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Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2020 / Geelong, Australia

2020 Oceania Championship

Final Day Highlights

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Grael and Kunze return to Wins in the 49erFx class

The populous female 49erFx class entered the sea again after their Olympic colleagues, having also picked up some remnants of the consistent West wind to complete just one race. The fleet also started with a consistent west wind that faded over the course of the race, with the ladies finishing the race with 6 knots of intensity. The organization also tried to look for a place in Cascais Bay with the minimum conditions to continue the day, but unfortunately the wind did not help and the Race Committee sent the 49erFx fleet ashore with a single race completed today.

The podium underwent some changes with the only race of the day that still left some teams with less good results. These results, from the top teams, did not allow consolidating the nett points so that, on Sunday, they could go to the game more comfortable in the medal race. Leading is the Spanish team, and world champion in 2020 of ,Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelo are the clear favourites to win in Cascais, with 13 points ahead. In second place continues the German team of Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke. In third place, the Netherlands team composed of Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz is back on the podium after fifth place in the only race of the day. This result from the Dutch team leaves them in an excellent position to attack the second place of the Germans, from Lutz and Beucke. The teams from the Netherlands and Germany should not underestimate the fourth classified, Ida Nielsen and Marie Olsen from Denmark, who are 4 points from second place. Still with a chance to shine on the last day are the winners of the only race of the day, Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze, who debuted today with a bullet in this championship. Grael and Kunze had a less regular championship since the Brazilians sailors are adapting to their new boat that was baptized, with the name “Samba”, in Cascais less than a week ago. The Brazilian team, after the good result of today, kept the door open for the medal race to be able to ascend to second place in the overall.

Tomorrow a single race is scheduled for each class. This race is special since it will be double points with only the ten best competitors in the race being eligible. This single race will be umpired in a stadium format within the Cascais bay. Everything is open for the last day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49erFX Championship.

In total there are 4 continents represented – America, Europe, Asia and Oceania – a total of 19 nationalities will sail in the bay of Cascais. The championship will take place in Cascais from the 4th to the 9th of May and 15 races are planned plus a Medal Race for each class.

This championship has the support of Turismo de Portugal, Visit Cascais, Cascais Town Hall, Portuguese Sailing Federation, Cascais Marina and Vista Alegre. We also have the institutional support of the non-governmental association Sailors For The Sea – Portugal


Bright Day for Lima and Costa in class 49er

With the wind from a different direction from the rest of the week, today from the West quadrant with the intensity between 8 and 10 knots, the men’s fleet started the show after 12:30, local time. Although the podium was unchanged, with different conditions we had different faces in the top places of the races disputed on the fifth day of the championship. Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson from the United States maintain the lead. Irishmen Robert Dickson and Sean Waooilove maintain the second position followed by the Brazilian team of Marco Grael and Gabriel Borges. Highlight for the fight of the second position of the overall, this one is quite lit with the distance of a point between the Irish and Brazilian team. We can expect tomorrow during the medal race an unprecedented battle for second place on the men’s podium.

A great highlight goes to the home team, and qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo this year, who made a brilliant day by completing a second a third and a bullet in the farewell to the opening series. The Portuguese team, Lima and Costa, with the good performance of today climb two places in the overall and are currently in the fifth position. Unfortunately due to the races of the first day it is mathematically impossible to fight for a place on the podium.

The wind pranked on Olympic sailors

On the fifth and penultimate day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship the little wind hit the bay of Cascais allowing the 49er fleet to complete three races and only one regatta for the 49erFx class. The Olympic classes bid farewell to the opening series today and a single Medal Race is scheduled for tomorrow for each fleet, which race will double points.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula –
2020 Sailing World Championships, Geelong

Welcome to Victoria, the events capital of Australia and proud hosts of the 2020 Sailing World Championships at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

Visitors to Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula will love its sun-kissed beaches, the world-renowned Great Ocean Road and great food and wine and unique wildlife.

Victoria is home to some of the best regional events in Australia including the Festival of Sails, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, National Celtic Festival and Queenscliff Winter Weekend.

With more local and international visitors travelling to regional Victoria than ever before, these events give us a great chance to showcase our beautiful regions to new people and we’re proud to support them through the $20 million Regional Events Fund.

Since 2014 the Andrews Labor Government has supported more than 180 regional events. These events keep our bars, restaurants and hotels busy and boosts local economies.

That’s why we’re proud to support and stage world class sailing events across the 2020 Sailing World Championships right here in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.

I hope you all enjoy this fantastic event and I encourage everyone to explore everything this stunning region has to offer.


THE HON MARTIN PAKULA MP Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Fleet Assignments

Fleet assignments for 2nd & 3rd Feb click Here

Racing Schedule

To view the Racing Schedule for 3rd Feb click HERE

Sailing Instructions

To view the Change of Sailing Instructions no.1 (30th Jan), please click HERE

To view the Change of Sailing Instructions no.2 (30th Jan), please click HERE

To view the Change of Sailing Instructions no.3 (31st Jan), please click HERE

To view the Change of Sailing Instructions no.4 (31st Jan), please click HERE

Sailing Instructions

Notice of Race


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


Registration is a two-step process, please follow the below steps:

  1. Use the Manage2Sail Registration System to Register and enter your Racing Information.
  2. Proceed to the Payment Portal to pay your entry fee.

Please refer to the NOR for entry fees and dates they may increase.

Event App

We are pleased to let you know we have an app available for all competitors and supporters coming to Geelong to compete and for those following the regatta back home.

Please download for free from the app store – search ‘2020 49er FX Nacra 17 WC’. 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.

Google – Click Here
Apple – Click Here

Australia Visa Information

Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival). 

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia.

Please refer to the below Sport Information Sheet for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for your event participants. 

If you require a letter of invitation to include with your visa application, please contact the Royal Geelong Yacht Club info@rgyc.com.au.

We recommend getting your applications in early to ensure you have the appropriate documentation well ahead of arrival.

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 World Championships

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*