14 Dec 2011

Women's matchracing crew qualifies for Olympics

6:43 am on 14 December 2011

The New Zealand women's matchracing crew of Stephanie Hazard, Jenna Hansen and Susannah Pyatt have qualified New Zealand a spot at next year's Olympics after finishing 9th at the World Sailing Championships off Fremantle.

Meanwhile racing continues in the other four fleets, with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke 4th in the 49er, Tom Ashley 4th in the men's boardsailing, Andrew Murdoch 8th in the men's Laser and Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie 10th in the women's 470.

4 other crews qualified for the Olympics last week.