David Campbell James Announces Retirement From Olympic Race Management

The 2024 Nacra World Championship and 49er European Championship will mark the end of an era in Olympic sailing, as David Campbell James (GBR), the Principle Race Officer for the 49er Class for over 20 years, retires. He was a trailblazer; reforming how Olympic sailing was managed on the water to blend new forces in […]

Wrap up of the Last Chance Regatta

Heavy rain had fallen all day on the south coast of France but there was no dampening the enthusiasm of the lucky few who knew they had done enough to qualify a place for their country at the Olympics. 49er skiff LCR Men’s skiff teams from Germany, Belgium and Brazil went into Friday’s 49er medal race on almost equal points. With a 1,2,3 finish in the […]

Consistency eludes many top contenders today at 53 Trofeo Princesa Sofía

The light sea-breeze condition on the Bay Of Palma today proved especially testing for the giant fleet at the 53 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca by Iberostar and even many of the event leaders struggled to record consistently top finishes as the winds moved around in direction and pressure over the fourth day of racing. Italy’s […]

Ian Barrows and Hans Henken Qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics in US Trials

Ian Barrows and Hans Henken thrive in torturous qualification process to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Over 7 days of racing and 19 races, the regatta played out primarily among the three elite 49er teams that have extensive experience. Ian Barrows and Hans Henken Qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics: The top three 49er […]

Dutch are Dominant while Croatians and Kiwis find their Form

Mihovil Fantella of Croatia bolted the port wing back onto his 49er early this morning after a starting line crash in Tuesday’s last race wrecked his boat, sails and rig. After some late night epoxy work and hours of rigging they hammered out a 1, 10, 2 today which dropped them in a group of […]

“LEVANTE” wind kicks up breeze in Vilamoura

Day 3, the “LEVANTE” wind kicked in today Vilamoura, champagne sailing conditions. The9er’s had a full blast today. In the FX fleet the Danish team Johanne Isaksen SCHMIDT /Andrea SCHMIDT scored 2bullets (once again) and now counting with a 3rd as their worst score, these girls are fastand furious. The Swedish Vilma BOBECK / Rebecca […]

Double Dutch

The 2021 49er and 49erFX titles are going to the Netherlands. Yes, both of them! Mussana, OMAN – Odile van Aanholt and Elise de Ruyter (NED) won the 49erFX world title, while countrymen  Bart Lambriex and Floris van der Werken took matching golds in the 49er fleet. Both teams are new pairings since this summer, […]