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

 


Macky Set to Qualify Class for Olympics

Macky Set to Qualify Class for Olympics

2003 ISAF World Championships
11 - 25 September 2003
Bay of Cadiz, Spain

Europe class sailor Sarah Macky is set to qualify New Zealand for the 2004 Olympic Games, leading into her final race at the ISAF World Championships in Spain. Nine nations have already qualified in their entries for the Europe class, leaving a further 11 spots available at this World Championship.

Macky is currently in 9th position overall, which would see her comfortably qualify a place for New Zealand.

To date New Zealand has qualified for the 470 men, and Mistral Men and Women's classes. With a top result in the last race, she also has a chance to finish in the top 5, which would make her eligible for nomination on an individual level. High Performance Manager Peter Lester comments,

"Tomorrow should see Macky qualify the class, and we look forward to many more New Zeale women's event, just 2 points behind Faustine Merret of France. She added an 11th and 9th result to her scorecard, in the shifty 10-18 knot levante breeze. Coach Shayne Bright comments,

"Barbara's consistency has been outstanding, while all her close rivals have had very big drops (worst placings), her worst has been a 12th".

With the qualification races completed, they will also enjoy a day off before starting their final three day's of racing on Friday.

Racing got underway for the Finn class, with Peter Fox and Clifton Webb in 37th and 38th place respectively in the 82 competitor fleet. While the Star class managed to get two races underway, taking their series total to five. Rohan Lord and Andrew Taylor have moved upto 55th place overall after a better day which included a 13th in the final race.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news