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December 3 - 8, 2019

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* either blue notes teams from nations that did not qualify for Tokyo in Aarhus. The top 4 of these nations will qualify here in Auckland. In addition, there is continental qualifying, and unused continental spots will be assigned to the next best placed team at this regatta. Full details

* either blue notes teams from nations that did not qualify for Tokyo in Aarhus. The top 6 of these nations will qualify here in Auckland. In addition, there is continental qualifying, and unused continental spots will be assigned to the next best placed team at this regatta.  Full details

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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.

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.

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ALL coaches viewing medal racing today shall be restricted to the coaches box between the buoys placed 100m to leeward of the start/finish line.

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Attachment E for Sunday 8th December

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Notice to Medal Race Competitors

These are the Quarantine areas for Medal Race Competitors.

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PLEASE NOTE CUT OFF START TIMES FOR SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER IN SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 7.2 7.2 On Sunday 8 December there will be no warning signal after 1230 for those taking part in the Final Gold Fleet Races, after 1500 for those taking part in Silver or Bronze Fleet Races and after 1700 for those taking part in Medal Races.

Amendment No. 2 to Support Team Regulations

New Regulation 7.5 added

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Final Series Start Lists

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Fleets

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Sailing Instructions

Updated December 2, 2019.

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Notice of Race

Updated November 14 with Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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Jury Policies

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Standard Penalties

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Protest Time Limits

Protest Time Limits for Sunday 8th December.

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Addendum Q

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Support Team Regulation

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Emergency Rule Change 49er - Flutter Patches

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Entry is a 2 step process.

  1. use our manage2sail registration system to enter your racing information.
    1. For new people to manage2sail, you must first create a profile, and then after your profile is complete you should enter the regatta.
  2. proceed to the payment portal to pay for your entry fee. For clarity, the fees on the payment system will change over on the dates in the NOR, so non-payment prior to those dates will mean higher entry fees.


We are pleased to let you know we have an app available for all competitors and supporters coming to Auckland to compete and for those following the regatta back home. Please download for free from the app store, 49er FX Nacra This will be continually updated as we have new information about the regatta. The regatta app will be our main communication tool with the sailors at the event so be sure to read and take notice of any push notifications.

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