2019 World Championship

Start Date

2019-11-29

End Date

2019-12-08

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

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Epic Battles determine three World Titles

Epic Battles determine three World Titles

Auckland witnessed the climax of three tensely fought World Championships, where none of the victors had it easy… Challenging Auckland wind and waves played their part in determining the outcome of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships. We have three winners, but anyone watching the groundbreaking live coverage will know that there […]

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Tough Day for the Yellow GERseys

Tough Day for the Yellow GERseys

Some race analysis and video clips from the penultimate day of the Championships…. 49erFX Gold Race 1:  A great pin end start by NED 1, who rounded the top mark behind POL 888. But then a horrible kite trawl for the reigning World Champions allowed the chasing pack to close in. On the second windward […]

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Champions make vital moves before Super Sunday

Champions make vital moves before Super Sunday

The 49er and 49erFX both saw new regatta leaders heading into the final day of competition, while the Nacra 17 title race looks wide open… The breeze was a little softer than previous days, and at times extremely unpredictable and shifty. Yet somehow the class acts continue to prove that they’re still the class acts, […]

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World champs aiming to be clean and green

World champs aiming to be clean and green

Sandy Dawson and Ulrika Silfverberg never thought they would find rubbish so fascinating, and rewarding.

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Burling and Tuke within striking distance at Worlds

Burling and Tuke within striking distance at Worlds

It is a measure of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke’s class that even on a day when they weren’t totally in their groove they are still in with a good chance of claiming a fifth 49er world title.

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Going Deeper into a Difficult Day 4

Going Deeper into a Difficult Day 4

Some deeper analysis of the tight racing in the 49er and 49erFX Gold Fleet competition on Day 4, the first day of the Finals… 49er Gold Race 1: In the light sea breeze the first race saw a clean start and the fleet split left and right. The right side of the course played marginally […]

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Big Names starting to fall of the Wagon

Big Names starting to fall of the Wagon

Qualification battles heat up as sailors look to book their tickets to Tokyo

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Huge Scrap for the Gold Rush

Huge Scrap for the Gold Rush

The end of the Qualifying Series in any Olympic-class World Championship is always a fraught scramble to make it through to the Gold Fleet Finals. Scrape through to the final 25 and you live to fight another three days. Fail to make the cut – and the best you can finish is 26th overall. Add […]

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Left is Best – Analysis of Day 2 Racing at the Worlds

Left is Best – Analysis of Day 2 Racing at the Worlds

The pin end of the line is proving a popular place to start, with the 49er and 49erFX race tracks of day two often yielding an advantage on the left-hand side. Despite the left paying, some of the race leaders at the bottom gate were still opting for the right-hand side, only to lose out […]

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USA veteran finds her feet in the FX, and Austria 1 point ahead of Kiwi 49er legends

USA veteran finds her feet in the FX, and Austria 1 point ahead of Kiwi 49er legends

Day two of the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships brought solid breezes across all courses, still with plenty of wind shift and surprise to keep the 400-odd competitors on their toes. After being held ashore on day one due to too much breeze, today was the first opportunity for the 49erFX […]

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Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is famous for its stunning harbours and sailing culture. It is, without a doubt, a world-class racing and regatta destination.

The downtown competition venue offers quick and easy access to a vibrant city with a celebrated culinary scene, fantastic shopping, and dynamic arts and culture. As well as big city sophistication, Auckland also offers an incredible natural setting; beautiful beaches, volcanic cones, island getaways and expansive parks are never too far away.

Home to sailing champions and the highly anticipated 2021 Americas Cup, Aucklanders and New Zealander’s alike are proud of their sailing heritage. Here, the Championship will enjoy huge support from the public.

Auckland is looking forward to welcoming all athletes, teams and supporters of the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17 World Championships.

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