Irish Sailing has a small sailing team which is punching above it’s weight these days. In Olympic sailing, among the small sailing nations, there are two types of initial approaches:…Read More
In a somewhat steady 6-8 knot north-easterly breeze, James Peters and Fynn Sterritt (GBR) started in a tough lane, in a race where 7 of the 10 teams could win; pulled…Read More
With 35 Olympic medallists and numerous World Champions racing at World Cup Series Enoshima, familiar rivalries have resumed in Japan on the waters of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.…Read More
Events held on Olympic waters are often strong indicators on what to expect at the Olympic Games. Following the London 2012 test event in 2011, 17 medalists went on to clinch…Read More
I Just Want to Beat the Boys! ”I just want to get out there and beat the boys,” said Vilma Bobeck (SWE). That was her mood this morning as leader…Read More
Daniel NYBORG - Sebastian WRIGHT OLSEN - DEN 277 Today was another fierce test for the 49erFX and 49er Gold fleets which were first up on the schedule. With the…Read More
A Flex and a Wink After three breezy races to end qualifying, the fleet headed back to the base. Daniel Nybork and Sebastian Olsen (DEN) sailed brilliantly with a 2,…Read More
Maybe it is the calm before the storm… Day2 at the Youth Worlds: Once again the wind behaved like a spoiled child so the 49erFX and the Nacra17 couldn’t compete.…Read More
Key figures and information of the championships first day 99 Teams - 198 Sailors 28 Countries 6 Continents Irregular gusty wind between 3 and 20 knots in the morning Sea…Read More
Picturesque, idyllic, charming – Risør is a heritage preserved wooden town in the south of Norway. Positioned just behind a narrow archipelago it is close to sailing arenas, either inshore or just offshore in the Skagerak ocean.
With its steady sea breeze it typically offers great sailing conditions where sailors have to show the full range of their capabilities as light winds in the morning builds to challenging in the afternoon.
With a proud seafaring history as one of the largest Norwegian harbours for wooden sailing ships, it still has sailing as part of the city identity.
We have based the 2019 championship in the town square and surrounding area and aim to create an intimate arrangement where sailors are an integral part of citylife and access to shops is easy and convenient.
For the last two years Risør has been host city for M32 regattas and we are now looking forward to seeing the full force of 49ers, 49FX and Nacras on our fjords.