Norway wins in 49erFX, France wins 49er

Norway Næss and Ronningen win in 49erFX skiff and France Rual and Amoros win 49er skiff 2023 European Championship! 49erFX – Second title a long time coming for Næss and Ronningen Five years after winning their first 49erFX European title, Norwegians Helene Næss and Marie Ronningen have done it again. Silver goes to Jana Germani […]

Norway move to the top in close FX battle

Norway edges past Italy in the 49erFX Gold Fleet, while New Zealand closes in on the Austrians at the top of the 49er standings… 49ers: Narrow escape for the French A gold fleet race win for Isaac McHardie and Will McKenzie has lifted the New Zealanders to second overall in the 49er Europeans. Finally the […]

Instant Analysis from Gold Fleet Racing Day 4 of the Europeans

It’s been a long wait for all the sailors as light winds dominate the day. For a replay of day, where the Gold fleet was racing,  here’s the youtube livestream. Finally, racing begins at 3:45pm, 2 hours after fleets took to the water. We’d been waiting for the wind to shift to the right as […]

Infallible Italians lead into Gold Fleet

49erFX: Infallible Italians Jana Germani and Giorgia Bertuzzi of Italy stayed firmly atop the leaderboard keeping all their races in the top five. For many FX sailors who started the event slow, it was the last chance to advance up the leaderboard and into the Gold fleet. The harsh reality of these events is the […]

McKiwis take early 49er lead

49ers: McHardie and McKenzie, the McKiwis ‘luck’ their way into the lead With three qualifying races completed for the 91-strong 49er Men’s fleet across three groups, two Austrian teams find themselves in second and third overall. Just a point off the lead are Keanu Prettner and Jakob Flachberger and two points them are fellow Austrians […]

Italians keen to grab the golden Games ticket

Two races completed for two 49erFX groups in qualifying, and one race apiece for the three qualifying groups in the 49er Men… 49erFX: Italians keen to grab the golden Games ticket They say it’s unlucky to win the warm-up regatta but Jana Germani and Giorgia Bertuzzi dismissed that theory as superstitious mumbo jumbo. The Italian […]

European Championship – How to follow the race

We have officially kicked off the 2023 Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal!  Last night, we had around 400 sailors of 34 nationalities, nearly 100 coaches and numerous organisers and supporters gathered at the Vilamoura Marina for the opening ceremony. Today, the racing started at 12:00 UTC, with 2 fleets for […]

It’s a wrap: Test event for the European championships

In the lead-up to the European Championships, which also serves as an Olympic qualification event starting on November 8th, the PROW GROUP European Warm UP 2.0 Regatta recently took place from October 26th to 29th in the charming setting of Vilamoura. This regatta wasn’t just practice; it was a showcase of talent and fierce competition. […]

49er, FX, and Nacra 17 Europeans to Vilamoura, Portugal in 2023

The 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Classes have agreed with Vilamoura Sailing who will host the European Championship in October of 2023. This championship will be a critical one in the lead up to Paris 2024 and will likely be the European continental qualifier for the games. Additionally, many nations will use this championship as […]