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NZL Sailing Team introduced, including RS:X windsurfing sailors

The Governor General, sponsors and friends of Yachting New Zealand were today introduced to members of the NZL Sailing Team at a team launch in Auckland.

Those attending also watched as the names of two new Elliot 6 metre Women’s match racing yachts were revealed.

The NZL Sailing Team includes New Zealand’s top tier Olympic campaigners with their sights firmly set on Weymouth 2012 which is now just two years away. The current members have proven themselves as this country’s key prospects for Olympic sailing medals as we count down the next Games.

National qualification and Olympic Team selection takes place in the months leading up to the Olympic Games and there is still room for others to prove themselves before then.

NZL Sailing Team – June 2010

Women’s Match Racing
Samantha Osborne (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Kerikeri Cruising Club)
Raynor Smeal (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Kerikeri Cruising Club)
Jenna Hansen (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Whangarei Cruising Club)
Susannah Pyatt (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Murays Bay Sailing Club)
Stephanie Hazard (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Sandspit Yacht Club)
Keryn McMaster (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron)

Laser
Andrew Murdoch (Kerikeri Cruising Club)
Mike Bullot (Murrays Bay Sailing Club and Richmond Yacht Club)
Josh Junior (Worser Bay Boating Club)
Andy Maloney (Murrays Bay Sailing Club)

Laser Radial
Sara Winther (Takapuna Boating Club)

RS:X Men
Tom Ashley (Takapuna Boating Club)
Jon-Paul Tobin (Takapuna Boating Club)

RS:X Women
Kate Ellingham (Wakatere Boating Club and Takapuna Boating Club)

Finn
Dan Slater (Murrays Bay Sailing Club)

Star
Hamish Pepper (Royal New Yacht Squadron)
Craig Monk (Murrays Bay Sailing Club)

Men’s 470
Paul Snow-Hansen (Wakatere Boating Club)
Jason Saunders (Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club)

Women’s 470
Jo Aleh (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron)
Olivia Powrie (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron)

49er
Peter Burling (Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club)
Blair Tuke (Kerikeri Cruising Club)

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