Top 49er and 49erFX Teams Tested in the Palma Theatre

The theatre style finish to the World Cup of Sailing in Palma produced spectacular racing.  There was a 10 knot breeze and modest chop to start the day that built to 18 knots by the last races of the 49er fleet.  The schedule called for 4 theatre races for the top 8 49erFX teams followed […]

Gold Fleets Battle for Inclusion in the Theatre Final

Another classic Palma day greeted the 49er sailors to finish out the gold fleet.  There was a slight delay as the sea breeze built before the fleets got their full schedule of racing in wind that built to 14 knots and then slowly decreased through the rest of the day. The 49erFX fleet point spread […]

Big Gold Fleets and Great Conditions in Palma

Today was the first day of gold fleet racing at the World Cup of sailing in Palma.  The 49erFX fleet was sent afloat first and had to work through some unsteadiness as the wind moved left 120 degrees in the first hour.  Once things stabilized, the breeze built and the fleet got in 3 races […]

Picture Perfect Conditions Challenge the 49er class on Day 2 in Palma

Day 2 of the Sailing World Cup – Palma delivered absolutely glorious conditions for the sailors.  Building breeze, bright sun, challenging waves and plenty of racing. The day was a milestone for the 49erFX fleet, as it marks the largest ever single race to date with 35 boats on a single start line.  The build […]

Injury Report – Germany’s Meyer/Stoffers forced to Withdraw from Injury

The 49erFX class has seen it’s numbers decrease by one today.  One of the German squad, Leionie Meyers and Elana Stoffer, have had to retire from the event.  The two are clearly heartbroken to have to retire before even getting a chance to sail. Elana appears to have strained a ligament in her knee this morning […]

2013 Palma World Cup Starting with a Blow

The 2013 Palma World Cup is about to begin.  Conditions were perfect today for the practice race, but the forecast does not look so idyllic for the start of racing tomorrow.  A system is expected to roll though with gusts to 30 knots and large waves, along with a healthy dose of rain. Ahead of […]

2013 Palma Preview for 49er and 49erFX

The 2013 Palma World Cup regatta is the real kick off of the Rio quadrennial for Olympic Sailing.  The 10 events are set, Olympians are most back from any post London breaks, and a large fleet has assembled in Palma to place a marker down for the next 4 years. In the 49er class we […]