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NZL Laser sailors countdown to 2014 European Championships


Yachting New Zealand

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5 JUN 2014


NZL Laser sailors countdown to 2014 European Championships in Croatia

Next week New Zealand’s best Olympic single-handed sailors will line up to contest the 2014 European Laser Standard and Laser Radial Championships.

The regatta, being held in Split, Croatia, is expected to attract large fleets including a full complement of the world’s best in the Olympic single-handed dinghy disciplines for both men and women.

Racing starts in Split on Monday and runs over six days with the titles set to be decided and medals presented on Saturday 14th June.

Preliminary entries two weeks in advance of competition indicate that organisers are expecting close to 300 sailors from 45 countries competing in Split, Croatia next week.

New Zealanders on the entry list include…

Laser Standard (Men’s Olympic single-handed class)

Andy Maloney, NZL Sailing Team (pictured above)
Sam Meech, NZL Sailing Team
Thomas Saunders, NZL Sailing Team
Mike Bullot

Laser Radial (Women’s Olympic single-handed class)

Sara Winther
Susannah Pyatt

The schedule…

7-8 June: Registration, Equipment Inspection, Practice and Opening Ceremony
9 June: 2 races back to back (Qualifying Series)
10 June: 2 races back to back (Qualifying Series)
11 June: 2 races back to back (Qualifying Series)
12 June: 2 races back to back (Qualifying Series/Final Series if 4 races have been sailed)
13 June: 2 races back to back (Qualifying Series/Final Series)
14 June: 2 races back to back (Qualifying Series/Final Series), Prize-giving

Links

Regatta website
Yachting New Zealand website
NZL Sailing Team sailor profiles
NZL Sailing Team on Facebook

About the NZL Sailing Team

The NZL Sailing Team includes New Zealand’s top Olympic campaigners who have made the top 20% in their most recent (respective) class World Championships or pinnacle event and have shown consistency of performance over the year including other significant Championships.

Yachting New Zealand’s High Performance Programme is focussed on winning medals at the Olympics in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

NZL Sailing Team sailors all started out at grass roots yacht clubs around the country and with commitment, dedication and drive have risen to be world class athletes; they work hard in the gym, train long hours on the water and are supported by great coaches.

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