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


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland