2018 U23 Junior World Championship

Start Date

2018-08-28

End Date

2018-09-01

Location

Marseille, France

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Irish Sailing Punching Above Its Weight

Irish Sailing Punching Above Its Weight

Irish Sailing has a small sailing team which is punching above it’s weight these days. In Olympic sailing, among the small sailing nations, there are two types of initial approaches: find and support singular talents and back them as much as possible and then those who look to establish a pathway to find repeatable success […]

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Three New Junior World Champions Crowned!

I Just Want to Beat the Boys! ”I just want to get out there and beat the boys,” said Vilma Bobeck (SWE). That was her mood this morning as leader of the 49erFX World Championship, and second overall in the open 49er Class Championship. Unfortunately for her and team mate Malin TENGSTRÖM, they would never […]

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Locked on the Scoreboard – Separated on the Water

Locked on the Scoreboard – Separated on the Water

Daniel NYBORG – Sebastian WRIGHT OLSEN – DEN 277 Today was another fierce test for the 49erFX  and 49er Gold fleets which were first up on the schedule. With the mistral forecast, everyone knew the tough conditions were coming, it was just a matter of when. One race was completed in tough conditions, but then […]

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Best Juniors Racing on the Limit

Best Juniors Racing on the Limit

A Flex and a Wink After three breezy races to end qualifying, the fleet headed back to the base. Daniel Nybork and Sebastian Olsen (DEN) sailed brilliantly with a 2, 1, 1 and upon reaching shore with their first ever lead in a 49er championship, Sebastian dropped everything to sprint back into the water and […]

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Juniors Hit Pause On Racing

Juniors Hit Pause On Racing

Maybe it is the calm before the storm… Day2 at the Youth Worlds: Once again the wind behaved like a spoiled child so the 49erFX and the Nacra17 couldn’t compete. Nevertheless, the race committee decided the 49ers would manage to try to race and so they set sail at about 3pm. And as they said, […]

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The Chase for the Title Has Begun

The Chase for the Title Has Begun

Key figures and information of the championships first day 99 Teams – 198 Sailors 28 Countries 6 Continents Irregular gusty wind between 3 and 20 knots in the morning Sea Breeze of 10-13 knots in the afternoon All sailors are U23, so none can turn 23 years old in 2018 The title chase has begun… […]

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Last training session before the Junior World Championship begins

Last training session before the Junior World Championship begins

Key figures of the JWV a day before the competitions start 104 teams competing for the title 300 people from abroad attending the venue (competitors, coaches, friends and families, referees, judges, juries…) 28 different nations on the start line 2 regatta courses 5 days of races from Aug 28 to Sept 1 Today from 2pm […]

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More 49ers Racing Now Than Ever Before

More 49ers Racing Now Than Ever Before

The final regattas of the Northern Hemisphere summer are on, and there are more 49ers racing now than at any point in the history of the class. The Juniors are all together in Marseille, the Olympic hopefuls are all together in Japan, and the Asian Games are on. Add to that a host of smaller […]

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Editorial: Discard Races Should Be Dropped

Editorial: Discard Races Should Be Dropped

Taking a further look at the 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championship results, it is clear that in most major championships for Olympic skiffs and cats, there is no longer a need for drop races. Drop races in this type of sailing decrease the chances of the best team winning the event, and add unnecessary complication […]

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U23 Championship an Early Preview to Paris 2024

U23 Championship an Early Preview to Paris 2024

The very best Junior 2 person sailing teams will be getting a preview of Paris 2024 as the U23 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Junior World Championship is set for the end of August 2018. Marseille will host the championship, and the Olympic racing  six years later, giving sailors, officials, and fans a look at […]

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