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July 3-7, 2019 / Risor, Norway

2019 Junior World Championship

Final Day Highlights

49er Results
49erFX Results
Nacra17 Results
About Risor
Photos & Video
Notice Board
Event program

Final Results 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17

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Final Results 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17

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* Blue denotes male or mixed teams.

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The world’s best junior sailors (U23) in the fastest Olympic boats are taking Risør, Norway for the summer. The first week of July, sailors from all over the world come to Risør to compete for the 2019 Junior World Championship.

About Risør

The event will take place at the core of Risør center where the square and the streets along the seafront will be the arena for boat park and social gathering, so that the event can be a sailing festival for the whole city. It is exciting to add the championship to the square so the whole city can take part in the event. Although it is logistically demanding for us to achieve this, we see that linking the event to the city offers a larger dimension, and we are helping to build up the region’s desire to focus on activities in region.

Ripple effects that contribute to local value creation are a consequence of successful collaboration. We are very grateful that Aust-Agder County Council and Risør Municipality have received financial support, this shows that they see how successful events have more ripple effects than just the event itself,” says Anne Wichstrøm, who heads the event.

One of the focus areas in culture for the Agder 2020 Regional Plan is to ensure that several national and international sports events are carried out in Agder. Aust-Agder County Council is therefore pleased to support this international event, which contributes to many practitioners and their support agencies coming to the region. Participants will experience a fantastic championship in Risør, says county culture manager in Aust-Agder, Hege Solli.

The championship is a result of cooperation between Risør Sailing Association and the Royal Norwegian Sailing Association (KNS). For the past year, volunteers from both sailing associations have worked on the practicality of the championship, so when the sailors arrive, there is full focus on sailing. Together, the clubs are in full swing with the planning work for what will be the largest sailing event ever added to Risør Sailing Association and Risør town.

Risør is a sailing town and a festival and cultural municipality. It is therefore with great expectations that we look forward to this summer’s World Championship in sailing. Risør town is in many ways an ideal sailing arena, with a very special proximity between the city itself and where the voyages take place. We look forward to getting many international guests to the city and the municipality under the voyages. We are proud of our local sailing association Risør Seilforening which together with KNS takes on the big promise such a championship is. The municipality supports the World Championship in many areas and we of course hope for good summer weather and fresh wind, says Mayor of Risør, Per Kristian Lunden.

In addition to this, KNS and Risør Seilforening are pleased that Agder Energi also joined the team and will be the main sponsor of the event.

We at Agder Energi have an important and meaningful assignment; We provide clean energy for society to function, now and for the future. Sailing is in itself a symbol of sustainable and renewable energy, which makes collaboration natural. We are impressed by the enormous volunteer effort that will be used to host a world sailing championship in our region. Together with our subsidiaries LOS and Entelios, we look forward to raising talented participants who compete for who can utilize the renewable energy best, says Unni Farestveit, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications in Agder Energi.

FACTS – JUNIOR World Cup Sailing 2019

It must be competed in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 classes for sailors under the age of 23. These are Olympic class boats, and the Junior World Championship is a regatta for upcoming Olympic sailors. Some may make the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Norwegian sailors: It is expected about a hundred boats with sailors from all over the world and great participation from, among other things, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and other countries in Europe. From Norway you count on boats in all classes. Risør brothers Thomas and Mats Mathisen who sail 49er will also be watching the starting line during the championship.

Press: If you have any questions, please contact the event manager, Anne Wichstrøm at anne.wichstrom@gmail.com or 971 85 440.

Parking in Risør

You can park free at Risørhallen (https://goo.gl/maps/c4ypFMEBSbdYPpQS8) or at Tjenna (https://goo.gl/maps/7ePXeMuRHg5f8G4fA) for NOK 40,- for full day.

In centrum you can only park for 2 hours. Follow the parking signs. You can use coins, credit cards and the app Easypark or Risør parking at appstore  or google play 


Picturesque, idyllic, charming – Risør is a heritage preserved wooden town in the south of Norway. Positioned just behind a narrow archipelago it is close to sailing arenas, either inshore or just offshore in the Skagerak ocean.

With its steady sea breeze it typically offers great sailing conditions where sailors have to show the full range of their capabilities as light winds in the morning builds to challenging in the afternoon.

With a proud seafaring history as one of the largest Norwegian harbours for wooden sailing ships, it still has sailing as part of the city identity.

We have based the 2019 championship in the town square and surrounding area and aim to create an intimate arrangement where sailors are an integral part of citylife and access to shops is easy and convenient.

For the last two years Risør has been host city for M32 regattas and we are now looking forward to seeing the full force of 49ers, 49FX and Nacras on our fjords.


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When: Monday, July 1st to Sunday, July 7th

Where: Risør Torv, 4950 Risør

What: Under 23 Junior World Championship for 3 Olympic classes: 49er, 49FX and Nacra 17

How: 5 days racing

Event email: jwcrisor@kns.no

Event phone: +47 971 85 440 (Anne Wichstrøm)

Accomadation list

In this document you will find accomandation, contact jwcrisor@kns.no for booking

Accomadation list

Useful Information

In this document you will find information about how to get to Risør, where to stay and other useful information.

How to get to Risør and where to stay

Early arrival

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Highlights Day 5

Day 4 Highlgihts

Highlights Day 2

Highlights Day 1

Team may be required to pay a fine if they transgress an administrative item of the regatta rules.

Pay your fines using this link.

For invitation and information of custom see your page at manage2sail


Protest Times

Hearing Schedule

Results of Protests

Notice of Race

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Sailing instructions

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Amendment to Sailing instructions #2

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Course information Day 5

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Amendment to Sailing instructions #3

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The Championship schedule will be as follows;  

Monday 1 July             
1000 – 1800       Race Office Open and Registration

Tuesday 2 July            
0900 – 1400       Registration
1000                   Competitors meeting
1355                   Practice Races
1800                  Opening Ceremony

Wednesday 3 July      
1055                   Qualifying Races / Single Series Races

Thursday 4 July           
1055                   Qualifying Races / Single Series Races

Friday 5 July                
1055                   Qualifying Races / Single Series Races
1900                   Class BBQ on Finnøya Island

Saturday 6 July            
1055                   Fleet Races / Single Series Races

Sunday 7 July              
0955                   Fleet Races / Single Series Races  

Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony as soon as possible after the Fleet Races On Sunday 7 July therewill be no warning signal after 1600.  

Information to media/photographers:

  • Do you want to join our press boat? Contact Christian Ruscetta: Tel: +47 928 32 338