Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Yachting NZ Youth Team Still Leading The Field

Yachting NZ Youth Team Still Leading The Field



Day four of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Nova Scotia is now drawing to a close and the Yachting New Zealand 2002 Youth Team have held onto their lead in the Volvo Team Team Trophy (awarded to best overall team). They have notched up 259 points ahead of the USA (221) and France (216).

Conditions in Nova Scotia played havoc with racing on day four. The light wind gusts resulted in the cancellation of racing for the Mistral class, while all other racing was delayed until the afternoon. At the end of play the 29er boys and girls completed two races, while competitors in the Laser and Byte fleets managed only one.

Results remain the same In the 29er class. Geoff Woolley and Mark Overington finished with a 4th and 2nd to remain only one point behind the current leaders. While in the girls Rachel O'Brien and Kelly Riechelmann hold their 3rd place with an 11th (discard) and 3rd.

In the Laser class, Michael Bullot is now 3rd equal with the Croatian competitor both sitting on 30 points, 5 behind 2nd placeholder Tobias Schadewaldt of Germany.

While in the girls Byte, Kate O'Brien just holds her top 10 placing with a 2nd in race 7 and 15th in race 8. She is in 9th place overall.

Thomas Ashley and Anna Eason are hoping for better conditions tomorrow to ensure the Mistral class races can proceed.

Team Manager Peter Fox can be contacted for comment on mobile: 001 521 6005

The 2002 Yachting New Zealand Youth Sailing Team is sponsored by: The NZ Academy of Sport ~ Line 7 ~ ASB Bank ~ The Line 7 Wharf Yacht Club ~ The New Zealand International Yachting Trust


For further information contact: Louise Andrews Communications & Project Coordinator Yachting New Zealand phone: (09) 488 9325 mobile: (025) 970 558

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

At Bats: Locke - The World Theatrical Premiere

On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan Locke receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job and soul... More>>

Other Elections: Kea Crowned Bird Of The Year

These large, green mountain parrots are known for their curiosity and intelligence. Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, they are now classified as Nationally Endangered with just 3,000 - 7,000 birds remaining. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Another Time, Another Place - David Friesen Trio Live

"It has been said of David Friesen that he does for the art of bass playing what Pythagoras did for the triangle" - Patrick Hinley, Jazz Times. At Wellington's newest jazz venue, the cozy and intimate Pyramid Cub, the trio clicked together from the opening bars, presenting many of the tunes from their marvelous new recording. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>