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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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No team was hotter at the end of the 2019 World Championship than Diego Botin and Iago Marra (ESP). The Spanish sensations were up against he ropes, almost missing gold fleet, which would have cost them an Olympic berth. With the pressure on them at maximum they tore up the final four days of the World Championship to move from 30th up to 4th overall.

Three days into the 2020 Oceanias, the warm up regatta to the Worlds next week, the Spaniards have continued that momentum to sit atop the leaderboard. They scored a 4, 5, 1 on the day to stay in first overall.

The team everyone is looking to beat, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL), won the first two races of the day before the Spanish won the final race to get back on top of the leaderboard. Both teams have sailed to only top 10 finishes all regatta long, and are far enough ahead of the pack they can focus in each other to try winning the regatta tomorrow.

From 2013-2016 nobody could ever beat Burling and Tuke. Germans Heil and Ploessel came ever so close at the 2019 Worlds, and now the Spaniards are looking to take a turn to pull the champs back down to mortal status.
The day in Geelong was a wild one, with top end winds from morning to night. The challenging conditions limited 49er Bronze fleet to just a single race, but also was a struggle at time for the race officials. In the 49er Blue fleet course the pin boat got tangled up and held stern to wind for long enough to fill up and capsize. All of the volunteers were plucked from the water safely, but the incident was a reminder of the power of the sea.

Nacra 17 Gold and 49erFX Gold headed out in the afternoon in somewhat moderating breeze.

The 49erFX fleet also saw Spaniard dominate the day and narrowly lead a Kiwi team overall. Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelo (ESP) scored a 1, 2, 1 on the day to move a point ahead of Alex Maloney and Molly Meech. The Spanish used their superior speed and an approach that saw them favor the shifts over a side.
Said Barcelo, “We had very good speed today, and we also caught a lot of good shifts by sticking closer to the middle than counting on a side… but for sure the speed was the number 1 thing!” They also pounced on a capsize by Roble/Shae (USA) just before the finish line to grab one extra win.

Echegoyen is a 2012 Gold medalist in match racing and the 2016 World Champion in 49erFX, but had a nightmare of a regatta in Auckland landing in Silver fleet. The duo are behind their Spanish team mates in the selection for Tokyo but are capable of elite regatta performances.

The Nacra 17 fleet was relishing the big fleet, high quality standard of racing. With many of the chasing teams out of the hunt for Tokyo the fleet is down to 35 boats so we’re able to run them as a single fleet meaning that all the top teams are fighting it out in each race from the regattas start.

Gimson and Burnett (GBR) continued their strong form and Zajac / Matz (AUT) had a 1, 2 to finish strong on the day. Said Zajac, “There were shifts, but it wasn’t so bad. We picked our sides but also could cross through the middle if necessary. The weeds from yesterday were blown out to sea, so that wasn’t a problem today and we got to enjoy great racing.”

There is one day left in the championship and all three fleets may see the wins decided. The forecast, however is for even more wind than today so there may also be some waiting around.

Echegoyen & Barcelo (ESP)
Echegoyen & Barcelo (ESP)
Botin & Marra (ESP)
Gross & Klinga (SWE)
Burling and Tuke (NZL)

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.

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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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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