Our NZL sailors at the 2016 Standard Masters worlds at Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.
Left to right: Rob Woodward, Nick Page, Tony Nicholson, Bob Blakey, Andrew Dellabarca, Gavin Dagley, Luke Carter, Garth Briden and Greg Simon.
Andrew holds his cube for 3rd in the Masters division.
Gavin won the Grand Master s sailing for AUS. But Nick noticed a NZ sticker on his boat somewhere and he is in our photo - which sort of makes it an NZL win.
Everyone was saying it was well run, a fantastic venue and the hardest competition they have sailed against.
Recently retired, illustrious leader Chariman Nick has discovered spare time.
He has used it to prepare the NZ Laser Interclub Ladder.
Based on a meta-analysis spreadsheet borrowed from NASA, the ladder summarises the major national and interclub regattas we have results for.
In essence it shows where you rank in life. It makes miserable reading for some of us - but maybe not for you.
so Check it out
Congratulations to Sam Meech, who has been selected to represent NZ in the mens Laser at the Rio Olympics.
Josh Junior has been selected in the Finn. The mens Laser and Finn are the last sailing classes to be selected.
More on the Yachting New Zealand site.
Sailing for NZ Olympic selection is a tough sport. Only one sailor can be selected in each class.
The mens Laser spot was a hard fought battle between Sam Meech and Andy Maloney. Either sailor would be a top contender in Rio. Sam, Andy and Mike Bullot have consistently been in the top 10 at international regattas over the past 2 years. With Tom Saunders steadily closing in.
Sara Winther will be disappointed to miss selection in the Radial as she sat very close to the threshold laid down by YNZ.
And Sussanah Pyatt has been improving her position on the international stage.
NZL in the mens Laser
In the Radials
In other clases
We are part way through a busy round of Laser World Champs in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
Sailors report it is a beautiful sailing venue.
Womens Radial and Masters Radial are complete, with Mens Open and Masters Standard yet to come.
All results and and report at www.laserworlds2016.org.
For NZL sailors in the Women's Radial
In the Masters Radial
Andrew Maloney displayed great consistency to win the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, just 2 points ahead of sailing legnd Robert Scheidt.
Andrew McKenzie was a creditable 34th in the 152 boat fleet.
In the Radials Sussanah Pyatt was 30th and Sara Winther 32nd out of 84.
And Josh Junior won in the Finn.
Andrew's campaign update - Mixing it up in 2016, including a report on the NZ Nationals and European Champs.
Super impressive to see 4 NZLs in the 10 top Lasers that sailed the medal race at the Miami Gold Cup.
And congratulations to Sam Meech who was the leading Kiwi into the final day before finishing 3rd in the race to jump to 3rd in the regatta.
Final results were;
Also amazing to see Robert Scheidt win the regatta at 42 - more than twice the age of the impressive young Perth sailor Mathew Werne.
Youtube Video of all medal races (Laser Standard race from about 2 hr 52 Min mark)