Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Rio 2016


The hard work towards Rio 2016 in the Finn Class has begun...exciting times ahead with a lot of learning! First event up in the Finn class for me will be Sail Auckland (2nd-5th Feb Royal Akarana YC) followed by NZ Nationals (8-10th Feb Takapuna BC). Can't wait. Have no idea how it will go but got to start somewhere...
When possible I'll post updates, the regattas can also be followed at the following links:

Sail Auckland http://www.sailauckland.org.nz/

Andrew Murdoch Sailing Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/andrewmurdochsailing

Thanks everyone for your support!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

My European Season begins


Hi All,
I'm racing in the French World Sailing Cup which starts tomorrow in the southern coastal town of Hyeres. Keep an eye on the event at the regatta website http://sof.ffvoile.com/ and results at http://sof.ffvoile.net/sof2012/results/laser.htm
Cheers,
Andrew




Sunday, 22 January 2012

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Bronze at ISAF World Championships and Olympic Spot

Have had a pretty amazing last few days!!! Managed to stand on the podium at the ISAF World Championships in Perth receiving the bronze medal. Was a tough regatta and I managed to work my way up the fleet to be in solid medal contention going into the medal race.
 Then just yesterday, became one of the first athletes announced into the NZ Olympic Team to compete at the London 2012 Olympics! Although this will be my second time to the Games it still felt just as good as the first time to be included in the team.
Plenty of hard work still to continue as I now have just over 7 months till showtime!
I have been pushed hard for this spot by the other kiwi guys (Andy Maloney, Mike Bullot, Sam Meech, Josh Junior) which has been awesome and I'm hoping this can continue through to the games.
Thanks so much to all my family, friends & sponsors who have supported me over the years!
Merry Xmas all and I wish you a great new year!
Happy Sailing,
Andrew

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Let the sailing begin!

I have now made it to Perth all fit and healthy which is great!
Actually our pilot was a guy i used to sail against! My gear all made it here safely too which is always a relief.
Really looking forward to getting out on the water and enjoying the awesome sailing Fremantle has to offer. Actually, so far it's not as hot as I thought it was going to be....I'm sure the forecasted temp in the high 30's for later this week will take care of that though!
A BIG thank you to Hyundai over here in Perth! Just drove back to Fremantle from picking up a new Hyundai Elantra that I have the use of while I'm here, awesome ride! Will certainly help with resting the tired legs after some long days sailing here!!! 
Off to the yacht club now to sort out my training boat and make sure I haven't left anything behind in NZ....
I get my event provided boat on the 3rd Dec, racing for the Worlds starts for me on the 12th so I have a few days of training in that boat which will be nice.For info on the upcoming world championship click on the image below-

Monday, 7 November 2011

Sail Melbourne link

Hi all, Sail Melbourne starts later today which i'm looking forward to. This will be the first event back for a while so a great opportunity to "check back in" prior to World Champs in December. To follow the results you can check out the website at Sail Melbourne Results
Thanks for your support!
Andrew

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Next event - Sail Melbourne - Nov 7th - 12th

Well, I'm all booked up and sorted for Sail Melbourne which I'm looking forward to. The event starts early November and will serve as a 'warm up' for the ISAF World Championships which I'll be racing at in mid December. Training is going well and the weather gods have been pretty kind to us over the last few weeks offering up and nice range of conditions. Better get back to it!

To follow the event check out the - Sail Melbourne Event Website

Happy Sailing,
Andrew