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Under perfect conditions the Nacra 17 fleet raced up and down the season front of Risor to a cheering crowd. The leading Italians struggled today, with a capsize and a breakdown, but each time they got rolling again to chase a decent scoreline. In front of a boisterous crowd that numbered over 1000 spectators they pulled off a perfect foiling gybe to seal a win in the third race of the day!

Meanwhile, the 49erFX fleet raced down downwind inside the fjord in perfect flatwater conditions and puffs up to 20 knots. It was a great day of tight racing none of the fleets will soon forget.

Near perfect conditions in strong wind and big waves for the 49er fleet kicked off the day and gave the sailors plenty of challenges on the ocean course.

New Zealanders Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie continue their dominance in the 49er class. A second and two firsts today put them firmly in the lead with six races yet to sail.

“The courses in Risor are the most difficult we have ever sailed on”, said, McHardie, “But the race management is excellent so we have nothing to complain about. Constant wind changes, strong up to 25 knots and many direction changes that are difficult to predict makes it important to concentrate hard. We have been able to read the wind fairly well, and then is the key to our success so far”.

With two days remaining, the fleet shifts from qualifying to Gold fleet racing and there are still many points to sail for and the fight for the medals include several teams. Among them are Kurt Hansen and Simon Hoffman (AUS), 13 points behind and the Dutch team of Scipio Houtman and Manus Offerman.  Local heroes Tomas and Mads Mathisen, NOR, who could count a third and a first today are also in the hunt.

Vilma Bobeck and Malin Tengstrom, SWE, complained about big changes in pressure and direction on the inner course. Despite their 3,2 and 4 finishes, they did not think they had a particularly good day, but they are still ahead on the overall leaderboard.

The Nacra17 class had their todays racing on front of an enthusiastic audience. The town came out in force to watch the racing, which was possible today with the wind aligned with the inner channel. A public adress system was used to explain the basics or racing to a crowd that gasped a the capsizes and cheers the high speed fly byes from the Nacra 17 fleet.

The Italians Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubilei still hold on to a slender lead after being challenged strongly today by the Danes Natacha Violet Saouma-Pedersen and Mathias Bruun Borreskov.

Results, photos, videos and more at 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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Registration

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.

Notice of Race

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$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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