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Blind Sailing New Zealand holds 2017 World Blind Sailing Championships team trials

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New Zealand blind sailors on the water during the trials at Waitara Boating Club. Image credit: Blind Sailing New Zealand

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.


Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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