Monday, 11 April 2011

New Zealand's Koru Match Competes in Europe

Koru Match in Europe. Supplied image.

by Stephanie Hazard

Koru Match is well settled in Europe for a 5 month tour of training and racing. The purpose of the trip is to continue campaigning for the Olympics in 2012.

During this time, Koru Match plans to compete in:
ISAF World Cup Palma (Spain)
ISAF WC Hyeres (France)
Euros Qualifier (Finland)
ISAF WC Medemblik (Netherlands)
ISAF WC Sail for Gold (U.K.)

Selection for the Pre Olympics will be announced after Sail for Gold. It is the team’s intention to compete at this event.

Training has been organised and the team is looking forward to spending some time with the Germans, Finnish and French. Laurie Jury will be coaching the team during the tour.

The team have just finished a training camp in beautiful Pornichet, France.

Plenty of hours were spent on the water in perfect conditions and the team is well prepared for their next event. The ISAF World Cup Palma regatta is scheduled to commence tomorrow.

NZL is in Pool C along with USA, GBR, FRA, DEN, SWE, PER and CAN.

To follow the live updates and results, refer to the regatta website

For updates, photos and results, check out the team on facebook!/korumatch

Koru Match is still in the hunt for some further sponsorship. Any donations would be kindly accepted!!!/korumatch