New Zealand has won gold in the 49er and silver in the Laser at the 2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke had their medal secure before starting today's race while Sam Meech's silver came after a dramatic tussle.

Consistency through the four days of fleet racing saw Meech in a strong position to medal, lying fourth going into the medal race the Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club sailor converted that to a silver medal with a solid third place performance on the water.

"I'm feeling fantastic, really happy with the result. Obviously, it's coming close to our selection so finishing in front of the other Kiwis hopefully helps," Meech said.


New Zealand also collected two medal race victories with both Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie in the women's 470 and Andy Maloney in the Laser finishing on a high note but outside of the medals.

With the Olympic Games now less than 100 days away from starting, Burling sees this victory as another stepping stone towards Rio 2016.

"Obviously, we are really happy with how we have been going at the moment but still like we have been saying, we have a lot of hard work to do over the next three or four months just to finish it off and finish off the final detailing," said Burling.

"If Rio was tomorrow I don't feel like I think we are ready yet, so we've still got plenty in the tank to go and we are looking forward to the challenge."

2016 World Sailing Cup Hyeres
1st Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - 49er
2nd Sam Meech - Laser
4th Josh Junior - Finn
4th Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie - Women's 470
5th Andy Maloney - Laser
6th Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox - Men's 470
9th Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech - 49erFX
11th Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders - Nacra 17
11th Sara Winther - Laser Radial
12th Andrew Murdoch - Finn
17th Erica Dawson and Ellie Copeland - 49erFX
20th Andrew McKenzie - Laser
23rd Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson - Nacra 17
24th Natalia Kosinska - Women's RS:X
32nd Logan Dunning-Beck and Jack Simpson - 49er