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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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The Nacra 17 & 49er International Classes are thrilled to announce our partnership with FORWARD WIP becoming our Official Technical Clothing Partner.

The five-year sponsorship agreement will run until the end of 2024 and will see both partners work collaboratively to further develop and market the sport in new and existing territory.

Thanks to a long expericence in designing light and innovative protective gear for the last 2 America’s Cup and SuperFoiler Australian Circuit, Forward WIP is one of the leader in Foiling Action Sailing equipment. Since, many of Olympic Sailors choose WIP for the combination of protection with performance and style.

With the arrival of the foils on the Nacra17, the 49er which remains a spectacular and fast boat, and the hard work of the International Class on safety measures for years, there are real and good synergies between these three classes and Forward WIP.

As well as promoting its partnership through branding and associations with sailing’s top Olympic athletes, Forward WIP will provide the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra17 sailors and fans with a range of apparel and equipment at discount prices.

Confirming the partnership, Martin Bertrand, Forward WIP’s Sports Marketing Manager said, “We are really happy to be associated with these three classes. Foiling cat and Skiff sailing are part of our DNA and we have always been passionate about Olympic racing with some of the world’s best athletes. Forward WIP has developed their technical clothing side by side with sailors, and we are proud to support them on their Road to Paris 2024. We are ready to start this collaboration with the great International Class team, these three incredible boats support with whom we share the same strong values.”

Marcus Spillane, President of the 49er and Nacra17 classes, said “We are thrilled to be working with Forward WIP for the development of our sailors, and sailors around the world.”

  • 2020 Oceania Championship, Geelong, Australia (January)
  • 2020 World Championship, Geelong, Australia (February)
  • 2020 Forward WIP European Championship, Lake Garda, Italy (May)
  • 2020 Junior World Championship, Lake Como, Italy (August)

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PRODUCT & MARKETING Info Martin – martin.forwardwip@gmail.com SALES & DISTRIBUTION Info Sylvain – sylvain.forwardsailing@gmail.com

Foiling market is charging! Watersports are going through the revolution of Foiling, gliding over the sea in every enjoyable and efficient way, new horizons open up… Forward WIP, Switzerland-based company born in 2015 and specialized in Innovative protective gear designed for riders/sailors going fast on water, is the clear winning choice of the America’s Cup team, Olympic and World Champions around the World such as Glenn Ashby, Billy Besson, Loick Peyron… We are Pro Sailors, Engineers, Designers, Supply specialists… and we are all dedicated to Watersports, training and racing whenever possible to constantly test new ideas. Innovation is our DNA, we want to provide the best personal gear out there for Flying Catamarans, fast Dinghies, Board-Foiling riders protecting them and helping them to reach their next level…

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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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.

Attachment E

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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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.


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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Should you wish to receive official event press releases, access to editorial photos and video news releases, please complete the media accreditation form or email Drew Malcolm, 49er & Nacra 17 Media Manager at drew@drewmalcolm.com.au

To register for media accreditation for the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships, please complete this form: