49er/49erFX Worlds – Final Day, Clearwater, Florida

FIRST FX TITLE FOR SPAIN, FOURTH FOR THE KILLER KIWIS by Andy Rice   Tamara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos emerged from a snakes and ladders final day in Clearwater, Florida, to win the 49erFX World Championships, while Peter Burling and Blair Tuke cruised to their fourth consecutive victory in the 49er World Championships.   49erFX […]

Sweden and Spain make plain sailing of tough conditions

by Andy Rice Tamara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos leapt to the top of the leaderboard after another dominant performance off Clearwater Beach on the penultimate day of competition at the 49er and 49erFX World Championships. The Spanish team looked totally at home in the moderate to strong breezes and the rough shallow waters of the […]

Day 4, Double Domination by the Kiwis

New Zealand sailing fans have reason to be doubly happy at the end of day four of the 49er and 49erFX World Championships, with Kiwi teams topping the table in both men’s and women’s divisions.   The 2013 49erFX World Champions, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech, look to have rediscovered their world-beating form in recent […]

Third Day’s A Charm

Clearwater, FL. Day three of the 2016 World Championships in Clearwater, FL kicked off with a sunny, 4-8 knot variance giving everyone a sigh of relief and readiness. A beautifully clear Floridian day means: the Worlds has really begun! 49er The fleet rigged up and got after it early launching to make a 10am start. […]

Smashing Conditions for 49erFX

By Katy Nastro Clearwater, FL. Day two of the 2016 World Championships appeared sunny, with a chance of another windy day. The FX girls were proposed to go out at 11 am, but were held for a bit on shore due to that same old windy/wave sea state that sent the boys packing the day before. FX And […]

Kiwis and Danes draw first blood in Clearwater

Clearwater, Florida. The grey morning sky introduced day one of the 49er and 49er FX 2016 World Championships. Even though the previous 2015 Worlds in Buenos Aires, Argentina was contested less than three months ago, the athletes are approaching this event with as much anticipation and earnest effort as ever before.   With the day […]

49er showdown in Clearwater for the 2016 World Championships

Will Peter Burling and Blair Tuke ever lose… like ever? Will they run the table to the games, will they win in Rio, will they keep on winning and take the America’s Cup too? In sailing winning streaks are uncommon, to the point it’s not clear if the preceding sentence could ever have been contemplated […]

Podium Race for 49erFX Clearwater Worlds

Women’s Skiff racing is in its infancy. With the exception of a few ambitious women who jumped into 18 footers or raced 49er against the men, this past four years is the first large scale movement of women into full trapeze skiffs. The impact of having so many talented sailors try something new all at […]

2016 World Championship Overview

The 2016 World Championship for the Nacra 17, 49er, and 49erFX all of which are in their final World Championship before Rio 2016.  This combined double handed championship is the first time all three of the fastest Olympic boats have teamed up for a championship together. 49er – 2 men, first Olympic Sydney 2000 49erFX – […]

Miami Medal Race Live Preview

  The sun shone for the penultimate day of racing at Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella as the scene set itself for Saturday’s live Medal Races. Following a week of grey skies, the sun finally made an appearance as Paralympic racing came to a close and fleet racing across the ten Olympic fleets […]