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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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Michael Hansen and Mathias Sletten (DEN) had their best ever day racing 49er to kick off proceedings in Geelong. The young duo scored a 1 – 3 on their fleets two races, a much better result than most. Coaching them was 2016 bronze medalist Jena Hansen, with Peter Hansen, the squad’s normal coach on another course in the qualifying stages. When asked how much credit ‘sister’ Jena should get Michael, like a typical brother would not give any credit saying ‘she just said today is too crazy to analyse, let’s just have fun and relax while we wait for racing.” It obviously worked… 

While none of these Hansens are actually related, the Danish squad is very much like a family anyways, and the youngsters might just be ready for the spotlight.

Sailing today was like in a hairdryer. Worse still, whoever was holding their hairdryer kept shaking it all over.

After six hours of trying to fun races in 40 degrees and gusts of 30 knots of wind, the 49er fleets got either one or two races, and 49erFX and Nacra 17 never got a chance to leave the shore.

In conditions like these, avoiding trouble can be the most important element with a large fleet and a short championship. Fletcher and Bithell (GBR) got a black flag in race 1, and then were the only team to finish race 2 in their fleet only to have that score erased by a abandonment as nobody else could get around the course. Heil / Ploessel (GER) scored a DNF to go along with a 15 meaning that 2 of the top 3 from the 2019 Worlds are deep in a hole already. Many more scored poorly as well and will be unlikely to emerge into gold fleet.

“It was the hottest wind I’ve ever felt,” said Lester Noble of Ovington Boats, down to support the fleet. “Like a hand drier turned to the max and running full speed.”

It was a mixed up day to be sure, not much was decided. The fleet will continue for three more days of racing before resting a week and racing the World Championship.

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Chat with the sailors ahead of racing in Geelong.

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.

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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.

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