The 49er and Nacra 17 Classes are excited to announce Gdynia, Poland as the venue for the 2018 European Championship. Up to 400 of the world’s best sailors will compete…Read More
Day 1 The light, unsettled breezes on the Bay of Palma presented a really testing opening day at the 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. With a maximum eight race courses…Read More
Palma is Back There has been so much disruption over the past few years to the sailing calendar. World Cups were restricted, the Sailing World Cup Final was added, sites…Read More
As many as 400 of the world’s best sailors will descend on Auckland, New Zealand, next year for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships. The event, which will…Read More
Supporting Skiff Sailors and Cat Sailors on the Road to Tokyo 2020 The International 49er Class and International Nacra 17 Class are delighted to announce their partnership with renowned sailing…Read More
World Sailing announced today that it has put up for review the events represented by the 470 M/W, Finn, and RSX M/W. By choosing not to review the other 5…Read More
We are pleased to announce two new events for 2018 which should suit our sailors plans nicely. Nice UltiMED The First Event is a big one, the Nice UltiMED. This…Read More
World Sailing announced the meeting minutes of the Events Committee today with regard to event review for Paris 2024. The Events Committee recommendation is to put up for review the…Read More
The 2018 Miami World Series is over for all but the top 10’s as racing on day 4 was deemed impossible due to high winds. The top 10 49er, 49erFX,…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.