Riga, Latvia 12th June, 2017 - Adidas Sailing - Marine Clothing, Apparel, Accessories and footwear manufacturer, has entered into a partnership agreement with the International 49er and International Nacra 17…Read More
The 2017 America's Cup is the first real racing we've seen since 2007. After a deed of gifts Cup and then a learning to foil cup, 2017 has brought great…Read More
Kieler Woche, where “Wurst, Bier, und Kälte” meet Olympic sailing, is fast approaching its 135th anniversary. The 49er racing will be held June 21-25 out of the Olympic Sailing Center…Read More
It was a shootout in both the Men's and Women's Skiff with the leading competitors narrowly split. After a morning postponement, Medal Races kicked off on the Dune racing area…Read More
The World Cup Final kicked off in Santander, Spain today (6 June) with sailors aiming to put some 'keepers' on the board. It's a common phrase in sailing, you cannot…Read More
The World Cup Series Final in Santander, Spain will see a familiar rivalry renewed when racing commences on Tuesday 6 June. Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists Martine Grael and Kahena…Read More
The historic port city of Santander lies along the northern coast of Spain in the Cantabria region, and will be host to the 2017 Sailing World Cup Final June 4-11.…Read More
1. Group training in Manly, Australia by @brady_I_sailcoach 2. Ghost sailing by @katyamatrioshka via @matrioshkasailing 3. Time to fix the hair on Lake Garda, Italy by @lorenaabicht 4. Drone shot…Read More
Finishing top 10 at two of the biggest international 49er regattas of 2017, Dominik Buksak and Szymon Wierzbicki are a Polish team on the rise. They placed 8th in Palma…Read More
The test event, formerly known as the pre-Olympics, is a test for the organization more so than the sailors. However, many federations and teams take the event very seriously and there has been reasonable correlation between pre-Olympic performance and Olympic performance historically.
Only 1 team may enter from any nation, so the intra-squad competition has been tight for many competitors. Further, many squads will bring complete support staff to the event to give everyone a full warm up to the Olympics.
Both the 49er and 49erFX regattas will be tightly fought, though last year was a disapointment wind wise and organizationally as the best winds were in the early morning hours and the organization was not flexible enough to conduct the racing then. The 49erFX raced only 2 days of 4 while the 49er raced 3 days of 4, though one of the days there was only 1 race which is always a good indicator of poor racing conditions.
Much of the focus for the worlds press will be on the pollution in the water of Gunabara bay, but the sailors, like always will be looking at the wind, current, and possibly trash, but certainly their competitors.