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Jan 6-11, 2015 - Perth

2015 Oceania Championship

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This is the first ever 49er & 49erFX Oceania Championship, and the event forms part of the Continental 49er Circuit going forward.  Perth hosted the world in 2011 and 2015 is another great chance to sail these fantastic waters.  

The Oceania Championship is the second of two events for sailors to compete in.  There are around 25 to 30 49ers and hopefully around 15 FX’s. This is not counting international teams. International teams are very welcome to take advantage of the great sailing/training/living conditions.

With the Australian Championships (28th Dec – 3rd Jan) and Oceania regatta we have 2 very good regattas for teams to be involved in and we are really excited to be hosting these events.

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Saturday, February 19, 2022.- The final of the second edition of the Lanzarote International Regatta begins with the 49er fleet, going out to a racecourse with almost no wave that seemed to make them a bow, with winds blowing between 14 and 18 knots. After three races with the Papagayo beaches as a backdrop, the Spanish flag stood out in the men’s fleet.

This flag is the one shared by Cantabrian Diego Botín and Catalan Florian Trittel, who are competing together for the first time in the Canary Islands, making their debut with this victory in Lanzarote, although both also won with their former partners a year ago on the island. “We made our debut as a team and we have fulfilled with the result, but we have a lot of work ahead of us, this has only just begun towards Paris 2024,” said the Catalan sailor. In the words of his teammate, “we chose Lanzarote to prepare for Tokyo 2020, and it was a great discovery, it is an incredible place to train in winter,” added Botín.

Silver was regained by the German pair formed by Jakob Meggendorfer and Andreas Spranger, after losing it to the Canary Islander based in Mallorca, Elías Aretz, and his Mallorcan partner, Albert Torres, who compete for the Real Club Náutico de Palma. The Spanish duo has lost positions in these last races but has managed to stay in the top 10. “A pleasure to sail in the Canary Islands, a luxury to sail with heat and wind, and with the best teams in the world,” said the Canarian sailor. For his teammate, “we are happy and eager to work and improve”, said Torres. For the Germans, “Lanzarote is an incredible location, although the competition was tough”.

On Saturday, the Spanish flag also stood out, the one from Andrés Barrio, sailor of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, who competes with Alicante’s Antonio Torrado, who have achieved a seventh place, after putting on a show with a third place in the first race and a second place in the following race. “Competing in the Canary Islands, my home, is a privilege, but it also helps to measure ourselves against all the sailors,” expressed the Gran Canarian sailor. The local favorite couple congratulates the race committee, since the conditions have been very complicated, but they have taken out quite a few races. “It has been a very complete regatta with a high level, very important for the season,” said the Valencian sailor, who says he feels “at home in this wonderful place”.

From the 49erFX field, Brazilians Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze emerged victorious, invincible after their first victory in the first race, 3 victories in total out of the 10 races sailed, plus a fourth place in the medal race. Although the Finns, Ronja Grönblom and Veera Hokka, followed closely behind, even taking second place in the medal race and the overall classification. Third place went to Norway, represented by Helene NÆSS and Marie RØNNINGEN. “Lanzarote is a very special place for us, we were there last year during the pandemic, and we have done very good training in this paradise,” Kunze said. For Marine Grael, “these regattas are very good to put our training into practice”.

Representing Spain, Maria Cantero from the Canary Islands and Patricia Suarez from Galicia fought to stay in the top 10, finishing sixth after the medal race: “We are very happy to have been able to spend the winter season here in Lanzarote and that the regatta continues to be held every year, today we had onshore wind conditions, very gusty and unstable, being able to look out was the key to the regatta,” explained the sailor from Gran Canaria. 

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Lanzarote International Regatta 2022. First regatta for International Olympic Classes in 2022, organised by Marina Rubicon. 19 February, 2022 ©Sailing Energy / LANZAROTE INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2022
Lanzarote International Regatta 2022. First regatta for International Olympic Classes in 2022, organised by Marina Rubicon. 19 February, 2022 ©Sailing Energy / LANZAROTE INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2022

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This event is for 29ers, 49ers and FX. Come to Perth, Western Australia to enjoy flat water, great breezes and beautiful weather. Enjoy the hospitality of the locals and bring in the new year at a great regatta.

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2015 Oceania Regatta NOR

This event is open to 49er and FX. This event will be held on the beautiful Swan River at one of Western Australia's premiere yachting clubs. The sailing conditions on the river are fantastic and the club provides an excellent venue to race and train from. Escape the winter cold of Europe and get quality training and racing in sunny Western Australia!

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Key points to note-

  • Perth is hosting the Youth Nationals this season which finishes on the 10th.  By having our closing day on the 11th, we can promote the medal race and final races to all the youth sailors to come and watch.  The club has a great viewing area to watch racing and is quite a natural theatre. The club on Sunday’s has live music and usually around 300 people attend for the day with great food, drinks and atmosphere. We believe having our medal race on the Sunday and presentations will provide great promotion for our class and racing. Should be a great atmosphere and if the youth sailors support the event there could be at least 500 people to watch the medal race.
  • We are looking to make sure we have a good social calendar as well. We want to attract as many overseas sailors as we can and want to make it worthwhile for them to come all this way. We want them to have great sailing but also a great time away from home. Mindful that their major focus is racing but we want them to feel welcome and enjoy our hospitality.
  • In terms of participation, there should be around 25 to 30 49ers and hopefully around 15 FX’s. This is not counting international teams. We are very keen to have lots of different international teams competing and believe we offer great sailing/training/living conditions. With the Australian Championships (28th Dec – 3rd Jan) and Oceania regatta there are 2 very good regattas for teams to be involved in and make it worth their while to make the trip.