The sailing sister duo from New Zealand became bronze medalists for the second time in the Aon Youth Sailing Worlds Championship.
The sisters, Greta and Kate Stewart claimed second position in the 29er girls’ class category. They were sailing in home waters of the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland, New Zealand. Indeed, this sailing competition for under 19 sailors took place amidst much global attention as it has become a world class regatta that promotes youth sailors across the world. It is a highly competitive event that has seen several Olympic level sailors emerges from this event.
The pair was awarded the second bronze medal when the prizes were given away and they were happy to have made this achievement at an event that is considered the pinnacle among all events that promote youth sailing. The event was held off the coast of Torbay. The achievements of all sailors were marked and recognized after the five day regatta event came to an end. There were over 380 competitors from different countries as well as supporters and visitors.
The 29er class had tough competition when the Polish team was close at hand with the New Zealand duo. The Polish team finished second while the bronze medal was won by the NZ sisters. They were delighted with their win as they felt that the week proved challenging on the waters.
They stated that they were happy to have secured the bronze medal a second time. It was definitely their aim to do better and they hope to be able to make more wins in upcoming events. There was about 13 teams from New Zealand and the sister duo were one of them. They were surrounded by fellow friends and family members as they competed in the race, which they felt was stressful overall.