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21. - 29.09.2013 / Marseille, France

2013 World Championships

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Final Results GOLD fleet (Top 22)

After Medal races.

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Final Results REPECHAGE, SILVER, BRONZE fleet (rank 23 to 97)

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Day 5 Overall All fleets Results

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Top 4 Qualification

Results after race 5, Sep 26th end of day, there was no racing on day 3, these results are for the top 40 only. The group 41-97 results are in the link below.

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Silver and Bronze Fleet Qualifying Races

Even though these numbers start at 1, they are the second group of boats and there are 40 teams placed ahead.  These results are for 41st to 97th.

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Qualification Race Results

Overall results after race 6

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Final results as of 5.30pm, Marseille

Final Results GOLD fleet (TOP 21)

After Medal races.

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Final Results SILVER fleet (rank 22 to 53)

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Day 5 Overall All fleets Results

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Day 5 Silver Fleet Results

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Qualifying Race Results

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Day 1:  Seiko 49er & 49erFX World Championships, Marseille, France

It was a very light, tricky opening day to the Seiko 49er & 49erFX World Championships in Marseille, not the kind of day where anyone could have expected a particular team to dominate the racing. But with the 97-boat men’s fleet split three ways for qualification, each flight was dominated by a double-bullet winner. Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski led a Kiwi charge in Blue Fleet, the young New Zealanders winning both heats and getting the better of their Olympic silver medal winning team mates, Pete Burling and Blair Tuke, who still got off to a solid start with scores of 4,7.

Jonas Warrer won a light-airs Olympics in China back in 2008, and put those gold-medal skills to good use today with his 2012 bronze-medal-winning crew Peter Lang, winning both their heats in Yellow Fleet. Good starting and great speed downwind placed the Danes as winners of the Magic Marine Starting Competition (green jersey) and Seiko King of the Downwind (purple jersey).

European Champions Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign were similarly dominant in Blue Fleet, the British team starting on or near the pin end of the start line on both occasions. “There was a bit of current pushing people up to the line sooner than they realised,” said Sign, “and there were a lot of black flags. We had 6 or 7 recalls and there was a bit more space on the line for the start that got away. It was about getting a good start and holding your lane into the left-hand side of the course.”

Fletcher and Sign have been working on their communication in the boat in recent weeks, but today discovered that listening to the onboard chatter of Oracle and the Kiwis competing in the America’s Cup races on TV has had more of an influence than they realised. “I smiled to myself when Alain said ‘Copy that’ during the racing,” said Fletcher, “and I found myself saying ‘Gybing in 3-2-1’.” But America’s Cup style communication certainly seems to be working for them in the Olympic skiff.

Reigning Olympic and World Champions, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, only flew out of San Francisco last week after a summer of America’s Cup sailing with Swedish challenger Artemis Racing. Marseille is the first time the Aussies have raced in the 49er since London 2012 more than a year ago. “We managed to get a few days’ training on San Francisco Bay, but nothing in less than 18 knots, so not that useful for here,” said Outteridge, who is hoping the breeze will rise to the occasion in Marseille. Some of the teams who have been training in Marseille have had to stay ashore when the infamous strong-wind Mistral has swept the Bay in recent weeks. No such Mistral problems today and, as things stand, it looks like the 49ers are in for a light airs week, which wouldn’t be the Aussie teams’ first choice of wind condition. Even so, Outteridge and Jensen still acquitted themselves well with a score line of 3,4 today, placing them 6th overall.

For qualifying, the 53-boat 49er FX fleet was divided into two groups, with the women heading out into the bay for two heats in the late afternoon. The Singapore team of Griselda Khng and Sara Tan turned a few heads today, their scores of 3,2 propelling them to the top of the leaderboard. “We are used to these light airs from home,” said Tan, a former 470 crew. “Today we got to the line early and had good acceleration out of the starts.” Khng may be new to skiff racing, but she was runner-up at the Optimist World Championship and was a podium finisher in major 420 championships. The Singapore girls were 2nd at the 49erFX Junior World Championships earlier in the season, and are now carrying their new-found skiff form nicely into the senior-level racing here in Marseille. Their speed off the line puts them as winners of the Magic Marine Starting Competition (green jersey).

There are nine nations in the top 10 and five continents in the top 15 after day one, with a number of European teams making a strong early showing behind Singapore. Fourth-place finishers at the European Championships, Danish team Jen Mai Hansen and Katia Salskov-Iversen hold 2nd overall, although their team mates – the reigning European Champions Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen – are languishing in 26th place. Having finished on the podium of every major regatta they have competed in during the 2013 season, the Danes will be looking to stop the rot and get back to their winning ways before the serious end of the week. Former 470 star Giulia Conti with Laser Radial convert Francesca Clapcich are putting in a strong showing with two 3rds placing the Italians in 3rd overall. Great Britain’s Frances Peters and Nicola Groves struggled to hold their lane next to the rapid Singaporeans, but went on to win their next heat. They are joint leaders of the Seiko Queen of the Downwind (purple jersey), along with Denmark’s Lin Ea Cenholt and Line Just.

Qualifying continues tomorrow, with the soft breezes predicted to continue for some days to come.

