15 Aug 2009

NZ yachtie wins Splash world champs

12:26 pm on 15 August 2009

Picton sailor Declan Burn has won the Splash world title at the regatta in Pwllheli, Wales.

There were 111 entries from eight nations.

The combined results of the New Zealand sailors have won them the Nations Trophy for the highest scoring national team.

A popular youth class in parts of New Zealand, Belgium and the Netherlands, the Splash is a single-handed dinghy typically sailed by up and coming talent between the ages of 14 to 18 years.