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December 3 - 8, 2019

2019 World Championships

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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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Day 2 Highlights

Todays racing demanded heavy weather skills as the north easterly on the outer course of Risor offered heavy seas and strength up to 25 knots changeable both in strength and direction. It was at times too much for some, but being a World Championship regatta this type of condition is a fair test to be mastered.

The young Swedes, Wilma Brobeck and Malin Tengstrom who impressed everyone who really impressed in the light during the recent European championship, showed that they also mastered the heavier stuff. With a 5th, a 2nd and a 1st. they hold a comfortable lead over Willemijn Offerman and Elise Ryuter, NED and Australians Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot and are the defending Junior World Champions.

Jackson Keon and Scott McKenzie had a rough day today and dropped to 10th over all, while the older brother McKenzie, William assumed an impressive lead with his partner Isaac McHardie after two firsts and a second.

They excelled in the demanding condition and at halfway point in the series look set for a medal, quite possibly gold.

Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubile, ranked 15th in the Word, continues to dominate the Nacra17 class. The team is part of the young and upcoming Italian Nacra17 team and have already competed in many major events, such as previous World Cup Series events, the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, Nacra 17 European Championship and the Auckland 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships. In Risør they are the only Italian team and have accumulated a small lead over the Danish team of Natacha Violet Saouma-Pedersen and Mathias Bruun Borreskov.

The regatta continues tomorrow with the Nacra17 sailing to be moved to the city course, just in front of the main quay. Their racing starts at 1400.

Results, photos, video and more can be found on the regatta website.

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.

APP

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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