Tauranga 49er sailor Peter Burling and his sailing partner Blair Tuke are in the top 20 after the first two days of sailing at the 49er World Championships in Croatia.
Peter and Blair are New Zealand Olympic representatives in the 49er class and are both silver medallists from the 2011 49er World Championships.
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. Photo: Delta Lloyd Regatta.
The pair are currently ranked 13th after the warmup regatta in Hyeres, France.
Yachting New Zealand spokesperson Kristine Lederis says there are currently three world championship regattas underway, with another three about to begin.
Meanwhile in the Laser World Championships in Germany, Mount Maunganui sailor Sam Meech is 21st.
Five New Zealanders are competing in the Laser World Championships in Germany and the Star World Championships in France have two days of racing left.
May 9 current standings
Laser Worlds - Gold Fleet
5th - Andy Maloney
22nd - Sam Meech
31st - Andrew Murdoch
Laser Worlds- Silver Fleet
30th - Thomas Saunders
36th - Michael Cate
9th - Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner
13th - Peter Burling and Blair Tuke
18th - Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski