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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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Gimson and Burnett (GBR) were named last week by Team GB to head to Tokyo, and the duo rewarded their selectors by sailing well enough to lead after the first day. With all conditions on the day, it was the local weed that sailors were talking about and the brits were cool enough on the water to stop and reverse twice to clear their foils en-route to a final race second place. The non-standard move offers a bit of insight into the confidence they are sailing with after completing all of 2019 with top 5 finishes.

Most of the fleet are competing at the 2020 Worlds signed up to race at this warm up regatta. There are a few notable changes since the 2019 Worlds just a few months ago. We are missing two contenders for the 2020 Worlds title in the Nacra 17. Neither Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) nor Ben Saxton and Nicola Bonniface (GBR) were selected for the Tokyo games and have stepped back from racing in recent weeks.

Also sailing well on the first day were three teams that are aiming to peak at the upcoming Worlds. In second – Gibbs/Weis (USA), third – Tita/Banti (ITA), fourth – Waterhouse/Darmanin (AUS) are each locking into a domestic selection battle and will be looking to replicate these performances to begin the worlds next week.
Other teams took a different approach to the warm up regatta, and only completed a couple of the four races on the day. In the Nacra 17, the Outteridge siblings only sailed the first two races before heading into warm up on a day that was cool and rainy throughout. The abnormal wind direction also pushed out much more week onto the course area than typical, which the Nacras managed to pick up in quantity. Hopefully more standard conditions will resume.

In the 49erFX it was much the same for Brazils Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze who completed only one race on the day.

Out in front of the 49erFX fleet are Maloney and Meech (NZL) with all races in the top five. A plethora of top teams chase them a few points back in the split fleet qualifying scores.

The 49er fleet headed to the water late in the day to try and make up for the partially completed day one.

Conditions were steadiest at to start the day, and Diego Botin and Iago Marra (ESP) won both of their races. The pair were each named to the Spanish Sail GP team and will start on that circuit starting in Sydney later this month.

As the day went on, the wind got shiftier and puffier. Burling and Tuke (NZL) had a good day, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing. After one gybe set they lost over 200m in the first few moments before recovering some of that distance and salvaging an 8th.

The Spanish and Kiwis are first and second overall, and are trailed by a trio of Aussie teams.

Rejoining the 49er fleet are 2018 World Championship Sime and Mihovil Fantela (CRO). Sime is fully recovered from an injury in 2019 that forced him to miss the 2019 Worlds and is ready to get back to racing. The Croatian brothers started the regatta with all top 10’s, so they’re seemingly back in the game.

The fleets will be split into a 20 boat Gold fleet for 49erFX, a 25 boat Gold fleet for 49er with Silver and Bronze as well, and the Nacra 17 fleet will continue to race in one group for the remainder of the Oceanias.
Results:
Results will be posted race by race, as they happen

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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