Kate (18) and Greta (16) daughter of Ian one of the member of team Emirate New Zealand in America Cup last year are participating in Youth Sailing World Championship that is going to take place in Auckland in December.
They will join father Ian and will be part of the Oracle team for 2017’s America’s Cup. Both sisters are high on performances and their chance of winning medals in the event is more than anyone else.
The sister will be the part of 13-strong New Zealand team and will compete in the championship that is going to take place in Torbay. This is the not the first time these girls have participated in the championship, the pair won a bronze medal at the last event 29er skiff in Malaysia. When it comes to sailing underway, these girls will not leave any scope for other teams to win.
The expectation of winning the championship is also high with sisters because they are friendly with the location where the championship is taking place. It is their home water and thus they are better aware of all the challenges. What matter here how the day for these sisters and how they are going to gel-up with water.
Speaking about the event the Stewart sister says “When we are happy we always sail well. Also, when we are together we enjoy every moment and make fun. When we sail in regattas we are completely different from what we are at home hanging around.”
However, the Stewarts are not the only siblings participating in championship from the New Zealand team and are strong contenders for a medal. Courtney and Brianna Reynolds-Smith 16-year-old twins are also there who are competing in girls 420 category and among the meal hopes. There is also a twin in the boys’ team of New Zealand.