Bobeck and Netzler win their first FX World Championship

Vilma Bobeck and Rebecca Netzler (SWE) were the class of the FX fleet all week. Upon winning their first World Championship they were swamped at the launch ramp by their training partners and competitors congratulating them on a dominating job. “We didn’t even really know, we weren’t looking at the scores,” said Bobeck. “We just […]

Lambriex and van de Werken win third straight World Championship

Pending protests, Bart Lambriex with Floris van de Werken have sailed brilliantly on the final day to secure their thrid straight world title without even needing to race the medal race. On the final day of gold fleet racing, the Dutch duo scored a 1, 1, 3, dominating an extremely talented fleet of the world’s […]

Lambriex – van de Werken and Botin – Trittel Locked in Battle for Lead

The battle between leaders Botin with Trittel (ESP) and Lambriex with van de Werken (NED) is on! After twelve 49er races, the Spanish and Dutch protagonists find themselves just 0.2 points apart at the top of the standings. The teams are locked on the leaderboard and locked on the water too, finishing within two place […]

Gold fleet cut off a harsh moment in 49er racing

Day 3 marks the end of qualifying, with the top 25 teams from 9 races making the gold fleet in 49er. The fleet of 83 boats gets whittled dramatically. Sixteen countries make up the 25 spots in gold fleet in 49er. The 25 place cutoff is harsh, and always a battle to get into. Fifteen […]

19 nations fight in FX Gold Fleet

The fight for FX qualification is at a boil heading into gold fleet racing. There are 10 nation spots plus a spot for France available at the 2023 World Championship, and 19 nations make up the top 25 teams that remain in the hunt as we head to gold fleet racing. Credit: Sailing Energy / […]

Bobeck and Netzler (SWE) have the touch in the rough

Three bullets on day two, making it four in a row, put Vilma Bobeck and Rebecca Netzler firmly in first place. The 2022 Worlds silver medalists were faster than the rest ‘by far’ and didn’t make any mistakes to pull into the lead. Hear us chat with the pair as they exit the water below. […]

Aiming at the threepeat – Lambriex and van de Werken launch into the lead

Bart Lambriex and Floris van de Werken (NED) are back in form, shifting into first place overall in very tough conditions. The pair were second in the first race of day two, and then won the remaining two races, rising to the occasion as the breeze built to the edge of sailability. If the understated […]

America Starts Best – Snow + Agnese in lead – three in top 12

Nevin Snow and Mac Agnese (USA) won two of their three qualifying races to share the overall lead as their American teammates are also each in the top twelve, setting up the USA well for Olympic Qualifying. Snow is the US college sailor of the year and has had flashes of brilliance in the 49er […]

Six winners from six races to kickstart Worlds

Plenty of teams showed up on day 1 of the 2023 Sailing World Championship, and three teams sit atop the leaderboard on three points. Belgians Isaura Maenhaut with Anouk Geurts capped a day starting with two seconds with a win for a dream start to their Paris 2024 Qualification campaign. The pair were very young […]