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5-11 July 2021 / Gdynia, Poland

2021 Junior World Championship

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Cascais Bay gives participants headaches.

On the second day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship races, the forty Olympic boats filled the bay of Cascais with colour to complete the three races planned for this day.

Once again, it was up to the ladies’ fleet to start hostilities in Cascais Bay. This time the race committee setted the course inside the Cascais bay where competitors could find wind conditions between 10 and 17 knots in intensity but with some shits in the direction. These bearing oscillations gave Olympic sailors some headaches, which were forced to change their strategy in order to a shifty in wind conditions day. The homogeneity of the fleet is impressive since, after 6 races, the winners of the races is all the times in a change. The podium on the second day is different from the opening day where only yesterday’s leaders, the French mixed team Lili Sebesi and Yann Jauvin remain. Moving up to second place is also the French mixed team Kevin Fischer and Dubois Albane. Closing the podium is the Danish team, bronze medalist in the 2019 world championship, composed by Ida Nielsen and Marie Olsen.

The Singaporean female duo and Cascais residents, since the end of 2016, composed by Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low had a second day in great prominence to make two fifths and one seventh in the three races disputed in the second day rising to the tenth position of the general overall .

With the wind increasing in intensity during the afternoon, it was the turn of the men’s Olympic fleet to show their attitude. With the wind already in their twenties and maintaining the direction instability of the morning, the American duo composed by Ian Barrows and Hans Henken remained in the lead. The Carioca duo made up of Marco Grael and Gabriel Borges rose to second place in the overall standings, being two points behind the leadership. At the bottom of the podium is the American duo composed of Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson.

In total, in the two races, 4 continents are represented – America, Europe, Asia and Oceania – in a total of 19 nationalities will sail in the bay of Cascais.

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


Kimberly Lim and Cecelia Low (SGP)
Ida Nielen and Marie Olsen (DEN)

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Arrival and Quarantine Information

The teams can arrive as early as they like. However we, as PYA will finance their mooring in the Gdynia Marina only from 2nd of July (the starting date of the whole GSD). Before that they will need to discuss leaving their equipment in the Marina with the Marina managers, which should not be a problem.   The current Polish restrictions are as follows:   Rules for travelers coming to Poland from the Schengen area   Travelers will be quarantined unless they test negative for COVID-19. The test will have to be performed no later than 48 hours before crossing the border. Test type: PCR or antigenic. The new rules will apply to all means of transport: collective and individual transport as well as crossing the border on foot. Travelers who have been quarantined in Poland will be able to take a test, the negative result of which will release them from quarantine.   Rules for travelers coming to Poland from outside the Schengen area   Each traveler will be placed in quarantine. A test performed in the country of origin of the person will not be released from quarantine. Travelers who have been quarantined may take a test in Poland, the negative result of which will release them from quarantine. Test type: PCR or antigenic.   The vaccine will release you from quarantine   People vaccinated against COVID-19 will be released from quarantine. This will apply to people who have been issued a certificate of vaccination with a vaccine that has been authorized in the European Union.

For competitors from outside the EU:

Legally, Polish borders remain closed for travelers from outside EU. But, there is a permit for sports: 9. foreigners whose arrival takes place in connection with the participation, as a competitor, member of the training staff, doctor, physiotherapist or referee, in international sports competitions organised on the territory of the Republic of Poland by an international sports federation operating in Olympic or Paralympic sports or another recognized by the International The Olympic Committee or organized by an international sports organization with a continental range belonging to such a federation or a Polish sports association, as well as accredited journalists, after documenting to the Border Guard officer the fact of the competition, the date and nature of participation in a relevant letter issued by the organiser of the competition or certified by the Polish sports association competent in given sport. Each of these cases is considered individually by the Polish Border Guards. So sailors from outside of EU that would like to join the event, need to provide a scan of their passport and details about their flight (or other way of crossing the borders), preferably directly to Anna (email Anna Kuder <a.kuder@pya.org.pl>). She will let the Border Guards know about our event and try to obtain permits for the crews.