• en
Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2020 / Geelong, Australia

2020 Oceania Championship

49er Results
49erFX Results
News
Photos
Videos
Notice Board
Event Program
Press
Back to overview

High-octane Olympic racing is to return to Weymouth and Portland in 2019 after the RYA won its bid to host the Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX European Championship.

The world’s best racers from the Olympic circuit will descend on the London 2012 sailing venue from May 13 to 19 to battle it out for the title of European champion.

It will be the first time since the 2016 Sailing World Cup Finals that the UK has hosted a major International Olympic Class regatta.

The event, held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, will also mark the UK debut of Nacra 17 racing since the class become fully foiling in 2017.

UK Sport has provided National Lottery funding for the regatta, and WPNSA will act as hosts to deliver the event on behalf of the Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX classes.

The European Championship will be vital regatta in the Tokyo 2020 cycle with a number of nations counting it towards team selection for the upcoming Olympic Games.

Crucially the regatta will continue the legacy of London 2012, offering world-class racing and shining a spotlight on WPNSA’s excellent facilities and organisation.

The event will create opportunities for UK race officials and volunteers to improve their skills at a high-profile, international event.

Esther Britten, Head of Major Events at UK Sport, said: “We are delighted that the Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX European Championship is going to be held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in May 2019.

“It is fantastic to be returning to the amazing venue that hosting the London 2012 sailing competitions and I confident we will see a passionate home crowd, who will create an amazing atmosphere for all of the elite athletes.

“As we build toward Tokyo 2020, we are proud that this championship will be part of an exciting package of international sporting events, backed by National Lottery funding, we will stage in the UK over the coming years.”

Marcus Spillane, President of the International 49er and Nacra 17 Class Associations, said: “We are thrilled to be returning to Weymouth and Portland for one of the biggest championships of our classes.

“It is a fantastic place to sail, with unparalleled facilities and a volunteer base steeped in Olympic sailing. The London 2012 regatta brought out the best of what sailing can be, and we expect more of that in 2019 for our European Championship.”

Peter Allam, Chief Executive of Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, added: “We are delighted to be working with the RYA on delivering this exciting event and are really looking forward to welcoming some of the Olympic classes back to Weymouth and Portland.”

Ian Walker, the RYA’s Director of Racing, said: “These are the three fastest, most exciting Olympic Classes and this gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase Olympic sailing to the British media and help inspire many young sailors of the future.”

Racing will take place on four course areas – one inside of Portland Harbour and three in Weymouth Bay. The final three days of the regatta will be broadcast live.

Teams wishing to enter the 2019 European Championship should do so via the website here.

A warm-up regatta for the classes will be held at WPNSA from May 4-6.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for the European Championship should contact event manager Olivia Risk on olivia.risk@rya.org.uk.

Photo by Lloyd Images

Photo by Lloyd Images

Photo by Lloyd Images

Please forward any queries to the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on: info@rgyc.com.au

Accommodation Options

The Geelong City area and surrounding suburbs have a huge choice of places to stay, from the luxury of our magnificent waterfront, the indulgences of some of our heritage bed and breakfasts, right down to simple and cheap camping grounds. There is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget and many are conveniently located close to our best attractions and events and are still only minutes from our region’s best beaches. See below link for local accommodation options close to the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

Geelong Accommodation Details

More information can be found at www.visitgeelongbellarine.com.au

Shipping & Logistics

The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is situated in the heart of Geelong and central along the waterfront. The Club will temporarily extend its footprint to create a boat park for the 49er/FX/Nacra 17 World Championships. We will therefore not be able to accommodate Trailers or Containers on site. A separate Trailer/Container compound will be setup at Limeburners Point Boat Ramp on the waterfront approx. 2km from the Yacht Club which will also be the main RIB launching area. Those wishing to store containers at Limeburners Point will need to contact Cargo Live to book and arrange details (there is only space available for approximately 25 containers on site).  Cargo Live is the Official Event Logistics partner and will be managing container storage bookings for the event.

CargoLive Global Events are the logistics experts when it comes to major sporting events. Having been in business for more than 40 years, they have helped hundreds of competitors with all the logistics that goes with competing around the world. From the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to the 2019 Miami world championships, CargoLive have taken care of shipping for both competitors and regatta organisers. They are the main sponsors of the Australian Olympic team and also a supporter of Sailing Australia and other sporting events.

CargoLive will have a dedicated team to assist sailors competing in this year’s World Championships in Geelong and can assist with international shipping, customs clearance, border security and trucking. CargoLive will have staff on the ground at the event to supervise unpacking and packing and will also handle general queries about shipping to make life easy for visiting sailors and teams. If you wish to ship your boats for the next regatta or return home, they can help with it all.

Their dedicated Team can be contacted below,
CargoLive Projects Team
projects@cargolive.com.au  |  +612 9099 0810  (office )

Charter Boats

We have a limited number of Charter Boats available which can be delivered to the Regatta Venue for the event (and any lead up training at the venue). Please contact the Event Chairperson and Australian 49er Association President Chris Manton via email: president@aus9ers.com.au

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Host Club Information
  • When Can we Access the Host Club?
  • Sailing Conditions
  • Amenity/Food and Drink Access
  • Entry Fees
  • Getting Equipment to Australia
  • Charter Equipment
  • Services and Parts
  • Getting Around Geelong
  • What is There to Do in Geelong?
  • Visa
  • Pre-Regattas
  • Car Parking

2020 49er / 49erFX / Nacra17 Oceania Championship, Australian Nationals and Sail Melbourne

Royal Geelong Yacht Club
25 Eastern Beach Road
Geelong, VICTORIA, Australia 3220

Event Schedule

Facilities are available for teams to set-up and train at RGYC throughout January in the lead up to the events. Booking is essential to access club facilities before the 29th January. 

If you are interested, please contact the club directly at info@rgyc.com.au to secure your place.

*click the image to view larger*