SEIKO Development Program on the Junior World Championship 2015

Coach: Francisco Andrade This program has an important role in young sailors that have recently started to sail the 49er and 49erFX and also for sailors that don´t have a coach.  Each year Seiko allows the 49er class to hire top talent to assist and coach teams and coaches that request for help. For 2015 […]

Junior World Champions from Spain and Denmark

Day 4  of the 49er Junior World Championship was a two stage affair.  The morning had two normal races for all fleets, followed by the afternoon where the top 10 from each fleet raced three Theatre Races to complete the championship. Aarhus delivered another day of westerly unstable winds from 8-12 knots, a fitting continuation of […]

Spanish Sharp in Shifty Day 3

Monday June 30, 2014 After two days of shifty winds, the fleet reported the most challenging day yet in Aarhus.  Both race committees did their best to move away from shore, but it was not enough to mollify the breeze completely.  It was left to the best U24 skiff sailors in the world to see […]

Another Blustery Day – The Spanish Armada Handled It

Sunday June 29, 2014 – Aarhus, Denmark Day 2 of the Championship was similar to day 1, with 10 knots of breeze and offshore, shifty conditions keeping the sailors on their toes.  The key hurdle for the 49er fleet was gold fleet qualification, as the field of 44 will be narrowed to 25 at days […]

Blustery Day 1 – A Great Start to a Championship

A rainy calm greeted the sailor this morning as they arrived for Day 1 of the 2014 Seiko 49er & 49erFX Junior World Championship.  Coaches and Race Officers were apprehensive as to whether there would be racing, but Denmark delivered and a full complement was races was held on schedule. The conditions were offshore, 6-12 […]