Gold and bronze for New Zealand youth sailors
New Zealand won gold and bronze individual medals and placed third in the Nations Trophy at the 2013 World Youth Sailing Championships in Cyprus today.
Isaac McHardie and Micah Wilkinson won the SL16 title, dominating the event and claiming the crown even before today's final races.
Markus Somerville and Jack Simpson took bronze in the 29er skiff class, narrowly missing silver after placing a costly 15th in today's last race.
Their efforts helped New Zealand to third behind Italy and Australia in the teams event.
All five Kiwi crews finished in the top six.
NZ Youth Team, world championships, Cyprus, final results:
1st Isaac McHardie (Hamilton Yacht Club/RAYC) and Micah Wilkinson (Ngaroto Sailing Club/RAYC) - SL16 Multihull
3rd Markus Somerville and Jack Simpson (Wakatere Boating Club) - 29er
6th Andrew McKenzie (Kohimarama Yacht Club) - Laser Radial
5th Sam Barnett and Zak Merton (Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club) - Boy's 420
6th Olivia Mackay and Abby Goodwin (Napier Sailing Club) - Girl's 420
Nations Trophy: 1 Italy, 2 Australia, 3 New Zealand.