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28 August - 1 Septmeber, 2018 / Marseille, France

2018 U23 Junior World Championships

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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 is an event headlined by the giant trimarans  typically used for round the world racing. These huge Tri’s with some of the worlds best offshore sailors will do some shorter offshore races with other feature classes added as shore-side entertainment. The 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 have been invited along with three newish foiling classes, the Onefly, Easy to Fly, and Diam 24 OD.

The drivers behind UltiMED is the Amaury Sport Organization, who are most famous for running the Tour de France annual cycling race, but also run other events like the Dakar Raley and Paris Marathon. “This is a huge sports event company and we’re thrilled to be teaming up with them”, said class president, Marcus Spillane.

The UltiMED also serves a secondary purpose, as it runs back to back with the Hyeres World Cup. The World Cup circuit has limited participation limits under this new concept, so some teams will not be able to race. This will give another racing opportunity in the South Coast of France for campaigners looking to make a trip to Europe.

As for the show, it should be fantastic. Each fleet will have 4 days of racing plus a medal race. Each fleet should also be on the live TV course at least once during the week, in front of large crowds and hopefully giving their sponsors some extra exposure outside of the normal sailing channels.

For details on the 49er and 49erFX portions of the regatta, see the event page.

For details on the Nacra 17 portions of the regatta, see the event page.

Vilamoura Grand Prix

For those following along with your favorite teams this winter, you’ll probably have noticed a huge congregation of sailors in Vilamoura, Portugal. With it’s temperate conditions through the winter and progressive attitude to putting sailors first, the 49er and Nacra 17 classes are thrilled to announce we’ve teamed up for a Grand Prix regatta in late 2018. From December 13th to 16th, 2018 we’ll run a four day regatta and suspect many top and developing teams will add the event to their winter plans in order to get some easy and useful extra racing.

Merry Christmas 2017

Posted by Vilamoura SAILING on Saturday, 23 December 2017

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Teams and coaches must register for the event in the Manage2Sail system AND Pay for their entry through the class payment portal.

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Updated Jan 17 with new opening ceremony date

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SI Amendment 3

Schedule Day 4

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The 49er and 49erFX return to Marseille for the first time since the 2013 World Championships. Site of the 2024 Olympic sailing in the Paris Olympics, these U23 sailors and future stars of Olympic sailing will get and early preview of their ultimate goal.

In 2018, the Olympic series are back in Marseille from August 26 to September 1 with 3 World Youth Championships: 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17. The best crews will have a glimpse of Paris 2024.

The events will take place from the Stade Nautique du Roucas Blanc, 6 promenade Georges Pompidou 13008 Marseille. 

Key information 

  • When: from Sunday, August 26th to Saturday, September 1st
  • Where: At the nautical stadium of Roucas Blanc
  • What: The 23-year-old world championships for 3 Olympic series: the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17.
  • How: 5 days regatta, 2 rounds of races

Ambitions 

  • Quality of services and organization
  • Conviviality in welcoming runners, visitors and coaches
  • Sport and competitiveness on the water

Useful information

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