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Dan Slater finally gets a medal with success at World Masters Games

April 29th, 2017

Soon after Dan Slater crossed the finish line in the final race of the World Masters Games, someone yelled out that he had finally picked up a Games medal at the fourth time of trying.The medal might not have been an elusive Olympic one - he is a three-time Olympian...

Para-sailors turning heads at Masters Games

April 25th, 2017

Chris Sharp's green machine is becoming well known on the sailing course at the World Masters Games, largely because it's finishing ahead of most of his rivals.What makes that extraordinary is that Sharp is a paraplegic after a motorbike accident seven years ago.

Masters Games: Great-grand-master Rex Sellers sailing solo off Torbay

April 25th, 2017

If Rex Sellers has learned one thing from his "comeback" to competitive sailing at the World Masters Games, it's that he misses his mates.Coming off the water at Torbay on Sunday afternoon, having completed four of the 14 scheduled races for his Weta-class fleet, the wily old salt reflects on...

Former America's Cup winner links up with dad for World Masters Games

April 25th, 2017

A seven-time America's Cup sailor is taking a break from yachting around the world to link up with someone a bit more local - his dad.Murray and Tony Rae will compete as a father-and-son duo in the Weta Double Handed sailing event at the World Masters Games which kicked off...

Sellers has wind in his sails again for shot at World Masters

April 12th, 2017

Rex Sellers admits he's got the sailing bug again.It was an affliction he had for a number of years, collecting a couple of Olympic medals along the way as he established himself as one of the world's best Tornado sailors, but he didn't do much competitive sailing after the 1996...

Sailing legends go head to head at NZ WetaFest 2017

March 07th, 2017

Manly Sailing Club was the host for this year's 9th NZ Weta National Championships.32 sailors came to race at WetaFest to prepare for the World Masters Games being held April 21-30. The sailors ranged in experience and included some of NZ’s sailing legends notably Rex Sellers along with Kim and...

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