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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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Bart Lambriex, Floris van der Werken, Rick Peacock (coach) and Arnaud Hummer (Dutch head coach).

Bart Lambriex and Floris van de Werken (NED) have secured their second straight 49er world title. The Dutch pair had a strong scoreline heading into the final race, making their lead mathematically insurmountable.

Attention in Sunday afternoon’s 10-boat medal race turned to the battle for silver and bronze. The outcome was uncertain until the end, but Diego Botin and Florian Trittel (ESP) did just enough to win silver by 2 points, with Croatian brothers Sime and Miho Fantela (CRO) grabbing the bronze in a tense fight with New Zealand and Poland.

Interview with Bart and Floris

After completing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic campaign, Lambriex went his separate ways with former crew Pim van Vugt to team up with van de Werken. They have since gone on to win the 2021 world title in Oman and now in Nova Scotia in 2022. The Dutch showed few weaknesses on St Margarets Bay, sailing incredibly consistently across a broad range of conditions.

Can they go on to be as dominant as Pete Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) who retired from 49er competition after six world titles and a gold and two silver medals at three successive Olympic Regattas? Too early to tell, and there are plenty of high quality teams breathing down their necks, not least the Spanish and Croatians who scooped the other medals in Nova Scotia.

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Drone Footage from the 2014 Event

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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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.