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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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The 5th Portugal Grand Prix, a World Sailing Ranking event, will have in its Round 2, big
fleets in all classes.

The 49er Fleet with 30 teams from 12 countries and the FX with 20 teams from 10
countries shows how strong the 9er’s are around the world.

The NACRA 17 fleet, as moved to Vilamoura. The preparations for Paris 2024 are full on.
The past 3 months, with fabulous sailing conditions in Vilamoura have allowed the elite
of the NACRA17, to test and prepare for an intense racing reason ahead.

The Portugal Grand Prix will started on 20th February with 4 days of
intense competition. This edition is spiced up by a PRIZE MONEY of 5 000€ for the overall
winner of the event.

Vilamoura Sailing Center has reached its maximum capacity with the presence of about Four
hundred sailors who are part of the most important Olympic classes in the world.

There are 70 countries that chose Vilamoura to do their winter preparation, before
starting the European and World Championships of their respective classes.

If it is no longer new the preference for Vilamoura of the best Olympic sailing teams – classes
Nacra 17, 49er, 49er FX, 470, Ilca 4 and Ilca 6 – their stay in Portugal has never been longer. The
teams began arriving in early October and should only leave in time to compete in the
prestigious Queen Sofia Trophy in Spain, sailing 6 months in Algarve waters. Also, the number
of sailors arriving in Vilamoura has not stop growing. Now, close to 400 athletes enjoy daily the
good infrastructure of Vilamoura Marina and the logistics and support services provided by
Vilamoura Sailing.

Since 2018 Vilamoura Sailing with the presence of so many Olympic class sailors Vilamoura
Sailing decided to hold the Portugal Grand Prix regatta, a World Sailing ranking event for the
49er, 49er Fx and Nacra 17 classes.

From Sunday, February 20th and until until February 23rd, training days become competition,
with hundreds of Olympic sailors giving a showoff Vilamoura. Many of these athletes are true
icons of world sailing.

On Racecourse “C” the Nacra 17 and the 49er sailed 3 races with the wind reaching the
17knts.

The Nacra 17 top 3 is French, with Tim MOURNIAC/ Lou BERTHOMIEU leading with just1
point advantage over Margaux BILLY/ Léo MAURIN. Closing the top 3 Quentin
DELAPIERRE/ Audinet MANON.

29 teams in the 49er Class, sailed 3 races. The Belgium Yannick LEFÈBVRE/ Tom PELSMAEKERS scored a bullet in race 1 and a second place in race number 2, a 9th in the third race of the day, (discarded), allow them to secure the first position on the leaderboard of the day.

Not far behind the French sailors Erwan FISCHER/ Clement PEQUIN after 2 excellent
results in race 1 and 2, had a difficult race number 3 (23rd- discarded). Polish team
Dominik BUKSAK/ Szymon WIERZBICKI closed the top 3 of the day.

The FX with 20 team on the start line, saw a massive fight between the Swedish 77 and
Denmark 370 Vilma BOBECK / Rebecca NETZLER and Johanne Isaksen SCHMIDT / Andrea
SCHMIDT respectively. The very young Danish sailor Malthe EBDRUP sailing with the
Portuguese class veteran José COSTA managed to hold their piece and seat in3rd not far
behind the top 2 teams.

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2014-15 9er Australian Championships NOR

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.