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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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A day of waiting disappointingly ended without any racing at the 2020 world title for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 classes in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

The Race Committee monitored conditions on Corio Bay from well before the morning session to late afternoon, 25-30 knots out of the east keeping 49er crews ashore all day playing pool and cards, one eye on the flagpole. Afternoon sessions for the 49erFX and Nacra 17 were abandoned early.

The racing schedule for Tuesday February 11 remains as per the schedule which is 49erFX and Nacras up first and 49er men’s skiffs in the afternoon. The forecast is for lighter winds in the morning then SSW 15-20kts in the afternoon and the chance of thunderstorms.

Coffee & pool

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 World Championships, Geelong , Australia 2020 © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy 10 February, 2020.
49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 World Championships, Geelong , Australia 2020 © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy 10 February, 2020.

Mullet-mania

Hairstyles trend at the top of the European soccer interest but not typically in sailing, until….the mullet!

The style is concentrated in the 49er class, particularly among the Kiwis. Logan Dunning Deck (NZL) says he’s the original, “the leader of the charge”. Blair Tuke (NZL) is rocking one and so is Leo Takahashi (JPN) who lives and trains in New Zealand. Lachy Gilmour (AUS) is connecting with his ancestors – the mullet being an integral part of Australia’s 1980s culture – and Mitchell Kiss (USA) is sporting a next level two-tone mullet.

“It was something fun to do and keep it relaxed – a bit of a joke among everyone,” Mitchell laughed. “Before the Europeans I went fully blond and I just showed up to the regatta – then we did pretty well so I thought, ‘I’ve got to keep going’. I went to a random Geelong barber – everyone around here knows how to do it. They pointed to a picture on the wall and I said ‘Yep!'”.

Check out the @49ersailing Facebook page for the photos and at the end of the week there will be a poll to vote best mullet at these worlds.

“The mullet isn’t a hairstyle, it’s a lifestyle.” – Preston

Mitchell Kiss (USA) likes to keep things fun & relaxed
Lachy Gilmour (AUS)

If you have a sailor back home sporting a mullet, but sure to tag or @ us on social with #49erWorlds, @49ersailing

Weather Talk

Sailors love to talk about the weather, and we’ve had a lot down here in Geelong in the preceding weeks. 43 degree puffs from shore that dry out eyeballs, torrential rains, and, of course, some perfect sea breezes.

The low pressure trough making its mark on the eve of world championship racing gave sailors some coffee and gossip time at the host, Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

Check out Stu making sure his fellow crew know’s they’re in for a hard day’s work if they don’t get the sand out!

Lili was the first to post, making sure the fleet knew to run down and secure their boats tightly. Notice the big plastic bottles weren’t enough to keep things upright.

Results:
Results will be posted race by race, as they happen.

Live Tracking will be available for all fleets each day via https://49er.org/event/2020-world-championship/

By Lisa Ratcliff/49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 World Championship media

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.

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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