Team Jolly Racing - Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie - on their way to Gold at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands. Image copyright Sander van der Borch
Review of the New Zealand Medal Race results in the Delta Lloyd Regatta by SailRaceWin
The Midas Touch : Team Jolly Racing
Once again Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are New Zealand's golden girls! They haven't stopped winning at Women's international 470 events they have entered since they won Gold at the London Olympics in 2012. AWESOME performance! This is also despite Jo commenting to us that she couldn't feel her hands or feet while sailing this past week in the cold of Medemblik!!
Steady and improving : Silver for Snow-Hansen and Saunders
In the Men's 470 class it wasn't quite Gold this time, but Silver is the closest thing to it! Increasing consistency of performance from Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox bodes well for future successive Gold medals.
Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox finished with Silver medal in the Men's 470 class in Medemblik. Image copyright Sander van der Borch
Podium Again : Andy Maloney takes Bronze in the Laser
Andy Maloney took the Bronze medal in the Netherlands this week, having missed out on Olympic selection for London 2012 Games to his training partner. Maloney's performance is also showing increasing consistency at the top of the class, with his having taken Gold in Trentino. This bodes well for the future, not least as Sam Meech finished fifth in this class in Medemblik, showing the strength in depth of Kiwi Laser sailing.
Andy Maloney hikes hard on the Laser on his way to a Bronze medal in Medemblik. Image copyright Sander van der Borch.
In Italy, at the previous EUROSAF event, New Zealand obtained three Gold medals! The Kiwis who won Gold in Italy in the 49er did not compete in the Delta Lloyd Regatta.
The Secret of Team Jolly's success in Medemblik - Jo Aleh sports her winning beanie (right), with Polly Powrie. Image copyright Sander van der Borch
The New Zealand Sailing Team is rapidly gaining strength in depth and becoming a major force to be reckoned with in Olympic Sailing.
Full details of all Kiwi racers' results are available on the Delta Lloyd Regatta website