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

 

Sarah Macky Qualify's Class for Olympics


Sarah Macky Qualify's Class for Olympics

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

Europe sailor Sarah Macky has qualified New Zealand for an entry at the 2004 Olympic Games after finishing in 6th place overall at the ISAF World Championships in Spain.

The Europe class is now the fourth class to qualify for the Olympics, joining the men's and women's Mistral and men's 470, which were qualified at earlier events.

High Performance Manager, Peter Lester comments, "it's great that Sarah has qualified the class just under a year out from the Games, which is the aim of this Championship for Yachting New Zealand".

Macky finished just outside of the individual nomination criteria, meaning a trial will be held in Auckland in January to determine who will take up the spot at the Olympics. Peter Lester believes that this is a positive thing for New Zealand's typically yul Tobin and Barbara Kendall are currently both in 4th position overall in their respective fleets, and will be aiming for a top five result to gain the New Zealand Olympic nomination.

While Sharon Ferris and her crew will compete in their prealtimate races before the final day of racing on Saturday. Currently in 20th place overall they will be striving to qualify the Yngling for an Olympic spot.

NZL Results:

Europe: (after 11 races, 116 entries)
9th - Sarah Macky (17, 3)
57th - Kate O'Brien (OCS, 38)

Mistral (Men): (after 6 races, 116 entries)
4th - Jon-Paul Tobin (2, 17)
28th - Tom Ashley (14, 1)
37th- James Wells (7, 18)
64th - Matthew McCormick (39, 36)

Mistral (Women): (after 6 races, 60 entries)
4th - Barbara Kendall (11, 9)
29th - Julie Worth (31, 23)
34th - Sheena McKinnon (12, 46)
53rd - Anita Purdie (52, 52)

Yngling: (after 8 races, 41 entries)
20th - Sharon Ferris / Joanna White / Sara Winther (23, 6)
32nd - Alesha Thorp

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis Review: Reclaiming The N-Word - Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman

Black resistance to institutional racism in the US has a long, tangled, and traumatic intellectual history. Although we may have assumed much too easily that white supremacists like David Duke had become marginalised as a political force, in reality they never really disappeared ... More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Minstrel in The Gallery - Sam Hunt's Selected Poems

Perhaps the most striking aspect of Sam Hunt's poetry is its quality of urgent authenticity. Encountering this latest compilation, the reader is immediately struck by its easy accessibility, tonal sincerity, and lack of linguistic pretension ... More>>

A Matter Of Fact: Truth In A Post-Truth World

How do we convincingly explain the difference between good information and misinformation? And conversely, how do we challenge our own pre-conceived notions of what we believe to be true? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: The Road To Unfreedom

Valerie Morse: Yale professor of history Tim Snyder publishes a stunning account of the mechanisms of contemporary Russian power in US and European politics. In telling this story he presents both startling alarms for our own society and some mechanisms of resistance. More>>

ALSO:

Doing Our Bit: An Insider's Account Of New Zealand Political Campaigning

In 2013, Murdoch Stephens began a campaign to double New Zealand’s refugee quota. Over the next five years he built the campaign into a mainstream national movement – one that contributed to the first growth in New Zealand’s refugee quota in thirty years. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland