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9-15 February, 2020 / Geelong, Australia

2020 World Championship

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No team was hotter at the end of the 2019 World Championship than Diego Botin and Iago Marra (ESP). The Spanish sensations were up against he ropes, almost missing gold fleet, which would have cost them an Olympic berth. With the pressure on them at maximum they tore up the final four days of the World Championship to move from 30th up to 4th overall.

Three days into the 2020 Oceanias, the warm up regatta to the Worlds next week, the Spaniards have continued that momentum to sit atop the leaderboard. They scored a 4, 5, 1 on the day to stay in first overall.

The team everyone is looking to beat, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL), won the first two races of the day before the Spanish won the final race to get back on top of the leaderboard. Both teams have sailed to only top 10 finishes all regatta long, and are far enough ahead of the pack they can focus in each other to try winning the regatta tomorrow.

From 2013-2016 nobody could ever beat Burling and Tuke. Germans Heil and Ploessel came ever so close at the 2019 Worlds, and now the Spaniards are looking to take a turn to pull the champs back down to mortal status.
The day in Geelong was a wild one, with top end winds from morning to night. The challenging conditions limited 49er Bronze fleet to just a single race, but also was a struggle at time for the race officials. In the 49er Blue fleet course the pin boat got tangled up and held stern to wind for long enough to fill up and capsize. All of the volunteers were plucked from the water safely, but the incident was a reminder of the power of the sea.

Nacra 17 Gold and 49erFX Gold headed out in the afternoon in somewhat moderating breeze.

The 49erFX fleet also saw Spaniard dominate the day and narrowly lead a Kiwi team overall. Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelo (ESP) scored a 1, 2, 1 on the day to move a point ahead of Alex Maloney and Molly Meech. The Spanish used their superior speed and an approach that saw them favor the shifts over a side.
Said Barcelo, “We had very good speed today, and we also caught a lot of good shifts by sticking closer to the middle than counting on a side… but for sure the speed was the number 1 thing!” They also pounced on a capsize by Roble/Shae (USA) just before the finish line to grab one extra win.

Echegoyen is a 2012 Gold medalist in match racing and the 2016 World Champion in 49erFX, but had a nightmare of a regatta in Auckland landing in Silver fleet. The duo are behind their Spanish team mates in the selection for Tokyo but are capable of elite regatta performances.

The Nacra 17 fleet was relishing the big fleet, high quality standard of racing. With many of the chasing teams out of the hunt for Tokyo the fleet is down to 35 boats so we’re able to run them as a single fleet meaning that all the top teams are fighting it out in each race from the regattas start.

Gimson and Burnett (GBR) continued their strong form and Zajac / Matz (AUT) had a 1, 2 to finish strong on the day. Said Zajac, “There were shifts, but it wasn’t so bad. We picked our sides but also could cross through the middle if necessary. The weeds from yesterday were blown out to sea, so that wasn’t a problem today and we got to enjoy great racing.”

There is one day left in the championship and all three fleets may see the wins decided. The forecast, however is for even more wind than today so there may also be some waiting around.

Echegoyen & Barcelo (ESP)
Echegoyen & Barcelo (ESP)
Botin & Marra (ESP)
Gross & Klinga (SWE)
Burling and Tuke (NZL)

Results:
Results will be posted race by race, as they happen

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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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