The US held their 49er Nationals alongside the 29erXX sailors in The Gorge, famous for their spectacular flat water and big winds.  Jonny Goldsberry and Charlie Smythe edged out Jon Ladha and Inkpen.  Winning the 29erXX Nationals were Kirsten Lane with Charlie McKee as crew.  Read full report  Results

Olympic Test Event Underway

The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta – also known as the Olympic Test Event, is currently underway in England.  24 teams from 24 countries are on the line. Follow results here


See below for the 2012 European format to be trialed and the timed results from the Gold fleet at the recent 2011 SEIKO European Championship in Helsinki, courtesy of TracTrac.  Weigh in on the subject on the 49er Facebook page here Here’s a better link to the timed data resultsrace times


Gooderham / Hogan win the 2011 49er.ca Championships by two points over fellow Canadians Ladha / Inkpen. Full Results


The innagural 49er Youth World Championship began today in Travemunde, Germany with 38 teams representing 12 countries.  See full results here  

US Nationals – Colombia Gorge

US Nationals scheduled for the epic Colombia River or the Gorge as it’s commonly known, in Oregon.  You too could win this fabulous trophy currently held by Pete Spaulding.  August 5-7 will be the event in conjunction with the 29erXX US Nationals.  For more information: www.cgra.org or check the events section of the website.


  The 2012 Europeans will be held in Lake Garda with a new Theatre Style race event.  Read the new plan 2012 theatre style Attached are also timed results from the 2011 49er Europeans that are based on pure timing, but not that different from the overall results.  We’re interested in sailors opinions — let’s respond […]

49er SEIKO Europeans Crowned

SEIKO Open Europeans 1. Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS 2. Dylan Fletcher/Alain Sign  GBR 3. Emil & Simon Toft Nielsen  DEN3. Nico delle Karth/Nikolaus Resch AUT   European Championship 1. Dylan Fletcher/Alain Sign GBR 2. Emil & Simon Toft Nielsen DEN 3. Nico delle Karth/Nikolaus Resch AUT  

49er AGM – Resolutions Passed

The following resolutions were passed unanimously at the recent World Council meeting held earlier this week Proposed Class Rule:  C.7    Limitations:  C.7.5 (b)    For Olympic Games, World Championships, Continental Championships, ISAF Sailing World Cup and other ISAF Grade 1 events only hull and wing assembly’s as manufactured by Licenced Builders who have undergone an official class […]