Alex & Molly win Gold in Miami

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Alex & Molly win Gold in Miami

RAYC 49erFX sailors Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have won the gold medal at the Sailing World Cup in Miami. This is a massive win for the girls as they prepare for the Rio Olympic Games this year.

Molly & Alex at RAYC @GraemeMurrayPhotography

Molly & Alex at RAYC
@GraemeMurrayPhotography

Before heading off to Miami, Alex and Molly were training at the club where they keep their 49erFX.

“We’re pretty happy to come away with a win this week,” explained Meech. “We haven’t looked at the results this week so we are kind of surprised. Last year we came away with a win in Miami so it’s nice to do it again.”

“We had a pretty up and down season in 2015 so it’s nice to start this one off on top again so hopefully we can continue.”

“We’ve had a pretty good summer back home in New Zealand and then coming over here we’ve felt fresh. We’ve been working on a few things and it’s another step forward for us.”

Congratulations girls! We are so proud of you both!

More RAYC Results

49erFX Skiff
1st Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL Sailing Team)
19th Ellie Copeland and Erica Dawson (Aon Fast Track Squad)

49er Skiff
27th Markus Somerville and Josh Porebski (8, 32BFD, 4, 28, 15, 4, 1, 12, 32DNF, 30, 13, 18, 1)
36th Isaac McHardie and Trent Rippey (Aon Fast Track Squad) (16, 8, 28, 29, 23, 10, 17, 19, 10, 14, 1, 11, 4)

Laser Radial
27th Sara Winther (28, 21, 17, 11, 12, 25, 38, 15, 10)

Happy to take the win at the first event for 2016! Learnt a lot in tricky conditions, and stoked with our teamwork this week!! ‪#‎isafsailingworldcup‬ ‪#‎givesyouwings‬ ‪#‎nzlsailingteam‬

Happy to take the win at the first event for 2016! Learnt a lot in tricky conditions, and stoked with our teamwork this week!! ‪#‎isafsailingworldcup‬ ‪#‎givesyouwings‬ ‪#‎nzlsailingteam‬

Cool shot from Day 2 of the ISAF Miami sailing world cup!  Photo credit Sailing Energy

Cool shot from Day 2 of the ISAF Miami sailing world cup! Photo credit Sailing Energy

By |February 3rd, 2016|Categories: All News|

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Suellen is our Yachting and Communications Manager looking after sailing, PR and the club website. Are you out and about competing and representing RAYC at regattas and events? If so, please let us know how you go. Email suellen@rayc.co.nz with details and photos.

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