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9-15 February, 2020 / Geelong, Australia

2020 World Championship

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Three of the highest profile Olympic sailing classes will converge on Geelong in February 2020, with the 2020 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships set to be hosted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on the beautiful flat waters of Corio Bay.

With the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Australia is the perfect location for these elite sailors to compete in the 2020 World Championship and make their final preparations before heading to Japan.

The event, which will be held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club from February 8 – February 16 February 2020, traditionally attracts in excess of 400 participants.

Rio Olympics silver medallist and London Olympics gold medallist in the 49er class Nathan Outteridge is looking forward to competing on the waters of Corio Bay.

“It has super flat water, really good winds and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club is great host, so the 49er event in 2020 is going to be fantastic. For the type of boats we are sailing in this event, it will be a perfect venue.” said Outteridge

49er Sailors Will and Sam Phillips home is on the other side of the bay and know the area well – “the city of Geelong embraces big events, they have the Festival of Sails, the Geelong Cats football team – the town has a superb sporting environment,” said Phillips

With the Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct (GWSHP) Project currently in masterplan phase with construction set to commence in 2019, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club looks forward to showcasing its new facilities to the world in 2020.

“It is such an exciting time in Geelong for sailing,” said Commodore John Kint. “With the GWSHP project underway, two world championships in 2020 plus our annual Festival of Sails and biennial Wooden Boat Festival, it really will be a huge year on the water for the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.”

“We look forward to welcoming our international competitors to experience the perfect sailing conditions of Corio Bay.”

Event Chairperson and Royal Geelong Yacht Club Board Member Chris Manton – “We look forward to introducing the amazing waters of Corio Bay, and show the World the perfect sailing conditions for the 49er and Nacra 17 classes. We have recently run a number of high performance sailing events including Moths and Superfoilers to the delight of all sailors”

Visit Victoria and the City of Greater Geelong have offered significant assistance for the event. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens for the announcement “The 2020 Summer of Sailing will bring thousands of sailing fans to regional Victoria, keeping our bars and restaurants full, boosting our visitor economy and creating jobs.”

“The 2020 Summer of Sailing is yet another reason why Victoria continues to be recognised as the sports capital of Australia.”

The 2019 World Championship will take place in New Zealand in December 2019, and it is expected that the competitors will begin arriving in Geelong from January 2020, directly from New Zealand.

Once in Australia, from mid-January 2020, there will be three major Sailing regattas including Sail Melbourne International (Jan 17-21), the 2020 Oceania Championships (Jan 30 – February 3) and the World Championships (February 11 – 16) which is also the critical Olympic continental qualifier event for Oceania, North and South America for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The 49er/49erFX/Nacra 17 World Championships will be the fourth world title hosted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club in seven years and will be closely followed by the Laser Masters World Championships in March 2020.

“Australia is the home of global skiff sailing. As a class, we have been to Australia three times previously, and each time it’s been a wonderful reminder of how great the sailing is down under. Our fleet can’t wait to get down to Geelong, and personally, I’m looking forward to it tremendously,” said class president, Marcus Spillane.

For more information, please contact Royal Geelong Yacht Club Operations Manager – Peter Kirman on +61 5229 3705 or peterk@rgyc.com.au or Classes Manager, Ben Remocker, 9erinc@49er.org.

Here are the links for the championships and more details: http://49er.org/event/2020-world-championship/ & http://nacra17.org/events/2020-world-championship/

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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

Day 1 Livestream Replay

Notices to Competitors

  1. 9th Feb 17:00 - Race Committee Standard Penalties view Here
  2. 9th Feb 17:00 - Support Boat Regulations view Here
  3. 10th Feb 13:00 - How to pay any fines view Here
  4. 12th Feb 17:25 - Camera Dummy weights on 49ers view Here

Fleet Assignments

49er Fleet Assignments for Thursday February 13th view Here

Racing Schedule

Revised 19:00 - Racing schedule for Saturday February 15th view Here

Sailing Instructions

  1. 9th Feb 18:00 - Change to SI's Num 1 - Nacra country flags view Here
  2. 12th Feb 17:00 - Change to SI's Num 2 - 49er Schedule & 49er Gold and Nacra Cameras view Here
  3. 13th Feb 19:30 - Change to SI's Num 3 - 49erFX & Nacra Schedule & Cameras view Here
  4. 14th Feb 18:45 - Change to SI's Num 4 - 49er FX Camera & Medal Races view Here

For Sailing Instructions click Here

Notice of Race

NOR (V3.0 18/12/2019 Incorporating Change to NOR No.2) click Here

Question and Answer

  1. 11th Feb 18:30 - Clearing of seaweed from foils view Here

Jury

  • Protest time limits view Here
  • Protest Hearing Schedule view Here
  • Protest Hearing Decisions view Here
  • Rule 42 Decisions view Here  
  • Addendum Q view Here

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. All information on the App is unofficial, but will provide additional information to assist sailors at the event.

APP STORES:

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.p7611BA

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/2020-rgyc-49er-fx-nacra-17-wc/id1492394970?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Smoke Pollution

Due to the recent bushfires in south eastern Australia, the Australian Institute of Sport issued the following guidance on smoke pollution and exercise. To read the document, click Here

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. 

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.

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