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Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2020 / Geelong, Australia

2020 Oceania Championship

Final Day Highlights

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French Nacra Squad Making Strides

Paris, and the sailing in Marseilles, will be here before we know it. For three French Nacra 17 teams, they are working cooperatively on the med coast, sharing time between Marseilles and La Grand Motte, and working against time to move into the elite group as quickly as possible.

In the eighth race, Titouan Petard with Lou Berthomieu (FRA) managed to finish third, while Margaux Billy with Leo Maurin (FRA), managed to win. In this shiftiest of the races they got good starts and had enough speed to manage the fleet after they got into the lead.

The squad is made up from a group or former 420 sailors, laser sailors, and Nacra 15 sailors. In the next 24 months we shall see if they can continue up the rankings.

Moving up the fleet today were Ida Svensson with Marcus Dackhammer (SWE) who continued their consistent form with a 5, 4, 5. Ida commented at being mentally fatigue after long days on the water under the hot sun. Perhaps a trip down the youtube rabbithole overnight will refresh her to continue the battle on day four.

John Gimson with Anna Burnet (GBR) continue to lead Gianluigi Ugolino with Alice Cialfi (ITA).

Maltese Sisters Pass Endurance Test Over Four Races

Antonia and Victoria Schulteis (MLT) met their toughest test yet as young leaders of the 2021 European Championship. With four races on the day, and constant shifts, oscillations, puffs, and some weed, along with 37 competitors, there was plenty of pitfalls they might have met. At only 20 and 18 years old respectively, they were remarkably calm and balanced on reflection of another day in the yellow jerseys.

Their third race of the day was a 20th, which they are keeping, but with three other top 10 finishes they remain clear atop the table and poised to continue forward.

Moving up the ranking were Enia Nincevic with Mihaela Vitturi (CRO) scoring a win and two thirds along with an 11th to start the day. Mihaela commented that once the wind built up a bit stronger, they felt at their best. Their win came from a mid-line start, they took advantage of a sag to start at full speed and charged over to the left making the race win relatively easily. They sit in second now and are thirteen points off the lead.

Also scoring well on the day are a training partner of the Croatians, Jana Germani with Giorgia Bertuzzi (ITA). Germani and Bertuzzi also had three top tens on the day. The two teams train together fairly often on Lake Garda and manage to communicate through a mix of English, Italian, and Croatian. Germani commented, I can speak Slovenian, so with Croatian being almost the same we figure it out. For those counting, that’s four languages contributing to the communication between two boats! Lara Granier with Amilie Riou (FRA) also won a race on the day and moved into third overall despite being black flagged from the final race of the day.

Fischer / Graff (GER) win the day, Stanuil / Sztorch (POL) take pair of bullets into third.

Lukasz/Pawel (POL) continue to put in race scores as consistent as the wind has been here in Thessaloniki. Each day, the wind rolls in at 1:30, and each day the veteran Polish pair head out the course and score all top 10’s. That’s nine races in a row without a double digit finish in 30 boat split fleets. With racing heading into Gold fleet, their challenge will be to keep up that unblemished record.

Plenty of teams other teams put up low scores on the day to move into contention and secure gold fleet places. Fischer and Graf (GER) won the day with a 2, 3, 1, and now trail the leading Poles, by a single point. Barrio and Torrado (ESP) scored a 3, 2, 2 to move up in to seventh.

Stanuil and Sztorch (POL) started the day by winning both races. Taking good starts, finding the pressure bands, and keeping mostly keeping to the left. The breeze was up relative to the rest of the week, and they enjoyed stretching out to full power. The third race of the day was downspeed again, with a huge shift to the right mid race and then remaining shifty throughout. Polish sailors now occupy three of the top four places overall.

Day three of qualifying also marked the split between gold and silver. The top 25 boats only remain in gold, and at the split were three teams sharing 101 points over nine races (8 counting). By virtue of a win in race 5, Valentine Muller with Moritz Fieberg (GER) held off their teammates Paul Pietzcker with Linus von Oppen (GER) and Richard Schulteis with Max Korner (MLT)

Racing continues through September 19th and will conclude with medal races. Catch the results, video highlights, photos and stories at https://49er.org/event/2021-european-championship/


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

NOTICE OF RACE

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

Registration

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.

APP STORES:
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*