NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: Silver for Aleh and Powrie


Yachting New Zealand

MEDIA
RELEASE

21 SEP 2014

NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds:
Silver for Aleh and Powrie

Jo Aleh and
Polly Powrie have won silver at the 2014 Women’s 470 World
Championships, relinquishing their title to Lara Vadlau and
Jolanta Ogar of Austria in today’s light wind medal race
in Santander, Spain.

Image: Aleh and Powrie on
the podium ©Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy

Racing in a
world class fleet of 54 boats all vying for national Olympic
qualification, a silver medal here is still a significant
achievement by anyone’s standards and Aleh and Powrie add
this to an already impressive year in which they’ve won
gold at three ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas and also at
the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event sailed in Rio last
month.

Aleh and Powrie have come away with the silver
medal unable to defend their 2013 world title after a close
battle this week in Santander with Austria’s Lara Vadlau
and Jolanta Ogar.

The Austrians won today’s medal race,
sailed in very light winds, and take out the
Championship.

“Tough day for us at Santander 2014,”
reports Jo Aleh clearly disappointed to miss out on the
title. “We had a chance at the start of the race but
didn’t capitalize on it. Painful race. Oh well, second
place it is.”

Aleh and Powrie had to beat Vadlau and
Ogar across the line today to stand atop the podium and
after an up and down race the kiwis crossed in 6th place to
take the silver medal. Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark round
out the podium places, taking the bronze medal for Great
Britain.

Full results for the Women’s 470 are here.

49er, 49erFX, Finn Nacra

The
49er, 49erFX , Finn and Nacra classes are all vying for top
ten positioning today in order to get a start in
tomorrow’s medal races in those events. The light winds
today mean racing has continued until late in the day in
Santander and today’s results for the men’s and
women’s skiff, the mixed multihull and the Finn heavy
weight dinghy are being finalised.

A further media release
will be issued during the course of the day with the latest
standings in those classes. Find latest results here.

Links

Regatta
website

ISAF website
Yachting New Zealand website
NZL Sailing Team sailor profiles
NZL Sailing Team Facebook
page

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