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Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn and have won gold in Kiel Week after one of the tightest medal races ever seen in Olympic competition.

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Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn have won 49er gold at Kiel Week after finishing second in a very tight medal race. The conditions, couldn’t have been better, with weather blowing in the teens and the air temperature up in the late 20s. The weather this week has been less like Kiel, more like California. The World ranked No.1 team from Great Britain won the 49er medal race, James Peters and Fynn Sterritt sailing well to win the bronze medal, just one point behind Lukas Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski of Poland who slipped from the overall lead but still holding on for a silver medal behind the Kiwis. 

Those other Kiwis, Pete Burling and Blair Tuke, briefly moved into medal contention at the half way stage of the race when they charged into second place at the leeward gate. However, the shifting offshore breeze outfoxed the Olympic Champions who started the day in fifth, and finished the day in fifth.
 
In total, nine of the ten teams competing in the 49er Medal Race could have won the gold medal and it was one of the most exciting, uncertain races ever seen at Kieler Woche. 

Some of the other Medal Race action was also very exciting. The Austrians celebrated wildly after winning the gold medal in the Nacra 17 catamaran. Thomas Zajac and Barbara Matz went into the Medal Race wearing the yellow jersey, but with the points very tight with three other crews from Italy, Denmark and Germany. The breeze was very favoured to the right-hand side of the course and Tara Pacheco and Florian Trittel recovered from a poor start to move into the lead by the final lap and cross the finish line first. Behind the Spanish, the battle for the medals was swinging first one way, then the other.
 
Early race leaders, Paul Kohlhoff and Alica Stuhlemmer, failed to protect the right side of the course and sailed into a wind hole on the left. Things went from bad to worse for the Germans when Stuhlemmer fell overboard, Kohlhoff forced to ease sails and wait for his crew to swim and catch up again before climbing on board. That put Germany out of medal contention.
 
Meanwhile Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari were making gradual progress through the fleet and managed to climb to the silver medal, with Denmark’s Lin Cenholt and CP Lübeck grabbing the bronze. 

In a photo finish the local German team Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz won Kiel Week for the first time, taking 49erFX gold just two points ahead of Willemijn Offermann and Elise de Ruijter. The up-and-coming Dutch team sailed a brilliant regatta to take the silver medal, while Denmark’s Anne-Julie Schütt and Iben Nielsby sailed a very composed Medal Race to take the winner’s gun and claim the bronze medal.

The 125th edition of Kiel Week has been a vintage regatta. It didn’t rain once during the nine days of competition, and some of the best sailors in the world came to do battle on the warm blue waters of the Kieler Fjord. In total, Kieler Woche has hosted more than 4,000 sailors from 60 nations, competing in more than 1,900 sailing boats.  

For all resutls, photos, video and more check out the Kiel Regatta 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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  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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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$65(or 40 Euro) per night per bedroom for a very short stay or it comes down to about NZ$51(30 Euro) for longer stays. 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

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

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