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Abu Dhabi delivered beautiful conditions on Day One of the first Asian 49er and 49erFX Championships. In other words, the sunny skies and 09-knot north westerly breeze on a manageable swell was a similar version of what the competitors might expect at Abu Dhabi for the next year’s Tokyo 2020 Continental qualifier scheduled here during 15 – 22 March 2020.

Akira Sakai and Russel Aylsworth (HKG) became contenders as the 2019 Asian 49er Champions. The young Hong Kong sailors, who lost out at the 2018 Asian Games, today showed how they are contenders with the Asia’s best.

The duo started well in the first race, and couldn’t be reeled in, taking victories in two races. In the second and fourth races of the day, they started poorly but moved up throughout the race gaining on every leg.

Among the two teams chasing them are the Musab Al Hadi and Waleed Al Kindi (OMA) and Ding Mingling and Liu Tian (CHN). Holding their leading position won’t be easy, but today was a great way for a young team to make a mark.

It’s far too soon to suggest that it might be turning into a three way race between the Hong Kong, Oman and the Chinese teams, although they have carved out a useful 10-point buffer with the fourth placed Indian team of Sandip Jain and Munna Pandit who scored 5,4,7 and 5 from the day.

A lead of a few points can vanish in a blink of the eye, and with the breeze set to harden further as the week progresses, a different set of skills could come into play. The first Asian 49er and 49erFX Championship is shaping up to become a true all-round test of 49er racing.

Results

Results are provisional as of 15:18 on November 6, 2019

49er 

Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Entries: 15, Scoring system: Appendix A

RankNatSailNoHelmNameCrewNameR1R2R3R4TotalNett
1stHKG880Akira SakaiRussell Aylsworth1.03.01.04.09.09.0
2ndOMA145Musab Al HadiWaleed Al Kindi2.01.05.03.011.011.0
3rdCHN2Ding MinglingLiu Tian3.02.04.02.011.011.0
4thIND104Sandip JainMunna Pandit5.04.07.05.021.021.0
5thCHN1Mingcheng DingLi Maokui6.08.02.08.024.024.0
6thIND780Brijraj VermaPankaj Kumar9.05.03.07.024.024.0
7thIND316Ganapathy Kelapanda ChengappaVarun Thakkar8.09.09.01.027.027.0
8thIND739Aanand ThakurVishal Thakur4.06.010.010.030.030.0
9thOMA173Ahmed Al HasaniAbdulrahman Al Mashari7.010.08.06.031.031.0
10thIND627Narendra Singh RajputSakthivel Sekar10.07.06.09.032.032.0
11thCHN247Xin WangChao Xiang16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC64.064.0
11thCHN251Wei HongTao Zhang16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC64.064.0
11thCHN499Zaiding WenZhibo Zhou16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC64.064.0
11thCHN94Jian XiangYoujian Wen16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC64.064.0
11thCHN99Yong ChenFeng Fu16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC16.0 DNC64.064.0

49er FX 

Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Entries: 3, Scoring system: Appendix A

RankNatSailNoHelmNameCrewNameR1R2R3R4TotalNett
1stCHN2Shang ZitongTong Zu1.01.01.01.04.04.0
2ndCHN1Xiaoyu HuSu Sha2.02.02.02.08.08.0
3rdCHN288Huijia YuYe Jin4.0 DNC4.0 DNC4.0 DNC4.0 DNC16.016.0

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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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.

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 November 14 with Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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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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