Twelve sailors will represent New Zealand at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships to be staged in Zadar, Croatia from 7-16 July this year.The 2011 team includes some familiar names with three members, including Molly Meech, Georgia Schofield and Logan Dunning-Beck, already having Youth World Championships experience under their belt having competed in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010.
New Zealand has a proud history of success at the ISAF Youth Worlds which dates back to 1971. Over the history of the event kiwis have returned home with a total of 42 medals including 15 Gold, 15 Silver and 12 Bronze, and this year's team will be looking to increase that tally.
In preparation for the regatta the team will be involved in a busy schedule of training camps, domestic and international competition.
New Zealand Youth Worlds Team
Michael Cate (Male Laser Radial)
Molly Meech (Female Laser Radial)
Sven Pedersen (Male RS:X Wind surfing)
Georgia Schofield (Female RS:X Wind surfing)
Alexander Munro and Brad Moss (Male 420)
Gemma Jones and Verity Judge (Female 420)
Tomer Simhony and Ellie Copeland (Open Multihull)
Logan Dunning Beck and Jack Simpson (29er)
ISAF World Sailing