This past weekend, Blind Sailing New Zealand held national team trials for the 2017 World Blind Sailing Championships scheduled to take place in Houston, Texas. Selected team members were not announced.
The competition took place at the Waitara Boating Club, which is located 20km north of New Plymouth on the Waitara River. Conditions were too rough on Saturday for sailing, but the weather cleared up on Sunday and sailors were on the water.
Alongside the trials, Blind Sailing New Zealand also held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday. There are a number of conversations about the future of the sport in New Zealand. New members were also welcomed to the organization.