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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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On a hot and windy day in Kiel, the Australian Phillips brothers tore up the track to be leading the world-class 49er fleet after day one of the Olympic classes….

The Australians love their warm weather, and Will and Sam Phillips were hot to trot as they won their first two heats of qualifying to be leading the 82-boat 49er fleet after day one of Olympic competition.

Twice the Aussie brothers pounced on the race leader, first on young, up-and-coming Kiwis Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie, next on the top Spanish team of Diego Botin and Iago Marra. In their third race of the afternoon, the Phillips scored a creditable fifth place to find themselves in the overall lead at the end of a perfect day’s sailing on Kiel Fjord. Will’s strategy for the day sounded simple enough, but was probably easier said than done: “The wind was offshore and shifty, so we’re trying not to worry about anyone else, we just try to find our own path around the course.”

Mihovil and Sime Fantela (CRO) heading up the first beat.

With the 49ers split into three flights for qualifying, yellow, red and blue, the top teams aren’t yet racing each other directly. On the other side of the draw from the Phillips’ domination of yellow group, 2008 Olympic Champion Jonas Warrer with Jakob Precht Jensen got the best from blue group, with scores of 2, 10, 1 placing the Danes second overall. Red group winners were Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros of France who hold third overall, one place in front of America’s Cup winners and Olympic Champions Pete Burling and Blair Tuke from New Zealand. 

The Swedes hold the top two places in the 49erFX fleet ahead of third-placed reigning World Champions, Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz of the Netherlands. Vilma Bobeck and Malin Tengström are about to contest the 49erFX Junior World Championships in Norway yet are proving they are world class performers at the senior level, currently leading in Kiel ahead of their team mates Klara Wester and Rebecca Netzler. As if that wasn’t enough Swedish dominance, Julia Gross and Hanna Klinga are in fifth place overall after a windy first day on the water. 

Sweden’s top Laser Radial sailor is also having a good opening at Kiel, Josefin Olsson holding the top spot ahead of training partner, Tuula Tenkanen from Finland with Japan’s Manami Doi a point back in third overall. In the Men’s Laser, Great Britain’s Daniel Whiteley has scored two third places to be leading overall, with Germany’s Nico Naujock and Ukraine’s Valeriy Kudryshov in second and third respectively. 

The Finn fleet, the Men’s heavyweight dinghy, sees Czech sailor Ondrej Teply holding the early advantage in front of Germany’s Max Kohlhoff tied for second with Australia’s Jake Lilley. However, family bragging rights around the Kohlhoff dinner table this evening will go to Max’s brother Paul, who with Alica Stuhlemmer is leading the Nacra 17 fleet after a full-foiling day for the high-speed catamarans. The young German crew hold top spot ahead of recent winners of the Hempel Sailing World Cup in Marseille, Italy’s ever-reliable Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari. In third place are top Danish team Lin Cenholt and CP Lübeck, tied on points with the Rio 2016 bronze medallist, Austria’s Thomas Zajac crewed by Barbara Matz. 

With another day of sunshine and good breeze on the forecast, the Olympic competitors can’t quite believe their luck. Win or lose, the 125th edition of this famous regatta is set to live long in the memory. 

Kieler Woche, which takes place from 22 to 30 June, divides into two halves. The first half focuses on the international classes and is mostly about keen amateur sailors competing against each other. The second half shifts its gaze to the Olympic events. Across the whole nine days, Kieler Woche hosts more than 4,000 sailors from 60 nations, competing in more than 1,900 sailing boats.

For full 49er and Nacra 17 coverage including scores, videos, and photos head to our event page.

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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NOTICE TO COACHES

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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Registration

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.

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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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