Norway wins in 49erFX, France wins 49er

Norway Næss and Ronningen win in 49erFX skiff and France Rual and Amoros win 49er skiff 2023 European Championship! 49erFX – Second title a long time coming for Næss and Ronningen Five years after winning their first 49erFX European title, Norwegians Helene Næss and Marie Ronningen have done it again. Silver goes to Jana Germani […]

Norway move to the top in close FX battle

Norway edges past Italy in the 49erFX Gold Fleet, while New Zealand closes in on the Austrians at the top of the 49er standings… 49ers: Narrow escape for the French A gold fleet race win for Isaac McHardie and Will McKenzie has lifted the New Zealanders to second overall in the 49er Europeans. Finally the […]

Infallible Italians lead into Gold Fleet

49erFX: Infallible Italians Jana Germani and Giorgia Bertuzzi of Italy stayed firmly atop the leaderboard keeping all their races in the top five. For many FX sailors who started the event slow, it was the last chance to advance up the leaderboard and into the Gold fleet. The harsh reality of these events is the […]

McKiwis take early 49er lead

49ers: McHardie and McKenzie, the McKiwis ‘luck’ their way into the lead With three qualifying races completed for the 91-strong 49er Men’s fleet across three groups, two Austrian teams find themselves in second and third overall. Just a point off the lead are Keanu Prettner and Jakob Flachberger and two points them are fellow Austrians […]

Italians keen to grab the golden Games ticket

Two races completed for two 49erFX groups in qualifying, and one race apiece for the three qualifying groups in the 49er Men… 49erFX: Italians keen to grab the golden Games ticket They say it’s unlucky to win the warm-up regatta but Jana Germani and Giorgia Bertuzzi dismissed that theory as superstitious mumbo jumbo. The Italian […]

Double 9er Victory for Germany

The Germans won both the 49er and 49er FX fleets on the final day of the Forward WIP 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships in Austria, while Italy foiled to victory in the Nacra 17 catamaran fleet. Although the 49erFX leaderboard stayed fairly steady, the four races per fleet on the final day generated […]

Norway closes in on Germany

Day 5 of the Forward WIP 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships was the windiest yet, but only for a short while as the conditions changed wildly across Lake Attersee. 49erFX: Two points gap between Germany and Norway In the first race of the afternoon, Willemijn Offerman and Elise Ruyter of the Netherlands took […]

Austrians bounce back from illness

Day 4 of the Forward WIP 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships was frustrating for many, but a very successful day for one of the local Austrian teams, 49er sailors Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl. A few days ago Hussl was so ill he was unable to keep any food down and had to […]

Kiel confidence works FX wonders for the Germans

Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke moved further ahead in the 49erFX standings after a stunningly consistent performance on day 3 of the Forward WIP 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships in Austria.  Recently selected to represent Germany at next year’s Olympic Games, Lutz and Beucke’s victory at Kiel Week seems to have unleashed a […]

A Day for Sharing Lockdown Stories

Lack of wind on Lake Attersee meant no racing for day two of the Forward WIP 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships in Austria.  Olympic sailors, in fact sailors of any breed, know that waiting for the wind comes with the territory. At least this time it offers an opportunity for this global family […]