Seasons Greetings to Sail-World NZ readers

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All
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Wishing all our readers a Merry Christmas and a great New Year.

2013 has been very good to New Zealand sailing with three Olympic class World Champions, an ISAF sailor of the Year Award, a very close run at the America's Cup, and winning first and second place at the inaugural Red Bull Youth America's Cup

Currently no other country in the world can point to this level of sailing achievement.

Well done New Zealand!

Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh - 2013 Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year, Oman

Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) 2013 World 470 Womens Champions

Winners of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup - Olympic Silver medalist, Peter Burling and the NZL Sailing Team entry

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - 2013 49er and 49erFX Worlds, Marseilles, France

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech practicing ahead of their win in the 2013 49erFX World Championships
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Pictured above from left: Sir Russell Coutts, Peter Burling, Brendan Drury (sponsor House of Travel) and Blair Tuke - 2013 New Zealand Sailor of the Year
Yachting NZ

Emirates Team NZ, Leg 1, Race 1 34th America's Cup September 7, 2013

Emirates Team NZ sailing crew - 34th America’s Cup

Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski sail their 49er at Oceanbridge Sail Auckland 2013. Auckland, New Zealand, 2 February 2013. Photo: Gareth Cooke/Subzero

Will Tiller- Red Bull Youth America’s Cup - Training August 16, 2013 - Kaenon Team