At Youth Worlds Kiwi Sailors Miss Medals

New Zealand’s sailors elude medals on the final day of the youth world championships (YWC) in China.

Laser Radial sailors Annabelle Rennie-Younger and Josh Armit both narrowly missed out the bronze medals at the (YWC) youth world championships, which is taking place in Sanya, China.

Both the Kiwi teenagers finished in fifth position and failing to do enough in final race they participated on Friday to secure their position on the podium.

Armit dropped two positions courtesy of his eighth placing in boys’ fleet, which was a closely-fought.

The final tally of Armit was 65 points and it was just 11 behind winner Maor Ben Hrosh who is from Israeli. And also he was only five points short to secure the bronze medal.

After her 12th place, Annabelle Rennie-Younger finished with three points of bronze, and gold going to Charlotte Rose from America.

The other players of New Zealand to finish in the top-10 positions were crew of Nacra 15 Henry Haslett and Greta Stewart, who finished at the sixth position and a boys pair of 29er Scott McKenzie and Seb Lardies, who managed to finish at eighth position.

For the Nations Trophy, different teams of New Zealand represented in all nine classes. Their combined effort ranked the team to secure the ninth position out of 60 countries.

Italy won the silver medal in the championship retaining its position last year in Auckland.

Commenting on their performance, Rennie said,” The completion was close and we give our hundred percent. This time we failed to secure our position on the podium, but we are not that sad, because we lost with a very less margin, which shows we were nowhere less than the winning team. We have learned a lot from this race and will return with a better preparation.”