Stephanie Hazard, 22, of Matakana and ex-Mahurangi Student, is skipper of the first-ever NZ Women’s Olympic Match Racing Team. Stephanie is sailing alongside team mates Susannah Pyatt, 21, from the North Shore and Jenna Hansen, 25, from Whangarei.
'It’s always been a dream that one day I would get to compete there. ", says Stephanie,. "Olympic Gold is as good as it gets and it just feels amazing to think we have a shot at maybe standing on the winner’s podium while they play the NZ anthem. It’s all going to boil down to how well we prepared and who sails best on the day. Susannah, Jenna and I have sailed together for about 18 months. Our best performance as a team was when we came fifth in Palma, Spain, in the ICF World Cup – the circuit for all the top Olympic sailing countries in our class. Placing fifth gave us a great boost in confidence – it showed us that we could do it."
Click here: Info on Stephanie Hazard and her Koru Match Team - website made by Paul Hazard in 2011
Day 7 Update- A loss in the last race unfortunately mean Stephanie's team doesnt progress to the next round.
|4 August||Women's Elliott 6m Round Robin - Match 65|
Day 5 Update- 8th with 1 race to go.
|2 August||Women's Elliott 6m Round Robin - Match 55|
|2 August||Women's Elliott 6m Round Robin - Match 52|
Day 4 Update- 5th equal