4 Jul 2013

NZ sailors well placed in Europe

10:49 am on 4 July 2013

The New Zealand men's crew of Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski hold the lead after two days of racing at the 49er European Sailing Championships in France.

With the men sailing in three fleets, the New Zealand pair managed to score two wins and two seconds in their four races.

Olympic silver medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are fifth overall in their first major outing since London.

Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech are fifth overall in the women's regatta.

Also in France, Natalia Kosinska is second overall midway through the RS:X European Boardsailing Championships.