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July 3-7, 2019 / Risor, Norway

2019 Junior World Championship

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December’s 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships are expected to dish up some spectacular racing and fans are invited to venture to Auckland to experience some of the action.

As many as 400 sailors are expected to compete at the world championships at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club from November 29-December 8.

Most of the top teams will be competing, given world titles and Olympic qualification are on the line, and many countries will also be using it as an Olympic selection event. Olympic champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be looking to win their fifth world title and first since returning to the class after a two-year break and the Nacra 17 fleet will be looking to knock Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti off their perch after the Italians dominated the class in 2018.

There will be spectator boats for anyone wanting to get close to the racing while big screens will also be operating at the fanzone at the event venue.

“We have spent so many hours training on the Waitemata Harbour over the last 10 years, so to have a world championship here is super-exciting,” Tuke said. “We are really looking forward to welcoming the world and giving Kiwis an upclose look at Olympic sailing at the highest level.”

Situated only 10 minutes drive from the heart of Auckland’s central business district, this new marine precinct will become the event village. This will include the boatpark, yacht club, competitors’ hub, and fanzone for supporters from around the world and local audiences.

After a day on the water, in no time at all you can be lazing on the white sands of Mission Bay indulging in ice cream or fish & chips, cycling your way along Tamaki Drive – a picturesque waterfront promenade – dining in one of Auckland’s many food precincts or relaxing back at your accommodation.

Auckland is a sophisticated international city, with a world-class food and beverage industry as well as the other exciting attributes which make up a thriving and diverse city.

December is a good time to explore Auckland beyond the boat park, with a host of sights and activities including many on the Hauraki Gulf itself like the Auckland Whale and Dolphin SafariAmerica’s Cup yacht experience or the Maritime Musuem.

Some might like to discover a little more of what New Zealand has to offer before or after the world championships with a trip to somewhere like the Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Fiordland or Northland.

See here for more on Auckland or here to help you with some ideas or visit here for information on New Zealand.

The notice of race for the world championships has been released and entries will open soon.

Austrian FX sailors tell us about their training in Auckland

 

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.

 

Facts:

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

 

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

Teams and coaches must register for the event in the Manage2Sail system  

Notice of Race

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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              
1055                   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.