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While the New Zealanders slid down the rankings in a light wind race today, the Poles head into the Medal Race with the slimmest of advantages….

Lukas Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski go into Sunday’s 49er Medal Race with a 1-point lead over New Zealand’s Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn. In a double-points format, that means the Poles’ pole position is for bragging rights only.  Whoever beats who will win. Well, actually, nine out of the ten teams who will contest the Medal Race still have a shot at the gold medal, even the ninth-placed reigning World Champions from Croatia, Šime and Mihovil Fantela. 

It was another hot day on the Kieler Fjord, with temperatures in northern Germany touching 30 degrees. But the breeze never really materialised. The one 49er gold fleet race took place in just six or seven knots of wind after which any further attempts to complete the gold fleet series was abandoned.

At the start line, the fight for the pin end was fierce. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke had to bail out in the last few seconds, and were obliged to take a 360 degree penalty for infringing another boat. By the time they were up and running, the Olympic Champions were close to last in the 28-boat fleet, yet somehow by the windward mark they had already found some magical corridor to move them up to 9th. In the next five minutes, though, it all fell apart for the Kiwis on the first slow-motion run as they tumbled back to 22nd, from where they could only recover to 15th by the finish. This drops the usually invincible New Zealanders to fifth overall, although still only 10 points off the lead. Will and Sam Phillips of Australia sit in third overall while James Peters and Fynn Sterritt of Great Britain have climbed to fourth place, in a single-point sandwich between the Aussies and Burling/Tuke.

Winners of the race were Kévin Fischer and Yann Jauvin which lifted the French to 12th overall, but still 10 points off qualifying for the Medal Race.

There were a couple of high-profile UFD disqualifications for those teams who started too early in the 49erFX fleet, including the reigning World Champions from the Netherlands Annemieke Bekkering and Annette Duetz who scrape into the Medal Race in 10th place. Yellow jersey holders, Victoria Jurczok and Annika Lorenz also picked up a UFD but the Germans can drop that from their score and go into the Medal Race with a six-point edge over another Dutch crew, Willemijn Offermann and Elise de Ruijter, who finished second in today’s race behind Sweden’s Julia Gross and Hanna Klinga.

Spain’s Tara Pacheco and Florian Trittel won the last Gold Fleet race of the Nacra 17 fleet but it’s Austria’s Thomas Zajac and Barbara Matz who go into the Medal Race with a three-point advantage. The Austrians are steeling themselves for a four-way fight for gold with Denmark, Germany and Italy. Zajac says the key to success today was ignoring the rest of the fleet and sailing their own race. “You could go chasing wind or trying to protect against the other boats, but it was better to sail with what you had and stick to your own strategy. It was tricky in those conditions knowing whether to try to foil downwind or not. Sometimes it worked, sometimes you just sailed extra distance for no gain.” Tomorrow’s forecast is for more breeze, so foiling should be a no-brainer for the high-speed multihulls. 

For results, photos, videos and more head to the 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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Entry is a 2 step process.

  1. use our manage2sail registration system to enter your racing information.
  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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Updated Sept 12, 2019 with updated meeting times, and corrected Sept 29 cut off date for early entry fee.

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International Shipping Partner

Oceanbridge Shipping are the logistics experts when it comes to major yachting events in New Zealand. Having been in business for more than 37 years they have helped tens of thousands of competitors with all the logistics that goes with competing in regattas around the world.

From the 2016 youth sailing world championships and 2019 Tornado world championships in Auckland to the 2011 Optimist world championships in Napier, they have taken care of shipping for both competitors and regatta organisers. They are the main sponsors of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, which is this country’s premier Olympic and youth classes event, and also a major sponsor and supporter of Yachting New Zealand and other sporting events.

Oceanbridge will have a dedicated team to assist sailors competing in this year’s 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Auckland and can assist with international shipping, customs clearance, border security and trucking. Oceanbridge will have staff on the ground at the event to supervise unpacking and packing and will also handle general queries about shipping to make life easy for visiting sailors and teams. If you wish to ship your boats onward to Melbourne for the next regatta, or return home, they can help with it all.

Their dedicated Marine Team are passionate about boats, international sailors and shipping and best contact is:
Nigel  |  nigelb@oceanbridge.co.nz  |  +64 9 489 6070 (bus.)  |  +64 21 909 703

Where to stay

There is a range of accommodation close to the venue to suit all tastes and budgets. Popular choices are university summer accommodation, Air BnB and hotels or motels. Auckland city centre has approximately 11,125 accommodation rooms available from 5-star international hotels to budget-friendly lodges. There are a number of apartments available to rent and Auckland city centre has more than 2000 motel rooms.

We highly recommend considering university summer accommodation at AUT which should be available from approximately November 20.  See Wellesley Apartments. Use the event code 49erNacra when booking online. These 5-bedroom apartments are available for approx. NZ$51 (or 30 Euro) per night per bedroom . The rate will include the following:

  • Bedding, linen and towels
  • 5 bedroom Apartment with 2 bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area
  • Communal areas on the ground floor, 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in the Apartments
  • Towel change 2 x weekly (every 3-4 days)
  • Linen change 1 x weekly (if staying more than 7 days)

Group Bookings should enquire via: shortstays@clv.co.nz quoting the event code 49erNacra also to receive the appropriate rate.

 

Summer Stays is a public service provided by the University of Auckland offering large scale, cost effective accommodation in the heart of Auckland over the New Zealand summer. Vacated student king-single rooms with shared bathrooms are available to 49er attendees. Special rate of $70 per night (or approx. 40 Euro) including breakfast with a minimum of 7 nights stay and full payment at the time of booking is required. Use the booking code, 49ER19.

  • WiFi included
  • Bedding, linen and towels
  • Laundry facility at an additional cost
  • Reception manned 8am – 8pm
  • Lounge room with bi-folding doors opening onto a large deck with a barbecue
  • Two large study areas
  • Music room
  • Communal lounge area and basic kitchenette on each floor that is the centre of the two wings
  • Basketball court available just opposite the building

    Bookings should be sent through to summerstays@auckland.ac.nz or call 09 923 5678

 

If you want to rent a house Brendan at Goodwins is the best to contact, as he has many houses for Americas Cup of which some are available during the Worlds.

 

For any other assistance with accommodation, please contact regatta secretary Jude Eades (Auck49erNacraWorlds@gmail.com).

 

 

For early enquiries please contact: Jude Eades – Regatta Secretary Auck49erNacraWorlds@gmail.com

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