 293 Class Annual General Meeting - Date Change!
Please note that the Annual General Meeting for the Techno 293 Class will now be held on Tuesday 4th September 2007.

Two Silver Medals at Youth Worlds - windsurfers contribute to a team 3rd overall

New Zealand has won two silver medals at the ISAF Youth World Championships which have just concluded in Kingston, Canada.

The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team was third in the Volvo Trophy for overall team performance behind Australia and Denmark. It is the best result for a New Zealand team at this event in five years.

RS:X windsurfing. J P Tobins report for July 2007

It has been a roller coaster ride over the past few months, initially finishing 8th at the 2007 European Championships in June which satisfied the qualifying standard for entry into the Yachting New Zealand Olympic Squad (OS) this result was followed by a testing performance at the 2007 World Championships.

Youth Worlds - RS:X windsurfers maintain positions

New Zealand continues to look strong in the Laser and Boy’s 29er classes at the ISAF Youth World Championships holding second place in both. Just two days of racing remain at the event being sailed in Kingston, Canada.

Three more races have been added to the leader board in the Laser class. NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team sailor Josh Junior, from Wellington was 4th, 7th and 13th and now sits 14 points behind the leader from Cyprus, and six points ahead of the Finnish sailor in third place.

Two kiwis in 2nd halfway through Youth Worlds. RS:X windsurfer sailors mid-fleet.

New Zealand holds 2nd place in two of the seven classes being contested at the ISAF Youth World Championships in Kingston, Canada. Now at the halfway point in the event, the kiwis in the Laser and Boy’s 29er classes are well placed for a medal if they maintain current form.

Paul Snow-Hansen and Blair Tuke had a great day on the water recording two 3rd’s and a 2nd in the three races sailed today. They beat current leaders Sagaard and Kristensen of Denmark in all three races today and edged closer to the top spot, now just two points behind.

Solid start for kiwi team at Youth Worlds - includes RS:X windsurfing

Racing is underway at the ISAF Youth World Championships being sailed in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Ten sailors are representing New Zealand in all of the seven youth classes being contested at this event which runs over eight days.

ISAF Worlds conclude – NZ earns 8 Olympic places including RS:X Windsurfing womens and mens

New Zealand has qualified to send a representative to the 2008 Olympic Games in the Women’s 470. Melinda Henshaw and Olivia Powrie earned the 470 spot for the country by finishing in 15th place, and just within the top thirteen nations in their class at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cascais, Portugal.

ISAF Windsurfing: World Championship silver for Kendall

Barbara Kendall has won silver at the RS:X World Championships being sailed as part of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cascais, Portugal. New Zealand now has two medals after Andrew Murdoch also won silver in the Lasers.

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