9 Jul 2013

NZ sailors recover to win European Champs

6:11 am on 9 July 2013

The New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke rebounded from a capsize to win the 49er class European Championships in Denmark.

The Olympic silver medallists had a disastrous start in the first of three medal races when the skipper, Burling, fell from the boat and they finished last in the first of three medal races.

They came back to win the second race and finish fifth in the final to secure victory by four points.

Team-mates Alex Maloney and Molly Meech also secured a podium finish, taking bronze in the 49erFX