Elise Beavis, Ray Davies, Murray Jones, Andy Maloney, Josh McCormack, Geoff Senior
The all conquering Emirates Team New Zealand took the Americas Cup from Oracle USA. These ETNZ team members had their roots at MBSC.
June 2017 - Bermuda
Alex Maloney (MBSC) with Molly Meech (TYPBC)
49erFX Olympic Games Silver Medal
August 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
They were coached by Nathan Handley, also a Murrays Bay World Champion in his own right, in 1997
Alex Maloney & Molly Meech
49erFX World Champions
September 2013 - Marseille, France
Splash World Champion
August 2009 - Pwhelli, Wales
Pictured here at 2010 Worlds at Takapuna, all NZL podium with L-R Ben Lutz (3rd), Chris Steele (1st), Declan Burn (2nd)
Alex Maloney and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher
420 Womens World Champions
August 2009 - Garda, Italy
Female Optimist World Champion
2007 - Sardinia, Italy
Laser Radial World Champion
July 13-20 2001 - Villenova, Spain
Laser Radial Youth World Champion
July 22-28 2001 - Villenova, Spain
Matthew Davies & Nathan Handley
Laser II World Champions
August 1997 - Cork, Ireland
(Photographed at the MBSC World Champions meeting at Murrays Bay 2000)
Finn Olympic Games Bronze Medal (2nd right)
August 1992 - Barcelona, Spain
Finn Olympic Games Bronze Medal (Back right)
September 1988 - Seoul, Korea
OK Dinghy World Champion
1983 - Torquay, England 1,7,4,1,8,(23)
1985 - Medemblik , Holland 2,1,2,1,1,1,(6)
1990 - Melbourne, Australia
1994 - Napier, New Zealand (Photos above)
1985 - Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy, New Zealand Sailor of the Year
Hamish Willcox with David Barnes
470 Open World Champions
September 1981 - Quiberon, France 5,5,44,4,5,1
June 1983 - Weymouth, England 12,1,1,10,3,8
January 1984 - Milford, NZ 22,10,1,4,4,7
July 1982, they finished 3rd in Cascais, Portugal 35,11,13,24,1,1
Pictured here in Weymouth 1983
1983 - Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy, New Zealand Sailors of the Year
Bernard Fergusson Trophy, New Zealand Sailor of the Year
1968 - Auckland
Geoff Smale was awarded the Bernard Fergusson Trophy as New Zealand Sailor of the Year for his win with Ralph Roberts in the 1968 Mexico Olympic Trials, held at the Resort on Pakatoa Island, and for his development of the Rothmans Father and Son class.
Geoff was Patron to MBSC 2005 - 2011
Sir Bernard Fergusson and the NZ Sailor of the Year Trophy. It was first presented in 1963 to Harry Highet, designer of the P Class.
Other Murays Bay winners:
1983 Hamish Willcox with David Barnes
1985 Leith Armit
1991 Harold Bennett
Michael Bullot - Kieler Woche Regatta in Germany
Michael Bullot along with Matt Coutts were competing in the Laser Class amongst a fleet of 153 of the worlds best Laser Sailors. Michael achieved a fantastic 2nd place result (Silver Medal) in the competition and Matt Coutts achieved a 71st place
Dan Slater finished in 4th Place amongst a fleet of 63 boats in the Finn Class.
Regatta Results, Media Coverage
ISAF Youth Worlds
Six of our club members have been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2009 ISAF Volvo Youth Sailing World Championships in Buzios, Brasil.
The team of ten sailors will be competing in this pinnacle event in July and are looking forward to a great competition! Best wishes to these sailors.
An outstanding performance for the New Zealand Laser sailors in Palma this past month! Michael Bullot finished on the podium with a silver medal.
Andy Maloney finished in 23rd, Sam Meech 74th and Matt Coutts in 100th. This is an ISAF Grade One event with sailors from over 40 countries competing in a fleet of 134 boats.
They are now training in Hyere’s, France preparing for the Samaine Olympique Francaise Regatta. This is also a grade one event and part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series.
Media Coverage: NZ Yachting, Sail-World.com