EUROSAF Calendar Released for 2013

EUROSAF  has been announced their calendar for 2013  with 5 venues selected. Fraglia Vela Riva, Riva del Garda, ITA: 8-12 May Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, The Netherlands: 21-25 May Sail for Gold, Weymouth, GBR: 8-12 June Kieler Woche, Kiel, GER: 22-26 June Semaine Olympique Francaise, La Rochelle, FRA: 9-13 October The first four events take […]

Canadian Grant Program Announced

The Canadian 49er Class announced today the Canadian Boat Grant Program. With the aim of bringing younger sailors into the Canadian 49er class, Pitch Pole Skiff Products (aka will be providing charter boats to young Canadian sailors interested in sailing the Olympic class 49er skiff. The charter boats will be a complete 49er with […]

2013 Youth Worlds Venue Sought

Bids are being accepted for the 2013 Youth World Championships.  Organizers interested in hosting please contact Ben Remocker. Photo: Thomas Eibenberg – Gallery

Frei & Rocherieux Crowned 49er European Champions

Peters and Fitzgerald are Youth World Champions Theatre Style racing proved to be both exciting and promising. Matheiu Frei and Yann Rocherieux (FRA) sailed beautifully throughout the week and used the new format to their advantage to win the overall title. We caught up with them just across the finish line, after a quick douse […]

Garda Perfection

Garda was true to form as it served up 12-18 knots of perfection for the 49er teams at the European and Youth World Championship.  The Silver fleet held 3 races at 10am on the closer course with the Gold fleet being sent out in the afternoon and the Silver back out for one more after […]

Wild Day For Racing

The leftover wind from the frontal system was a bit too much for the skiffs to handle.  Sailors were sent out at 10:30 in a clearing Peler, the northerly wind, but after 2 laps, the race was abandoned and sailors scurried back to Fraglia Vela Riva to wait for the wind to drop.  Sustained wind […]

Second Round of Qualifying Begins

Thunder rumbled between the mountains as the 49ers clocked 3 races each for the Gold and Silver fleets on Lake Garda.  Sailing out of Fraglia Vela Riva, one race was held in light conditions with a 8:30am start in very light conditions and the fleet sent back to shore once the rain began.  After a […]

Local Boys Take the Lead

Local sailors Jacopo Plazzi and Umberto Molineris (ITA) used local knowledge and years spent on Lake Garda to move into the lead for the 49er European Championship.  With an impending front approaching, the winds were light for Garda standards, with 8-10 knots maximum for the day.  Posting a 1-3-3 for the day, Plazzi commented “ […]

SEIKO 49er European Championship - Qualifying Begins

Two races were held for the 49er fleet for the first days of qualifying for the European and Youth World Championship.  Recovering from their epic long distance race held the day prior, the 63 boat fleet were split into two groups and sent to two courses on Lake Garda with seemingly two separate winds. The […]