2014 European Championships

Start Date

2014-07-08

End Date

2014-07-13

Location

Helsinki, Finland

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Thriller – Denmark and New Zealand Reclaim European Crowns

Thriller – Denmark and New Zealand Reclaim European Crowns

Burling/Tuke & Nielsen/Olsen are the kings and queens of Finland Helsinki, Finland – Final Day – 2014 Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship The defending European Champions held on to their crowns in both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship, which reached a thrilling conclusion today in Helsinki. Ida […]

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World Champions in Pole Position

World Champions in Pole Position

Kiwis top the men’s and women’s leaderboards  Helsinki, Finland – Day 5 – 2014 Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship Both the men’s and women’s World Champions sit in pole position going into the deciding day of the Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki. In the 49erFX, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech moved ahead […]

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Kiwis bullet their way into the lead

Kiwis bullet their way into the lead

New Zealand wins 5 out of 6 in today’s gold fleet finals   Helsinki, Finland – Day 4 – 2014 Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship The reigning World Champions from New Zealand dominated both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. With the sun shining […]

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France and Brazil Bring It Home in the Big Breeze

France and Brazil Bring It Home in the Big Breeze

10 July 2014 Helsinki, Finland – Day 3 – 2014 Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship Twenty knot winds – gusting to 25 – made for a tough but exhilarating end to the qualifying phase of the Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. France’s Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis hammered home scores […]

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No Racing On Day 2 – Same Schedule for Day 3

No Racing On Day 2 – Same Schedule for Day 3

Helsinki Finland, Day 2 of the 2014 49er & 49erFX European Championship was a non-issue.  There was no wind in the morning but it was forecast to be hot inland so there was hope for a sea breeze.  Some clouds formed over this city in the early afternoon, however, so that killed any hopes for […]

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Pitfalls Plentiful on a Glorious Day 1

Pitfalls Plentiful on a Glorious Day 1

Helsinki, Finland – Day 1 – 2014 Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship The opening day was a tricky one for a variety of reasons and started with a BANG.  2013 European’s Silver medalists, Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hit a rock near the port layline of course C, splitting their hull wide open.  Brazil’s […]

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2014 Euros 49er Preview

2014 Euros 49er Preview

This is the 18th running of the 49er European Championship and the third time the fleet has come to Helsinki, Finland with the previous events being in 2011 and 1998.  Qualifying runs July 8-10, Gold Fleet is July 11, 12 (live broadcast), Finals July 13 (live broadcast). One of the most exciting aspects of the […]

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2014 Euros 49erFX Preview

2014 Euros 49erFX Preview

2014 marks the second ever 49erFX European Championship.  The fleet is 50 boats strong this year and changing quickly.  Unlike in 2013, most of the teams are now truly racing instead of just sailing, as the level of boathandling, boat set up and skiff IQ has increased massively.  The skiff boathandling skills gave 29er converts a […]

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Course Area in Helsinki

Course Area in Helsinki

Notice to sailors, Sailing to and on course area C, comment to course area map Please note that the course area map as presented on the event website is somewhat simplified. When sailing to the area, you need to sail round the red mark buoy at the northern tip of Melkki island. The shallow area […]

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European Medals designed by Jewelry Artist

European Medals designed by Jewelry Artist

Today I picked up the brand new medals for the 49er Europeans. They are worth winning! The medals are designed by famous Finnish jewelry artist and sculptor, Professor Björn Weckström.  Björn started his career in 1958 after graduating from the Finnish Goldsmiths’ school. Now in his 70s, he is still an active designer and sculptor […]

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