13 May 2012

Kiwi sailing pair win second silver

1:27 pm on 13 May 2012

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, New Zealand's London Olympic bound 49er Sailors, have achieved a second consecutive silver medal at the 49er World Championships.

Overnight in Zadar, Croatia, two final series races were sailed and then the double point medal race for the top ten competitors in the gold fleet.

Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen of Australia won the event for the fourth time.

The 19 years old kiwi duo Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski also had a fantastic result, not only making it into the medal race for the first time at a 49er World Championships, but also taking the race victory in this higher intensity double point race.

Marcus and Josh finished 6th overall.

Burling and Blair now come home for a short rest before the ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta Skandia Sail for Gold at the Olympic Venue in June and then it's all focus on the games themselves which starts for them on 30 July.