It was just a few short months ago that RAYC was host to the Hyundai NZ 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Oceania and World Championships, and due to those fleets needing to secure the all important Olympic spots, theses two high profile events are on again, this time in Geelong, Australia.
RAYC is well represented in Geelong, with honorary life members Alex Maloney & Molly Meech finishing second in the 49erFX fleet and Peter Burling & Blair Tuke also finishing second in the 49ers.
Logan Dunning-Beck and Oscar Gunn rounded out the 49er podium by finishing 3rd overall.
These results are very promising for our top ranked sailors, who are all vying for Olympic selection.
Peter Burling & Blair Tuke are the current 49er World Champions after winning the event on home waters back in December 2019.
They have some tough competition in the forms of fellow Kiwis Dunning-Beck and Gunn, and Issac McHardie with William McKenzie are also in contention, after they finished 5th overall at the Oceania’s in Geelong.
Congratulations to all our members on their Oceania Championships performance, and best of luck to them for the upcoming World Championships.
2nd – Alex Maloney & Molly Meech
2nd – Peter Burling & Blair Tuke
3rd – Logan Dunning-Beck & Oscar Gunn
5th – Issac McHardie & William McKenzie
49th – Jackson Keon & Scott McKenzie
54th – Sam Bacon & Henry Gautrey
68th – Lewis Anderson & Reece Caufield
72nd – Campbell Stanton & Will Shapland
73rd – Sam Morgan & Pat Morgan
8th – Gemma Jones & Josh Porebski
12th – Micah Wilkinson & Erica Dawson
14th – Liv Mackay & Jason Saunders