49er/49erFX Worlds – Final Day, Clearwater, Florida

FIRST FX TITLE FOR SPAIN, FOURTH FOR THE KILLER KIWIS by Andy Rice   Tamara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos emerged from a snakes and ladders final day in Clearwater, Florida, to win the 49erFX World Championships, while Peter Burling and Blair Tuke cruised to their fourth consecutive victory in the 49er World Championships.   49erFX […]

Sweden and Spain make plain sailing of tough conditions

by Andy Rice Tamara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos leapt to the top of the leaderboard after another dominant performance off Clearwater Beach on the penultimate day of competition at the 49er and 49erFX World Championships. The Spanish team looked totally at home in the moderate to strong breezes and the rough shallow waters of the […]

Day 4, Double Domination by the Kiwis

New Zealand sailing fans have reason to be doubly happy at the end of day four of the 49er and 49erFX World Championships, with Kiwi teams topping the table in both men’s and women’s divisions.   The 2013 49erFX World Champions, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech, look to have rediscovered their world-beating form in recent […]

Kiwis and Danes draw first blood in Clearwater

Clearwater, Florida. The grey morning sky introduced day one of the 49er and 49er FX 2016 World Championships. Even though the previous 2015 Worlds in Buenos Aires, Argentina was contested less than three months ago, the athletes are approaching this event with as much anticipation and earnest effort as ever before.   With the day […]

49er showdown in Clearwater for the 2016 World Championships

Will Peter Burling and Blair Tuke ever lose… like ever? Will they run the table to the games, will they win in Rio, will they keep on winning and take the America’s Cup too? In sailing winning streaks are uncommon, to the point it’s not clear if the preceding sentence could ever have been contemplated […]

Podium Race for 49erFX Clearwater Worlds

Women’s Skiff racing is in its infancy. With the exception of a few ambitious women who jumped into 18 footers or raced 49er against the men, this past four years is the first large scale movement of women into full trapeze skiffs. The impact of having so many talented sailors try something new all at […]