Seiko, Velocitek and the 49er Class are collaborating to determine who is the fastest 49er team!   Starting in April speed attempts will be held during the days surrounding the ISAF World Cup events (beginning in April), 49er Worlds and Europeans, beginning with the Princesa Sofia Regatta in Palma, Spain.  The new carbon mast and square top mainsail will be the equipment used. Registration for the event will be open to all 49er Class members.  Registration can be made through the 49er website for a 20€ registration fee.  Velocitek Speed Pucks will be provided to each entry to record the run with verification to be confirmed by a member of the 49er Executive at the event.  Each event will have a winner, and the overall top speed team will be crowned “2009 Seiko Velatura 49er Speed Champions” at the conclusion of the Sail for Gold event in Weymouth. 

Overall winners will receive $5,000 USD and 2 Seiko Velatura watches.

register here for the Seiko Speed Challenge. More documents can be found on the Events section of this website.

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