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21. - 29.09.2013 / Marseille, France

2013 World Championships

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Final Results GOLD fleet (Top 22)

After Medal races.

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Final Results REPECHAGE, SILVER, BRONZE fleet (rank 23 to 97)

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Day 5 Overall All fleets Results

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Top 4 Qualification

Results after race 5, Sep 26th end of day, there was no racing on day 3, these results are for the top 40 only. The group 41-97 results are in the link below.

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Silver and Bronze Fleet Qualifying Races

Even though these numbers start at 1, they are the second group of boats and there are 40 teams placed ahead.  These results are for 41st to 97th.

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Qualification Race Results

Overall results after race 6

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Final results as of 5.30pm, Marseille

Final Results GOLD fleet (TOP 21)

After Medal races.

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Final Results SILVER fleet (rank 22 to 53)

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Day 5 Overall All fleets Results

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Day 5 Silver Fleet Results

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Qualifying Race Results

From split fleet qualifying.

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Day 4  Seiko 49er & 49erFX World Championships, Marseille, France

An increase in breeze elevated young Kiwi team Alex Maloney and Molly Meech to the top of the leaderboard at the Seiko 49er & 49erFX World Championships in Marseille.

With the top 20 women’s teams now competing in Gold Fleet Semi-Finals, the New Zealanders put in a solid set of scores in four races in moderate breeze, racking up 6,2,6,1. “Nice to win the last one,” said Meech. “It was a good day out there, and great to stretch the legs at last after three light days. We’re expecting more wind tomorrow too. It was quite tricky, shifty wind and a really nasty chop, so it was nice to finish on a good note.”

It’s tight at the top of the standings in the 49er FX fleet, with the New Zealanders moving 3 points ahead of yesterday’s series leaders from France, Sarah Steyaert and Julie Bossard, who sit just a point in front of Italians Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich.

Although the FX boat is new to all 53 teams racing here in Marseille, Steyaert and Bossard’s progress is particularly impressive considering they only started sailing the Olympic skiff in July. Both women have a good racing pedigree, with Steyaert winning the 2007 Laser Radial World Championships, but no one is meant to get the hang of skiff sailing quite this quick. “We have a lot of improvements to make,” said Bossard, “and we have a lot of things to work on this week and in training for the coming months. But we are making good starts and good first upwind legs, then it gets a bit more difficult.”

The 2008 Olympic Champion in the Laser Radial, Anna Tunnicliffe, would agree with that. Sailing with crew Molly Vandemoer, the American team sits in 10th overall. “I guess you could say we’re having moments of brilliance,” said Tunnicliffe. “If you look at the first two minutes of the race, we won the day. But when you look at the finishing scores, we didn’t win the day! It’s about time in the boat, we’re still too new to the boat to understand what it’s doing. Every day you’re out there you get better and better. More time in the boat means you get more comfortable about how the boat feels, making sure you’re in the right mode, not having to talk to much about it, doing it automatically.”

This was also the day the top 20 of the 97-boat men’s fleet moved into Semi-Finals racing. As they came ashore, yellow jersey holders from Great Britain Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hoped they had done enough to stay in the top five, maybe even top three. In fact, being such a high-scoring day for everyone, the Brits had done enough to retain the yellow jerseys for another day, staying just 2 points ahead of Jonas Warrer and Peter Lang from Denmark. “Starting at the pin end didn’t work out as well as we hoped,” said Sign, “because with these short courses we didn’t have enough runway to be able to tack and cross the fleet. But we had some good comebacks, and we were able to get out of the leeward gates quickly. We were able to move forwards from some bad positions.”

Young newcomers to the fleet, Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl, continue to impress in their first ever 49er World Championships. The Austrians sit in 3rd overall just a point in front of French Olympic representatives Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis. For the defending World Champions and 2012 Olympic gold medallists it was an uncharacteristically tough day. Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen were black flag disqualified in the third heat, and their other scores of 18,14,17 weren’t much better.

The Australians got caught up in the congestion of the leeward gate roundings, with multiple collisions ensuing. The 2012 Olympic Champion was pressing ahead with a protest against the 2008 Olympic Champion, Jonas Warrer, claiming he was infringed by the Dane. “There must have been about five boats involved [in collisions] at one mark, but we were the only one to do turns, and that’s quite disappointing. People just get away with whatever they can and until you protest they just keep going until they realise you can’t do it any more. To do a penalty turn takes you from 5th to 15th, it’s a big loss.”

The Aussies can’t afford any more big losses if they’re to hold on to their world crown. The top 20 of the 49er and 49er FX divisions continue racing in the Semi-Finals tomorrow, before the top 10 showdown in the Finals on Sunday. Racing will be live streamed on 49er.org from 10am local time on Saturday.

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This tab is both the official and unofficial notice board for the 2013 SEIKO 49er & 49erFX World Championships in Marseille, France.  Racing days are 24-29 Sept, 2013.  Below you can find a number of race documents and aids for the sailors. Registration for Sailors Registration for Coaches List of Teams Registered Both 49er and 49erFX are open, so anyone can sail either boat. Important : DO NOT LET ANY VALUABLE STUF IN YOUR CAR DURING YOUR STAY AT MARSEILLE (visible or in the back of your car) WHEN YOU ARE PARK OUTSIDE THE VENUE -Even if you are doing a five minutes shopping-

49er F-Series Fleet Assignment Day 6

Here is the fleet breakdown for Day 6 fleet races and finals

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49erFX F-Series Fleet assignment for Day 6

Last day assignment including Medal Races

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Sailing Instructions

Uploaded Sept 19, 2013

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Theatre Style Racing Umpire Document

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Notice of Race

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Course Usage Plan

While regattas tend not to go exactly to plan, this is the plan should all elements of the racing occur on time as as planned.  Updated Sept 17.

