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30 July - 4 August / Kiel, Germany

2017 Europeans

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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.

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Fog, Light Winds Kill First Two Days of World Championship

Porto, Portugal (29 August 2017) – They’re some of the fastest sailors ever to pull on a sheet, and while many of the 80 men’s and 57 women’s Olympic skiff sailing teams arrived here weeks ago to practice for the most important event on the calendar, the only challenge they’ve faced during the first two days of the 2017 49er/FX World Championships has been boredom.

“We’ve had some really frustrating conditions here, not just with unstable and patchy air, but also with seriously thick fog,” said Principal Race Officer David Campbell-James.  “We worked hard to try to set courses yesterday but it was just never possible.”  While the coast remains light under the influence of a light-air pressure bubble, just a few miles offshore the famous Portugese Trades came on strong on Tuesday, with 20 knots of Northerly breeze tantalizingly close to Porto – and coming no closer. “We may get something to play with later this afternoon, but it appears we may have to wait another day before we see any quality racing.”

If the fleet loses Tuesday, the Worlds schedule will be compressed, with the Qualifying rounds extended into Thursday. Gold fleet will also extend to have four races on Friday and then racing Saturday morning. The Theatre Style final will be reduced by removing the petit final, leaving only the top 10 boats to compete in the Final on Saturday afternoon.

Campbell-James is optimistic for good conditions at the end of the week.  “With Porto opening up the new Ocean Terminal and inner harbor to the 49er fleet, we’ve got a ten-story viewing platform looking directly down on the race course,” explained Campbell-James.  “With the wind likely to come in by then, it could be the best medal racing we’ve ever had in the Class,” he added.

Qualifying will begin tomorrow and continue on to Thursday, with gold/silver rounds and Medal Racing to follow on Friday and Saturday.

Watch a full interview with David Campbell-James from earlier today at this link: https://www.facebook.com/49ersailing/videos/10156599012449972/

Watch an interview with Rio Bronze medalist, Thomas Ploessel, from this afternoon, where he discusses his revolutionary new tension gauge, and much more: https://www.facebook.com/49ersailing/videos/10156599978314972/

Watch an interview with Spaniard turned Brazilian, Carlos Robles, who now sails with Marco Grael: https://www.facebook.com/49ersailing/videos/10156599874834972/

Against All Odds

For the first time ever, sporting fans can wager on the outcome of the 49er World Championship **.  If you think you know who’s got that special sauce, you can put your money where your mouth is via these links:

Men’s 49er odds and betting

Women’s FX odds and betting

Global sites (if the above links don’t work in your region)

World Championship Links:

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) 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’re ready for action, the real fun begins on Thursday, when you can watch live stream racing action from the water, complete with professional commentary, aerial and onboard cameras, 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!

Day 4 – 11:00 am qualifying – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWiuJ4Kzj_Q

Day 5 – 11:00 am gold fleet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCyasoRGiX0

Day 6 – 10:00 am gold fleet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=198yf9ew0Ak

Day 6 – 14:30 Finals            – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFQX5fDIrpg

– Get to know the personalities behind the circuit; back stories, interesting tales, and what really motivates these world-class racers.  Hosted by longtime sailing journalist and online personality Alan “Mr. Clean” Block, we’ll cover the future stars, the seasoned vets, and give you a preview of what’s ahead for the day. Live on Facebook and Youtube from 1100UTC.

– 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

** Betting is provided by a completely independent online broker and their affiliates, and we are providing publicly available information about betting solely for informational purposes.  Competitors, Race Officials, and support staff are prohibited from betting on their events by World Sailing Regulation 37, and the International 49er and FX Classes neither participates in, promotes, or supports online betting in any way.

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 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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Registration

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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Location

 

KIEL-SCHILKSEE HARBOR

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.

WHAT TO DO IN KIEL AND IN THE SURROUNDINGS DURING THE EUROPEANS?

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

KIEL BAY

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.

RACING AREA AND CONDITIONS

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)


 

Accommodation

 

PLEASE TAKE AN ACCOMMODATION RESERVATION BY YOURSELF

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

CAMPING SITE
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

CAMPING SITE GRÖHNWOHLD
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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