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Gold and Bronze for NZL in Helsinki; W470 3rd in Athens


Yachting New Zealand

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14 JUL 2014


NZL Sailing Team Update: Gold and Bronze for NZL in Helsinki; W470 retain 3rd in Athens

New Zealand has won gold and bronze at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championships in Helsinki with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke successfully defending their title and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech taking bronze also repeating their 2013 performance.

Meanwhile in Athens the 2014 Men’s and Women’s 470 European Championships progresses towards the business end; Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are lying 3rd with two days of racing remaining.

Photo: Burling and Tuke in action today by Mick Anderson, www.sailingpix.dk

49er and 49erFX

Today in Helsinki Peter Burling and Blair Tuke sealed the deal to win the 2014 European title for the Olympic men’s skiff class in commanding fashion.

Hitting their stride on day two of the six day regatta the kiwi duo won ten of the 16 races sailed in Helsinki ending with a massive 22 point margin over anyone else in the fleet.

The men are delighted. “It was another great day for us today, finishing with a 1, 3, 1 in the three theatre style races,” says Tuke.

“It is an awesome way to finish off what has been a really solid week for us here in Helsinki.”

“We came out with intent this afternoon, wanting to wrap it up as quickly as possible- doing that after race two. After a few quick congrats we got back into it and won the last race to top it off!”

Germany’s Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel came away with the silver medal and Great Brtiain’s Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign the bronze. Australia’s Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen faltered on the final day with a messy capsize in the first race and getting pushed off the podium to finish 4th by the narrowest of margins.

Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech faced more of a challenge to hold their overnight lead for the 2014 49erFX title with the classy Brazilians and Danes in striking distance.

The kiwis finished with a 3, 9, 6 in their three quick-fire races today returning them the bronze medal. Sharing the same 60 points total with the Brazilians, Maloney and Meech only just missed the silver medal on count-back.

Ida Neilsen and Marie Olsen (DEN) defended their European title with an excellent final day, and Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) snuck through for the silver medal.

Here you can view the video from day 6
To download more great action photos from today click here

2014 49er and 49erFX European Championships, Helsinki, Finland
What: Olympic skiff classes (Men’s and Women’s)
New Zealand’s Final results
49er: (83 boats)

Gold Medal Peter Burling and Blair Tuke
30th (2nd Silver fleet) Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski
53rd (25th Silver fleet) Logan Dunning-Beck and Jack Simpson
55th (27th Silver fleet) Ben Goodwin and Sam Bullock
49erFX: (51 boats)
Bronze medal Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech
28th Erica Dawson and Ellie Copeland
NZL Sailing Team Coaches: Jez Fanstone and Hamish Willcox

Men’s and Women’s 470

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have closed the gap on the leading crews at the 2014 470 European Championships on now in Athens retaining 3rd place overall.

Sailing two races they collected two ‘keepers’ with a 2nd and 4th on the water today narrowing the gap to 1stplace down to six points.

“We had an extremely long day on the water today,” says Jo Aleh. “It was over four hours on the water before we actually got a start away.”

“Two solid races, a 2nd and a 4th, mostly well sailed by us with a few mistakes as always but much better than yesterday! It was going on six hours and forty minutes by the time we hit the shore so it was straight to dinner, debrief and now at 9.30pm can't wait to hop in the shower and de-salt.”

“Similar forecast for tomorrow, we are first start at midday, so looking forward to going hard again.”

Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox have climbed to 23rd after an 8th and a 23rd in today’s two races.

2014 Men’s and Women’s 470 European Championships, Athens, Greece
What: Olympic double-handed dinghy classes (Men’s and women’s)
When: Thursday July 10th - Tuesday July 15th
New Zealand’s current standings
Women’s 470

3rdJo Aleh and Polly Powrie 33 points (5, 3, 17, 11, 5, 3, 2, 4)
Men’s 470
23rdPaul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox 43 points (3, 21, 19, 22, 27, 18, 8, 23)
NZL Sailing Team Coaches: Nathan Handley and Pete Evans

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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