Thomas Saunders Performs Well In The ISAF Sailing World Championship 2014

ISAF Sailing World Championships is the much awaited sailing event which was inaugurated in the year 2003. Ever since then, it is organized every 4 years. The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship is the 4th edition of this event. The city of Santander situated in Spain is hosting the championship this time from the 12th to the 20th of September, 2014.

This world championship is important for all the participating teams because the sailors and the teams will get the ultimate opportunity to quality for the Rio Olympics which are going to be held in the year 2016. Team New Zealand is surely looking forward to the sailing event so that more New Zealanders can enter the 2016 Olympics sailing competition.

On the inaugural day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship, Thomas Saunders was the only New Zealander who was able to perform exceptionally well. The Tauranga sailor stood in the 11th and 5th position because of which he reached the 15th position in the overall standing of the ISAF Sailing World Championships. He surely proved to be a remarkable sailor during the first day of the championship.

Along with Saunders, Sam Meech (another Tauranga sailor) also performed really well. Meech got the 12th and 6th position because of which he stood in the 17th position in the overall standing.

Andy Maloney got the 18th and tenth position in race one and two respectively and stood in the 35th position in the overall rankings. On other hand, another Kiwi- Mike Bullot stood in the 23rd and eleventh position in order to get an overall ranking of 43rd.

Women sailors like Sara Winther, Susannah Pyatt and Ali Nightingale have stood in the 20th, 23rd and 76th overall position respectively.

However the heavyweight sailors of Team NZ are going to be in action on 14th and 15th of September, 2014.