Fan Turned Up For Final Day In Hyères

From ISAF 49erFX Last on the race track on the final day, the 49erFX provided a blockbuster conclusion. Big breeze and big waves tested the 49erFX sailors and there were some thrills, spills and close shaves in a testing race. One point split overnight leaders Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) and Denmark’s Ida Marie […]

Big Moves Shift Fleet to Set Up Final Day Live Broadcast

With big fleets and lots of racing on day 4 there was much shifting in the standings of both the 49er and 49erFX fleets.  The Final Day race will be live broadcast on youtube and you can watch the action from the 49er Hyeres page  Racing starts at 11 am local time. Setting Up a Great […]

Which 49er Teams Have a Shot at Racing in the Finals of Hyeres

After 3 days of racing the 49ers have completed 9 races and have 3 races scheduled for the last day.  Only the top 10 will to qualify for the Final, so lets take a look at who’s got a shot.  Here are the results to have a look through. Amazingly, Burling and Tuke already have a […]

Day 2 In Hyeres With Big Fleets

From ISAF 49er and 49erFX Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Olsen (DEN) solidified their spot at the top of the 49erFX leaderboard. The Danes 6-1-6 scorelines sees them atop of the pack on 17 points. Tamara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos (ESP) follow on 32 points with Jena Hansen and Katja Salskov-Iversen (DEN) third on 35 […]

I Find This Photo Odd: Challenge Gold Is Trying to Blue Steel Their Way Into Zoolander 2

zoolander 2 watch out, here's a better blue steel

Borrowing from our friends in other sports, IFTPO is a new series of blog posts discussing observations from some of our favourite photos in the Olympic scene. Racing sailboats can be intense, as intense as any day on a catwalk you might say!  Challenge Gold’s Victoria Jurczok gives us her best ‘Blue Steel‘ on the racecourse.  With both […]

Prize Money, Live Broadcasting, Big Fleets, and Tricky Wind to Start Hyeres

Christophe Launay Photo

The racing got under way in Hyeres today for the second major event of 2015, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres.  The 49er fleet, 40 boats strong, was up first and started in extremely light conditions.  In fact, conditions were so light that five of the best sailing teams in the world could not finish the […]