Congratulations on your choice of the 49er and 49erFX. Welcome to the worldwide group of 9er sailors.
The 49er has a noble lineage from the skiffs of Sydney Harbour. Skiffs enjoyed their first official regatta in 1827 and have raced continuously ever since. Elsewhere in the world skiffs have been increasingly seen, as the regatta circuit has expanded to Europe and the USA, and also via television coverage.
49er owners are democratically organised into the International 49er Class Association. Please read through the International 49er Class Association consitution for specific details.
INTERNATIONAL 49ER CLASS RULES
The 2012 International 49er Class rules are available for download HERE in PDF format. Amended 16 November 2012
49erFX CLASS RULES
The 2013 49erFX Class rules are available for download HERE in PDF format. Amended 16 November 2012