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Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2020 / Geelong, Australia

2020 Oceania Championship

Final Day Highlights

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The Hungarian-Spanish crew, competing under the Hungarian flag, won the first race of the 49er class at the European U23 Championships in Balatonfüred. The first race of the 49erFX class was won by the Polish boat.

The second day started with an AP flag at 9.30am. In the meantime, the race committee measured the wind at several locations in the race area. According to the information they received, the wind was variable in strength and direction but with the encouraging speed of 5.2 knots on average and maximum winds well above 6 knots. Further readings showed stabilizing conditions. First the 49erFX fleet and then also the 49er fleet took to the water. At 10.19am AP flag came down as Peter Lübeck sent the sailors out to race. The wind was blowing 5-7 knots from 70 degrees.

The race organizers had been setting the course in ever-improving conditions. Luckily the wind had freshened, so at 11:20 the 49er fleet had its first start of the Europeans with the U flag flying.  The 95 degree, 950-metre long course axis proved to be too short in the already 9 knots wind, so course race officer Bence Kárpáti lengthened the course by 250 metres for the second lap and also adjusted it to the right due to the slight shift in the wind.

The Hungarian boat crossed the finish line first. HUN-373 is helmed by the recent Hungarian champion Roni Oszkár Szabó, his racing partner is the Spanish Filippo Binetti Pozzi. Szabó and his crew already led by 2-3 boat lengths at the first mark and gradually increased their lead to win start to finish.

“We have very good speed in this kind of wind, so we could race our own race from the beginning by following the wind shifts. The front of the fleet was still pretty tight at the end of the first leg. In the first downwind, the leading boats stretched out a bit, so we were able to keep an eye on the second and third place boats right behind us, enforce our tactics and increase our lead,” said the winning helmsman, Roni Oszkár Szabó.

In the first race the jury gave only one penalty, interestingly, the winning Hungarian boat was the one receiving it. Fortunately for them, although they were penalized after the one-minute signal, they still had time to resume their starting position and eventually win the race.

By the start of the next race, the wind had dropped noticeably, with an average of 5.7 knots and a maximum of just over 6 knots. This start was also passed without a UFD, but with the wind already dropping to an average of 3.7 knots, the race committee decided to abandon the race at the end of the first leg and after raising the N flag and then AP. The boats started to go back to the harbour, where after waiting for a while the continuation of the race was postponed to the next day.

On the Bravo course of the European Championships – where the women’s and mixed team Olympic class, the 49erFX class competed – the first race was very similar to the Alfa course.  The second upwind leg had to be extended in the freshening winds and the axis had to be changed to the right. The wind force was also similar, at around 8 knots.

The second race also started in weakening winds between 5 and 6 knots, and in the middle of the first downwind leg the wind reduced so much that the RC led by Berta Böröcz prepared to shorten the course. After a significant wind shift of 35-40 degrees, when the wind changed from the original 100 degrees to 60 degrees, the race committee decided to abandon the race.


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*