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30 July - 4 August / Kiel, Germany

2017 Europeans


49er Results
49erFX Results
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Event Overview

To find the Nacra 17 European Championship results, check their website.

Euros only 49er

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To find the Nacra 17 European Championship results, check their website.

Blue denotes male or mixed.

Female European Only Resutls

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Just over a year ago, during the Rio Olympic Games, four teams were tied going into the last race! The hometown heroes, Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) capped the ultimate dream finish in front of their home fans by winning a gold medal.

Rarely in sailing do we get to see such a tight finish among the best female sailors of their generation, and with so much on the line at a major event. We will get that chance again this week as the same four teams face off for the first time since Rio Games at the 2017 49erFX World Championship here in Porto, Portugal.

For all four teams it has been hectic summer. When the Volvo Ocean Race altered their crew rules giving female sailors a chance to race the ultimate offshore challenge, the teams came calling right away. Tamara Echegoyen (ESP), 4th in Rio and the 2016 49erFX World Champion was the first to get signed. She was already an Olympic Gold medalist (Match racing at the 2012 Olympics). With a perpetual smile and personality to match, it was no surprise to see MAPFRE, the Spanish entry, sign her for the race along with 49er Gold medalist and Americas Cup winner Blair Tuke (NZL). Under skipper, and one of the greatest 49er crews ever, Xabi Fernandez (ESP), MAPFRE are sure to be one of the fastest boats and arguably the favourite!

Martine Grael (BRA), Rio Gold and the 2014 49erFX World Champion, was trialing for the Volvo all summer. It didn’t take long for her to show why she’s been so highly rated as a racer, even beyond her family pedigree. With boundless energy and determination, she’ll be bringing her talents offshore to a grueling new challenge with Team AkzoNobel.

Bronze medalist from Rio, Jena Hansen (DEN), and the only member of this elite group not yet to have won a World Championship also got signed with Vestas 11th Hour Racing. Having little previous offshore experience she’ll be doing half the legs, and is sure to add hard downwind driving, speed and spirit to the program.

There were plenty of rumours that Rio silver medalists, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) would join a last minute Team New Zealand effort, but at such a late stage of organization, it seems not be on the cards.

With the Volvo fleet down in Lisbon for a break, the action is just up the road in Porto where all these talented 49erFX teams are aiming to become 2017 World Champions. These four teams from Rio have not been putting in significant time this season with most teams taking a well deserved break after the Olympics coupled with the distraction of the Volvo. No doubt though, that they will be back to their competitive best come Monday. Snapping at their heels though are ambitious challengers who have been training hard in the 49erFX this season trying to capitalize on those who took a break.

The recently crowned 2017 49erFX European Champions, Tina Lutz and Susan Beuke (GER), or their teammates and winners of the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, Vicky Jurczok and Anika Llorenz (GER) are sure to be in the mix. The new combo and Sailing World Cup Final winners Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey (GBR) could suit the usual big breeze and big seas conditions in Porto. The Dutch always have a strong squad, as do the Swedes, but potentially the most dangerous of all are three time 49erFX European Champions Ida Nielsen and Marie Olsen of Denmark, who were surely the best team not to make the Rio Olympics, and will not want to repeat that fate for Tokyo.

Join us from August 28 to September 2 to watch these female superstars do battle, and see who gets to grab the first bragging rights of the Tokyo.

Please join us every morning for the Adidas Sailing Daily Show, live on FaceBook (http://fb.com/49ersailing) from 1000UTC / 1100 local in Portugal. Please be sure to LIKE the 49er Facebook Page (49er Sailing) for the best way to be notified of new photos, videos, and live streams from the World Championship.  More centralized information including interviews, photos, results, articles and other regatta documentation is available on the Class website at http://49er.org

If you love watching live racing, the real fun begins on Thursday next, when you can watch live stream racing action from the water, complete with professional commentary, tracking, and much more.  You’ll find the live notifications via our alerts if you sign up HERE LIVE VIDEO COVERAGE SCHEDULE: – August 31 & September 1 we will cover Gold Fleet racing, with 20 boats in each fleet for the 49er and 49erFX – September 2 will see us covering the Finals. Each fleet will have 3 ‘theatre style’ races to determine the 2017 World Champions.

Live streaming on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/49erSailing)

Our live broadcast will have 1 drone camera, 2 sideline cameras, on board cameras, and a virtual tracking environment. Combined with the best fleet racing our aim is to engage you with some spectacular, world-class sailing!

– Get to know the personalities behind the circuit and all the background to these Classes. – Hosted by sailing journalist and online personality Alan Block, we’ll cover the future stars, the seasoned vets, and give you a preview of what’s ahead for the day. – Live on YouTube from 1000 UTC/ 1100 Local on the dates above – Daily photo albums will be posted on the Event Website (http://49er.org/event/2017-world-championship/) and the Class Facebook page.

