16 Dec 2011

NZ sailors well placed at Worlds

6:03 am on 16 December 2011

New Zealand has sailors in the top ten of all the fleets as they split into the medal races at the World Sailing Championships off Fremantle.

It has also been confirmed that New Zealand has earned a spot on the start line at seven Olympic classes, with the Men's 49er and Laser being added to the five previously confirmed classes... and it's looking probable that New Zealand will qualify in the Women's 470 and Men's boardsailing at this event.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are 4th overall in the 49ers, Andrew Murdoch 8th in the Men's laser, JP Tobin is 7th and Tom Ashley 9th in the boardsailing, and Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie are 6th in the women's 470.