Tauranga upholds reputation as nursery for NZ's finest sailors
Tauranga has gained a formidable reputation as the nursery for some of our finest dinghy sailors, including gold medalist Peter Burling and bronze medalist Sam Meech.
The well-stocked boathouse at the city's biggest yacht club is evidence to locals' claims the sailing success is "no coincidence".
Another ingredient in the water is the enthusiastic role of Tauranga Boys' College, the school which Burling, Meech and Jason Saunders all attended at the same time. Card payment fee of
Remarkably, the school's old boy presence extends beyond the three sailors, with ex-students including rower Mahe Drysdale, whitewater kayaker Mike Dawson and another kayaker Bryden Nicholas representing the Cook Islands.
Proud principal Robert Mangan says the school is "basking in reflective glory".
"We're riding the crest of the wave in terms of success."
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|Make Drysdale (Gold Medal - Rowing single Sculls)|
|Peter Burling with Blair Tuke (Gold Medal Race)|
|Mike Dawson (Kayaking)|
|Jason Saunders (4th Place - Sailing Multihull), Peter Burling (Gold Medal - Sailing 49er Class), Sam Meech (Bronze Medal - Sailing Men's Laser)|
|Bryden Nicholas (representing the Cook Islands - Kayaking)|