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram all @49ersailing

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Day 5 Live Broadcast

Second Day of Gold Fleet

Final Day Races

Theatre Style Medal Races

Day 4 Replay

First day of Gold Fleet

49er Finals Participants

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Schedule for Final Day Update

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Inspection Process for Final Day

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Fleet Splits for Day 4 - 49erFX

Gold, Silver, Bronze

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Fleet Splits Day 4 - 49er

Gold, Silver, Bronze

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Notification 9

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Notice 8

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Notice 7

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Notice 6

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Notice 5

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Notice 4

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Change to Sailing Instructions 1

July 28

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Approved Repairs and Replacement

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Sailing Instructions

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Amendment 1 Nacra 17 NoR

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49er and 49erFX Notice of Race

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Nacra 17 Notice of Race

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Please register and pay here – and ensure both skipper and crew are class members

our request will be checked against the membership list and approved if you are a member of the class.  This will only need to be done once per year.  If you are not yet a member of the class, please sign up so that you can register for the regattas here.

Regatta Organisation

Organising Director

  • Dirk Ramhorst

Race Secretary

  • Felix Weidling


Race Committee

Principal Race Officer

  • Nathalie Peberel (FRA, PRO)


Racing Area Hotel, 49erFX:

  • Race Officer: Nathalie Peberel (FRA, PRO)
  • Local Race Officer: Stephan Giesen (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Wolfgang Jentsch (GER)

Racing Area India, 49er:

  • Race Officer: David Campbell-James (GBR)
  • Local Race Officer: Klaus Lahme (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Claudia Langenhan (GER)

Racing Area Juliett, 49er:

  • Race Officer: Luky Serrano (ESP)
  • Local Race Officer: Robert Niemczewski (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Clemens Fackeldey (GER)

Racing Area Echo, Nacra17:

  • Race Officer: John Craig (USA)
  • Local Race Officer: Stephan Uden (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Andreas Knospe (GER)


Equipment Inspection Schedule

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Inspection Form

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Weather Forecast Day 4

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Weather Forecast Day 3

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Weather Forecast Day 2

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Weather Forecast Day 1

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Harbour Plan

Download the harbour plan for the Euros with all important information where your boats and trailers can stay during the event.  

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Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Center hosted the 1972 Olympic Sailing Games. The facilities ashore are perfect for events of this dimension. Alongside sufficient space ashore, an 800 sqm sports hall for measurement and 800 berths. The Race Village will be located in the direct vicinity of the berth. In addition to a sail repair and marine shop in the harbor area, there is a boat repair at the Shipyard of Kiel Yacht Club 1.5 km north of the marina. Car and trailer parking, as well as camping facilities, are available in the harbor area close to the Race Village.


Sightseeing, shopping or just having a good summer time at the beach:
Check out the KIEL.SAILING CITY online GUIDE


The Kiel bay is known as one of the most versatile areas for sailing races in Germany. No influence of shoreline.The Kieler Yacht-Club can reflect upon a 125-year history and has always been involved in the organization of well-known sailing events.Besides the Kieler Woche, we were also able to host 2 Olympic sailing events and numerous World-, European- and Continental Championships.


Exclusive racing area:

  • flexibility in position according to conditions
  • no influence of shoreline
  • almost no current and no tide

Wind conditions:

NE 6%, E 14.9%, SE 11,6%, S 11.6%, SW 26.1%, W 15.2%, NW 9.8%, N 4.7%.

Wind force:

less than 1 knot 1.8%, 1-5.4 knots 9.8%, 5.4-10.8 knots 31.9%, 10.8-16.2 knots 29.7%, 16.2-21.6 knots 16.7%, 21.6-27 knots 9.1%, 27 knots and more 1.1%.

In average, August in Kiel offers medium wind speeds from a westerly direction and about 20 degrees Celsius with sunshine (6-8 hours per day in average).
(Source: Meeno Schrader, WetterWelt GmbH; Wetterkontor)





We are happy to help out with information. To avoid long distances between your housing and the event area please consider that the race office, boat park and camping site will be at the Schilksee Olympic Center, 24159 Kiel-Schilksee, Germany.

Camp Site during Kieler Woche 

Accommodation Contacts:

Tourist-Information Kiel
Andreas-Gayk-Str. 31, 24103 Kiel,
Phone.: +49 431 679 100, Fax: +49 431 67 910 99,
E-Mail: info@kiel-sailing-city.de, Web: www.kiel-sailing-city.de

Tourist-Information Strande
Strandstrasse 12, 24229 Strande,
Phone: +49 43 49 2 90, Fax: +49 43 49 90 99 74,
E-Mail: info@strande.de, Web: www.strande.de

Schwedeneck Touristik
Zum Kurstrand, 24229 Schwedeneck,
Phone.: (0 43 08) 3 31, Fax: (0 43 08) 12 60,
E-Mail: info@schwedeneck.de, Web: www.schwedeneck.de

A camping site for tents and caravans is available north of the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Center.
A reservation in advance is neither possible or necessary!

Contact: Witt-Wohnmobile, Mr K. Witt E-mail: witt.wohnmobile@web.de

Small houses, new and modern,  for rent at the Camping Site Grönwohld (10min drive from Kiel-Schilksee). Max. 6 Persons.
They offer a special Sailor price. Please ask for it!
95€ per night.  info@groenwohld-camping.de


Weather Forecast Day 4

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Schedule of Racing

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