 

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This tab is both the official and unofficial notice board for the 2013 SEIKO 49er & 49erFX World Championships in Marseille, France.  Racing days are 24-29 Sept, 2013.  Below you can find a number of race documents and aids for the sailors. Registration for Sailors Registration for Coaches List of Teams Registered Both 49er and 49erFX are open, so anyone can sail either boat. Important : DO NOT LET ANY VALUABLE STUF IN YOUR CAR DURING YOUR STAY AT MARSEILLE (visible or in the back of your car) WHEN YOU ARE PARK OUTSIDE THE VENUE -Even if you are doing a five minutes shopping-

49er F-Series Fleet Assignment Day 6

Here is the fleet breakdown for Day 6 fleet races and finals

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49erFX F-Series Fleet assignment for Day 6

Last day assignment including Medal Races

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Sailing Instructions

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Theatre Style Racing Umpire Document

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Notice of Race

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Course Usage Plan

While regattas tend not to go exactly to plan, this is the plan should all elements of the racing occur on time as as planned.  Updated Sept 17.

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Coach Boats are available from Port Tack Charter

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2013 Worlds Championships

The 2013 49er and 49erFX World Championships are in Marseille, France, from Sept 21-29, 2013.  Marseille is the home to the French 49er teams and is ideally situated for a World Championships.

Schedule

Sept 24 – Qualifying, first start 11:00 am Sept 25 – Qualifying, first start 11:00 am Sept 26 – Qualifying for 49erFX, Qualifying Round 2 for 49er, first start 11:00 am Sept 27 – Semi Finals, first start 11:00 am Sept 28 – Semi Finals, first start 11:00 am Sept 29 – Finals – Theatre Style Racing, 12:00 (noon)

Fan Guide

For fans who want to watch sailing live in Marseille there will be live racing to view each day from Sept 24-29.  The championship course will be visible from shore.  Fans are also invited inside the venue to see the boats and sailors up close.  Join our audience each evening for the 6:00 pm evening show.

Online

GPS – There will be GPS tracking of the championship course each day.  2 of the 6 fleets daily will carry gps transmitters so fans can watch racing virtually each day on 49er.org Daily Highlights – Each night there will be a daily video highlight package. Livestream Video – We will live broadcast the racing Sept 27-29, the semi finals and finals.  Each day on 49er.org we will have live action from the championship course in both English and French. Morning and Evening Shows – We will come to you live at 9:20 am and 6:00 pm each day to review the happenings from the regatta.  Join us as we discuss the event with our top sailors.  Check out 49er.org and subscribe to our youtube page for the best in video.

Location

Stade Nautique du Roucas Blanc 6 Promenade Georges Pompidou 13008 Marseille To discover the event venue on live through the city of Marseille Webcam !

Racing Venue

The marina is in a U-shape, with ramps leading into the water on all sides with rough dimensions of 200m by 100m and then a serpentine breakwall to get to the sea.  There is room for as many boats as will attend and the entire area is surrounded by a high metal fence for security.  There are parking and trailer/camper facilities inside the venue. U_shaped_venue1 Here is how you will be able to launch. launching_ramps_Marseilles2 There are buildings, showers, toilets, wifi, tie downs anchors, hoses, and many more facilities for sailors in the venue.

Sailing Locations

There is a huge bay for up to 6 racecourses.  The shipping traffic goes on the other side of the Islands, so will not be a problem.  If we decide to do a long distance race, there are many interesting geographical features to use in the course. marseilles_overview3 Above, you can see the Marseille center is around the corner from where we are racing.  All the ferries along with other commercial vessels go outside the bank of islands that separate the two bays.  It’s about a 20 minute drive to the town center from the regatta venue. Below, see in greater detail where we will be racing from and where the host club is.  The host club has a beautiful bar and deck, so will be a great place for us to take VIP’s and sponsors after the days racing. Marseilles_Sailing_Area4 Almost the entire harbour is bordered by beaches from our boat park all the way to the host club.  On nice weekends, there can be 50,000 locals who come to the beach to hang out. Marseilles_beachfront5   Marseilles_Theatre_Style6 3 options are circled for the Theatre Style Racecourse areas.  Each of them is fine as for the three wind directions, though obviously we’re hoping it’s not offshore. What differentiates the three options is how many people they could accomodate to watch. A) is best viewed from a wide public walkway on the side of a busy street.  It’s elevated, so would be a fantastic view of the racing for any spectotors we can attract.  It could probably fit 500-1000 spectators. B) is right outside the breakwall from the the boat park.  Spectators can sit on a grassy hill with (hopefully) a big screen TV and watch the racing live.  This would be a very convenient and modest way to have our finals.  It would be easy to set up a spectator area and have the medal ceremony with the crowd after the finals, boats could even sail straight to the beach after racing as it’s only a short haul to our boat park.  This area could probably accomodate about 3000 fans/visitors comfortably. C) This is a very large area.  The T breakwall that justs out into the bay is about 100 wide and 300m long.  If we can secure big sponsors who want to put up grandstands and make a huge event of this, the location is very good.  Otherwise it will be too big for us to fill.  This area could probably accomodate about 20,000 people to watch. Below is the breakwall for area C T_area_for_viewing7 And the view the spectators would have looking at the water. C_course_viewer_angle8

Living and Eating

Here is a link to the club’s accommodation recommendations.  There are a number of hotels, apartments for rent in the suburb.  Only a 5 minute walk from the venue is one complex with a hotel that would be perfect for sailors.  That hotel has weekly rates that are quite good and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 person room options. In between the accomodation area and the sailing venue are about 20 restaurants with food from all over the world.  This should be a really nice socializing area for all sailors in the evenings, as it’s based around a pedestrian walkway.

The Club

The host club, Yachting Club De La Pointe Rouge, has a wonderful restaurant, bar and patio.  For any sailors planning on bringing their sponsors to the event, there will be a great venue for looking after them.  Here are some pictures of the facilities. Host_Club_Restaurant_and_Bar9 Host_club_patio10