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Another Podium placing for Andrew Murdoch at Major European Regatta in France


In the second major European Olympic Classes Regatta of the season at Hyeres in the South of France. New Zealand Olympic squad Laser sailor Andrew Murdoch has claimed the Bronze Medal with a great third place. This follows his second placing at Princess Sofia Regatta in Spain

With in excess of two hundred competitors in the Laser class alone this prestigious grade one ISAF event was sailed in extremely difficult wind conditions with little or no wind at times

“I am very happy with my increasing consistency to gain top results in these very difficult sailing conditions.”

“I was always in contention for a top placing through out the regatta.”  

The major forthcoming regattas for Andrew later in the year are the Laser European championships to be sailed at Hyeres and the World Championships in Portugal. This will be followed by the pre Olympic regatta in China.

Silver for Andrew Murdoch at Princess Sofia Regatta in Spain


In the opening major European Olympic Classes Regatta of the season New Zealand Olympic squad Laser sailor Andrew Murdoch has claimed the Silver Medal with a fine second place.

This prestigious grade one ISAF event was sailed in predominately light wind conditions in Palma (an island off the coast of Spain)

“I am pleased to have got this result at a venue which has proved to be fairly testing for everyone.”

“We do a lot of training so it was certainly good to get back to some racing again.”

The top class field (over 130 entrants) from all the major sailing nations comprised most if not all of the Olympic aspirants.

The next major regatta for Olympic classes is at Hyeres in the south of France.

Andrew Murdoch Follows Sail Auckland Win with Second at Laser Nationals

New Zealand’s top Laser sailor Andrew Murdoch couldn’t quite pull off the double following his Grade 1 ISAF Sail Auckland win and had to settle for a close second in a regatta that went down to the final race to determine the outcome.

The Laser Nationals held at Kerikeri were sailed in very light wind conditions similar to Sail Auckland.

Murdoch currently ranked fourth in the world and member of the Yachting NZ Olympic Squad said he felt both regattas were valuable for his training build up for the major regattas to be held in Europe later this year.

These regattas will be followed by the Pre-Olympic test regatta in China where Murdoch won the Bronze Medal at last years event.

Andrew leaves for Europe next month to compete in the first of the European grade one regatta’s at Palma in Spain which will be followed by the Hyeres Regatta in France

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