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

 


NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team leaves for ISAF Youth Worlds

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team flies tomorrow for ISAF Youth Worlds

One week from now the first race of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships will get underway with teams from around the globe descending upon Tavira, Portugal over coming days to prepare.

The 2014 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team, including twelve sailors and four coaching support, depart New Zealand tomorrow and will arrive in Portugal at the venue on July 9th.

The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships will be a massive event with 54 nations represented and a total of 348 sailors entered.

Team manager Ian Neely says they are ready and raring to go; “Everyone has put in a huge effort to be as well prepared as possible for this event, so we’re keen to get going and put it all into action.”

“It’s a long trip for us to Portugal and we will use the five days before racing to acclimatise, get familiar with the venue, put the supplied boats together and get a couple of training sessions in. Come next Monday we will be on the water for racing – that’s our chance to get out there and do what we do best.”

Five days later on Friday 18th July the medals and the winner of the Nations Trophy will be decided.

The event: 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships
Regatta website: www.isafyouthworlds.com/home.php
Venue: Tavira, Portugal

The schedule:
Sat 12th & Sun 13th: Registration, equipment allocation, training and briefing
Mon 14th: Race day one
Tues 15th: Race day two
Weds 16th: Race day three
Thurs 17th: Race day four
Fri 18th: Race day five, prize-giving and closing ceremony

Media releases updating you on the progress of the NZL Yachting Trust Youth team will be issued daily and published on www.yachtingnz.org.nz once racing is underway.

Links:
More on the 2014 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team
Sailor Profiles
Like YNZ on Facebook to follow the team

The team is proudly supported by the following…
NZL Yachting Trust, Oceanbridge, ZHIK, HPSNZ

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

ALSO:

Te Matatini: Minister Applauds National Kapa Haka Festival

Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes the best of luck to everyone involved in this week’s national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, in Christchurch. “Te Matatini showcases the very best of Māori performing arts talent. It’s a celebration of identity, language and culture at the highest level and I’m looking forward to being amongst it,” says Ms Parata. More>>

ALSO:

Kiwi Pride: Accolades For Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick

A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films. More>>

ALSO:

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news