France claims first ever 49er world title and Dutch reclaim FX crown

Erwan Fischer and Clement Pequin (FRA) won France’s first ever 49er world title on the final day of the 49er and 49erFX World Championships in Lanzarote. Odile van Aanholt and Annette Duetz (NED) reclaimed the 49erFX world title for The Netherlands. The final day brought lighter breezes but still sufficient for twin trapezing up and […]

French on the brink of 49er history

Day 5 of the 49er and 49erFX World Championships brought the windiest and waviest conditions so far in Lanzarote. With the breeze gusting between 15 and 19 knots from the north-west, today would be the toughest physical challenge yet. The Gold Fleet departed Marina Rubicon for three hard races on the huge Atlantic swell. PORT […]

Day 5 Live updates and clips

It is breeze on for the day 5 of the 49er World Championship. First up are three races for the 49er followed by three races for the FX.   In race 1, we caught a great bit of action on a busy top mark. Later we saw the Swiss team of Seb Schneiter with de […]

Fischer and Pequin in pole position for Paris 2024

Day 4 of the Worlds was the first day of Gold Fleet Racing, when the top 25 teams went head to head for the first time in three intense races. There were so many dimensions to today’s race course – big wind shifts, gusts and lulls, all played out on a three-dimensional playing field of […]

Tears of Relief and Regret at Skiff Worlds

It was a day of mixed and extreme emotions in the boat park this afternoon after the fleet came ashore at the end of a vital third day of Qualifying at the 49er and 49erFX World Championships in Lanzarote. For some this was perhaps the hardest day they will ever experience in their Olympic sailing […]

A Good Headache for the French

The French Tricolor was flying strongly on day two of the 49er and 49erFX World Championships in Lanzarote. On each side of the Yellow and Blue Qualifying Groups in the 49er, two different French teams put in some world-beating performances. For the French selectors trying to work who to send to their home Games, Paris […]

China jumps to early FX lead. USA fly in the 49ers

Xiaoyu Hu and Mengyuan Shan have taken a surprise early lead in the women’s skiff competition on day one of the 49er and 49erFX World Championships in Lanzarote. With the 51-boat FX fleet divided into Yellow and Blue qualifying groups for the first three days, the groups headed off towards two separate race courses. Few […]

Breezy, Shifting Northerlies could challenge the Favourites

The sailors at the 49er and 49erFX World Championships know the waters of Lanzarote better than almost any other. It has become the training ground of choice for many of the teams from around the world. On the eve of six days of competition, the 126 teams from 36 nations are looking at a forecast […]

Rundown on the 2024 Skiff Worlds

The 2024 49er and 49erFX World Championships officially kick off in the beautiful and windy Lanzarote, Canary islands. Excitement is through the roof for this event! Whether you’re a devoted fan, a friend, a supportive family member, or a keen member of the press, here’s your comprehensive guide to this prestigious regatta and how to […]

1 day on the water with the FX European Champions – Helene & Marie (NOR)

We’re in Lanzarote, getting ready for the big World Championships in March, and guess what? Most teams are here too, getting in some serious training. Join us on the water with Helene and Marie, the European Champions from Norway. FX European Champions training video: Don’t miss out on the excitement! Join us on our […]