Friday, 18 December 2009

New Zealand's Sail Sydney Entrants get Top Ten Results

Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie in the 470 in Sydney. Image copyright

by Zoe Hawkins

The New Zealand contingent competing at Sail Sydney secured nine top ten placings in final results, despite frustrations with light and shifty conditions.

The final results were:

Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, 4th in the Open Division, 2nd in the Women’s Division
Francisco Lardies, Finn Drumond, 5th in the Open Division, 3rd in the Men’s Division

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, 2nd

Sam Meech 2nd
Andy Maloney 3rd
Josh Junior 5th
Andrew Murdoch 7th
James Sandall 14th
Rawiri Geddes 29th

230 entrants participated in the regatta, including a large international contingent to amass points towards their Olympic campaigns for London 2012. International entries came from Great Britain, Ireland, the USA, Chile, Spain, Singapore, Greece, Canada, Japan, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland, Norway, India, Korea, Norway, Croatia, Poland and Italy. The Sail Sydney Regatta, the only ISAF Grade 1 event in NSW, is the second event of the Sail Down Under series. The third and final event is Sail Melbourne, the first round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.

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