Thursday, 2 July 2009
NAL Yachting Trust Youth Team. Supplied image.
by Jodie Bakewell-White
Sailors, their families, coaches, support crew and team sponsors of the 2009 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team gathered together last week ahead of their departure for Buzios, Brazil and the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships.
Representatives from NZL Yachting Trust, NZAS, ASB and Line 7 were introduced to the sailors who have been selected to represent New Zealand at this year’s event. The 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the 39th edition of the event, will be held from 9-18 July 2009 at the the Iate Clube de Armação de Buzios (ICAB) in the city of Armação de Búzios, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
The team also learned more about their principal sponsor, the NZL Yachting Trust, from trustee Royden Hindle, who along with other sponsors went on to wish the sailors all the very best for their upcoming trip.
The New Zealand International Yachting Trust (now generally referred to as the NZL Yachting Trust) is an independent trust established in 1988 by well known yachtsmen Mr Don St Clair Brown MBE and Sir Tom Clark KB. Its objective is to assist in funding New Zealanders competing in Olympic and other top level international yachting competitions. The founders believed that if New Zealand is to maintain its place as one of the top yachting nations in the world it is essential that our sailors have adequate opportunity to compete successfully in international championships.
The 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the 39th edition of the event, will be held from 9-18 July 2009 at the the Iate Clube de Armação de Buzios (ICAB) in the city of Armação de Búzios, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. The event will be organized by the Rio de Janeiro State Sailing Federation together with the Federação Brasileira de Vela e Motor (FBVM) and ISAF.
Boys One Person Dinghy - Sam Meech (Murrays Bay Sailing Club)
Girls One Person Dinghy - Rachel Basevi (Pupuke Boating Club)
Boys Two Person Dinghy - Logan Dunning-Beck (Wakatere Boating Club) & Ben Goodwin (Napier Sailing Club)
Girls Two Person Dinghy - Alexandra Maloney & Bianca Barbarich-Bacher (Murrays Bay Sailing Club)
Boy's Windsurfer - Ben Mackay - (Takapuna Boating Club)
Girl's Windsurfer - Lucy Driver - (Takapuna Boating Club)
Open Multihull - Marcus Hansen - (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) & James Turner (Lake Taupo Yacht Club)
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