• en

2019 Oceania Championships

49er Results
49erFX Results
Nacra17 Results
News
Discover Auckland
Event Program
Notice Board
Photos & Video
Media
Back to overview
Eya Guezguez of Tunisia
The 49er Class is saddened by the passing of Eya Guezguez (TUN) during a training incident last week. Eya represented Tunisia at the Tokyo Olympics and will be missed by her family and community, but most of all by her sister who she was sailing with at the time of her passing.

While the 49er class does not have any direct knowledge of the incident, news reports indicate Eya was trapped beneath the boat during a capsize, and drowned before she could be brought to the surface. Conditions were tough, though she did have a coach in support on the day.

There was also another death in the 49er family last November, during the Indian nationals. In that instance, Naveen Vashist (IND), was sailing in after racing and hit his head during a capsize. Again, the 49er class has no direct knowledge of the specifics, but it sounds like Naveen was knocked out by the impact of the capsize, and then was face down in the water while the boat was upside down. He was recovered but succumbed to his injuries in hospital a few days later.

While 49er sailing is very dynamic and on the surface, these two instances are not related, we remind all sailors to try and stay clear of the boat in upset conditions, knowing that is not an easy task. Mostly we just wanted to make sure sailors are aware of the tragedy that has befallen our two friends and trust we will all keep as safe as possible on water.

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is famous for its stunning harbours and sailing culture. It is, without a doubt, a world-class racing and regatta destination.

The downtown competition venue offers quick and easy access to a vibrant city with a celebrated culinary scene, fantastic shopping, and dynamic arts and culture. As well as big city sophistication, Auckland also offers an incredible natural setting; beautiful beaches, volcanic cones, island getaways and expansive parks are never too far away.

Home to sailing champions and the highly anticipated 2021 Americas Cup, Aucklanders and New Zealander’s alike are proud of their sailing heritage. Here, the Championship will enjoy huge support from the public.

Auckland is looking forward to welcoming all athletes, teams and supporters of the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17 World Championships.

Oceania Prizegiving has been delayed to another day. New date will be announced shortly.

Protest Time Limit

Open file

Schedule for Day 3

Open file

Fleet Assignments

Day 3 - Updated 9:32 pm

Open file

Sailing Instructions

Open file

Notice of Race

Amended November 23

Open file

Support Team Regulation

Open file

To register for media accreditation for the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 Oceania and World Championships, please complete this form:

MEDIA ACCREDITATION