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Coach Boats are available from Port Tack Charter

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2013 Worlds Championships

The 2013 49er and 49erFX World Championships are in Marseille, France, from Sept 21-29, 2013.  Marseille is the home to the French 49er teams and is ideally situated for a World Championships.

Schedule

Sept 24 – Qualifying, first start 11:00 am Sept 25 – Qualifying, first start 11:00 am Sept 26 – Qualifying for 49erFX, Qualifying Round 2 for 49er, first start 11:00 am Sept 27 – Semi Finals, first start 11:00 am Sept 28 – Semi Finals, first start 11:00 am Sept 29 – Finals – Theatre Style Racing, 12:00 (noon)

Fan Guide

For fans who want to watch sailing live in Marseille there will be live racing to view each day from Sept 24-29.  The championship course will be visible from shore.  Fans are also invited inside the venue to see the boats and sailors up close.  Join our audience each evening for the 6:00 pm evening show.

Online

GPS – There will be GPS tracking of the championship course each day.  2 of the 6 fleets daily will carry gps transmitters so fans can watch racing virtually each day on 49er.org Daily Highlights – Each night there will be a daily video highlight package. Livestream Video – We will live broadcast the racing Sept 27-29, the semi finals and finals.  Each day on 49er.org we will have live action from the championship course in both English and French. Morning and Evening Shows – We will come to you live at 9:20 am and 6:00 pm each day to review the happenings from the regatta.  Join us as we discuss the event with our top sailors.  Check out 49er.org and subscribe to our youtube page for the best in video.

Location

Stade Nautique du Roucas Blanc 6 Promenade Georges Pompidou 13008 Marseille To discover the event venue on live through the city of Marseille Webcam !

Racing Venue

The marina is in a U-shape, with ramps leading into the water on all sides with rough dimensions of 200m by 100m and then a serpentine breakwall to get to the sea.  There is room for as many boats as will attend and the entire area is surrounded by a high metal fence for security.  There are parking and trailer/camper facilities inside the venue. U_shaped_venue1 Here is how you will be able to launch. launching_ramps_Marseilles2 There are buildings, showers, toilets, wifi, tie downs anchors, hoses, and many more facilities for sailors in the venue.

Sailing Locations

There is a huge bay for up to 6 racecourses.  The shipping traffic goes on the other side of the Islands, so will not be a problem.  If we decide to do a long distance race, there are many interesting geographical features to use in the course. marseilles_overview3 Above, you can see the Marseille center is around the corner from where we are racing.  All the ferries along with other commercial vessels go outside the bank of islands that separate the two bays.  It’s about a 20 minute drive to the town center from the regatta venue. Below, see in greater detail where we will be racing from and where the host club is.  The host club has a beautiful bar and deck, so will be a great place for us to take VIP’s and sponsors after the days racing. Marseilles_Sailing_Area4 Almost the entire harbour is bordered by beaches from our boat park all the way to the host club.  On nice weekends, there can be 50,000 locals who come to the beach to hang out. Marseilles_beachfront5   Marseilles_Theatre_Style6 3 options are circled for the Theatre Style Racecourse areas.  Each of them is fine as for the three wind directions, though obviously we’re hoping it’s not offshore. What differentiates the three options is how many people they could accomodate to watch. A) is best viewed from a wide public walkway on the side of a busy street.  It’s elevated, so would be a fantastic view of the racing for any spectotors we can attract.  It could probably fit 500-1000 spectators. B) is right outside the breakwall from the the boat park.  Spectators can sit on a grassy hill with (hopefully) a big screen TV and watch the racing live.  This would be a very convenient and modest way to have our finals.  It would be easy to set up a spectator area and have the medal ceremony with the crowd after the finals, boats could even sail straight to the beach after racing as it’s only a short haul to our boat park.  This area could probably accomodate about 3000 fans/visitors comfortably. C) This is a very large area.  The T breakwall that justs out into the bay is about 100 wide and 300m long.  If we can secure big sponsors who want to put up grandstands and make a huge event of this, the location is very good.  Otherwise it will be too big for us to fill.  This area could probably accomodate about 20,000 people to watch. Below is the breakwall for area C T_area_for_viewing7 And the view the spectators would have looking at the water. C_course_viewer_angle8

Living and Eating

Here is a link to the club’s accommodation recommendations.  There are a number of hotels, apartments for rent in the suburb.  Only a 5 minute walk from the venue is one complex with a hotel that would be perfect for sailors.  That hotel has weekly rates that are quite good and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 person room options. In between the accomodation area and the sailing venue are about 20 restaurants with food from all over the world.  This should be a really nice socializing area for all sailors in the evenings, as it’s based around a pedestrian walkway.

The Club

The host club, Yachting Club De La Pointe Rouge, has a wonderful restaurant, bar and patio.  For any sailors planning on bringing their sponsors to the event, there will be a great venue for looking after them.  Here are some pictures of the facilities. Host_Club_Restaurant_and_Bar9 Host_club_patio10