8 Apr 2009

NZ sailors competing in Spain

9:47 am on 8 April 2009

A number of New Zealand sailors are making their mark at the Princess Sofia regatta in Spain, the third event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup, and the first major event on the New Zealand high performance programme since the Beijing Olympics.

Mike Bullot is in ninth place after four races in the Laser class.... in the fleet of 134 boats, two fellow Kiwis, Andrew Maloney and Josh Junior sit in 24th and 25th respectively.

In the Laser Radial Sara Winther is in 12th, while Justine Sellars sits in 19th position in the women's boardsailing class.

Also in the Laser division, James Sandall, Sam Meech and Blair McLay, each relative newcomers to this level of Olympic class competition, are mid-fleet, and enjoying the preparation and experience during the early stages of their campaign for the 2012 London Olympics.

Barbara Kendall won this regatta in 2007.