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21. - 29.09.2013 / Marseille, France

2013 World Championships

Complete Event Video

49er Results
49erFX Results
Notice Board
Event Overview

Final Results GOLD fleet (Top 22)

After Medal races.

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

Final results

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Day 5 Overall All fleets Results

AFTER protests and promotions

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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

AFTER protests and promotions.

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Day 5 Silver Fleet Results

AFTER protests

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Qualifying Race Results

From split fleet qualifying.

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Back to overview

Diary of a novice (or almost) – Day 5
World Championships 49er and 49er FX 2013 Marseille

“Shake, some seriousness please!  It’s 20 minutes we try to make this picture. Come on, 1, 2 , 3 … but wait , where Eliane? ”

It is 10:40 on the 4th day of the race of the World Championships 49er and 49erFX waterskiing Stadium Roucas Blanc.  All volunteers and organizational staff were given an appointment at 10am for the family photo.  We laugh and we heckling like schoolboys while Pierik, the official photographer of the event, presses the shutter of his camera . ” Cheeeeeese ! ” The moment, everyone returned to the post pronto . The wind seems less finicky than ever, and the sports program looks loaded with more than 20 races to start on threecourses for the 150 participating teams, divided into six fleets.  The parking lot, between staff and competitors, it looks like an anthill that impressed me. Everyone is working on their tasks, the faces are concentrated, specific actions , techniques and concise conversations.

But where  does this professionalism come from while it is still 10 am, it felt output class to Disneyland ? What about these super- effective volunteers ?

“The passion , simply. ” Smilingly replied under his breath Jean -Pierre, a member of the race committee . Same answer Nathalie and Jean -Luc , respectively quality controller in the Var and teacher of EPS in Charente- Maritime, who took days off to perform their duties during this high – level competition.  With the other jury members, they go on the water, followed closely by their assistants setting the buoys and signing in of arrival / departure line … all volunteers.

Once at sea, they are in constant contact with the “Race Committee” which records the results and ensures that the information be provided to the participants to the ground.  A strategic mission, provided with Olympic calm and phlegmatic humor Marc ( computer consultant ) and Danielle (retired), who has the burden to edit rankings as and when the race.  By late afternoon , when the activity increases with the return of the fleet to land, they are joined by another Marc, professional trainer , which connects after a day from 7 am to math or geography . Tonight , because of 16 protests filed by competitors them , they will have to wait until past 10 pm to update the results

Meanwhile, Fanny, volunteer looking for a job , is wherever you need her: Monday- registration of participants , Tuesday to putting up posters, and now she plays the phone board by calling all leisure centers Marseille to invite them to come and enjoy the entertainment this weekend. Bernard , responsible fishing ducks, would also like to see a little more small Marseilles participate, not just those big kids that are racers , he jokes .

At the bar, Christian (also took a week off to Paoli- Calmette Hospital where he works) and Jean- arie seem to have done it all their lives. “I volunteer since I met Christian (Tommasini , the charismatic president of YCPR) , ie forever. Looking for friendship, so when you love … “. And indeed, with a time range of about 10 hours per day – the village is open to the public from 10 to 19 – they do not count their hours.

Christian Tommasini precisely President for 15 years of YCPR , here’s an example that illustrates the passionate commitment demonstrated by everyone I meet since the beginning of this week.  A Shipbroker, he devotes nearly three-quarters of his free time to his favorite club, he recognizes serve as COO more than President “volunteer .” This is perhaps his locomotive of these volunteers far from the cliché of retired salesman raffle tickets .

We are interrupted by Fred driving the press boat, which returns to land after the embedded reporters and photographers for the last race of the day. When I learn that a civilian, he works in finance , I can not help but giggle, imagining in suit and tie, his face stripped white tan lines left by his sunglasses .

I then find the PC running, Marc , my main source of information for the articles, which in the electric atmosphere of a late afternoon in the semifinals of the world championships shows me the results: the Frenchman Dyen Christidis is 4th overall, followed by Delpech and Ortoli , 7th.  But following a protest which disqualify Danish Warrer and Lang, they move up to the 2nd and 6th place! While the girls and Stayaert Boussard are placed second in 49er FX!

I remember that the quality engineer and teammate , school teacher “in real life”, had also told me earlier in the week that they dreamed of sailing full-time , and not just their spare time”…

That makes me want to know more now.  Tomorrow I’ll go a little deeper into what makes these runners run, and which ones are able to make a living .

With 25 knots of wind under the peak of the day, which paradoxically may nail down exactly fleet becalmed as of yesterday, may I have some time to collect their testimonies .

In the meantime , come see us at the swimming stadium ( or follow live on the Internet ), there is the show!


Lire le journal de bord des jours précédents :

Lundi : “Journal de bord d’une novice (ou presque)”
Mardi : “Et c’est parti pour le show !”
Mercredi : “Derrière le rideau”
Jeudi : “La guerre des nerfs” 

Daily Highlights

2013 Worlds

Daily Shows

2013 Worlds

The 2013 World - Full Highlights

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


49erFX F-Series Fleet assignment for Day 6

Last day assignment including Medal Races


Sailing Instructions

Uploaded Sept 19, 2013


Theatre Style Racing Umpire Document

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Notice of Race


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.


Sailor Logistics #2


Sailor Logistics


Coach Boats are available from Port Tack Charter

Amendment 1

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Amendment 2

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Amendment 3

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Amendment 4

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Amendment 5

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Amendment 6

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Amendment 7

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Amendment 8

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Amendment 9

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Amendment 9 annex

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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.


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.


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.


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