Allan Norregaard Announces His Olympic Future

As the 2013 season draws to a close the world of Olympic sailing is kicking into high gear.  2013, a post Olympic year, was a relatively quiet one, but going forward teams know that only a full push can results in the gold medal they all covet. Allan Norregaard, Bronze medalist in the 49er in […]

49erFX Down to Final Race – Crews Steering – Austrians Demolish in 49er

After 19 races in the first event 49er Intergalactic Championship of Rio, the final race was the decider for the 49erFX fleet was who beat who wins between Charlotte Dobson with Sophie Ainsworth versus Frances Peters and Nicola Groves.  The sailors decided this morning that the final race of the championship would be a crew […]

Outteridge and Price Victorious At Home In Melboune

Australia dominated the skiff fleets at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne.  A strong northerly breeze met athletes at Sandringham Yacht Club for the final day.  With gusts over 20 knots there were thrills and spills aplenty on the Stadium course as fans gathered on the Yacht Club balcony to enjoy the spectacle. 49erFX In the […]

Intergalactics Kicks into Stride with AP Watching

Day 3 – Intergalactics of Rio Six races were held in the medal race area right in front of Flamenco beach on day 3 of the Intergalactic championships in Rio.  The day was almost more notable, however as the associated press stopped by in the morning with almost a dozen reporters and organizers who were […]

Garbage in Water Ruins Racing in Rio

Day 2 – Intergalactic Championship in Rio Fantastic Conditions The sea breeze kicked in early on the Olympic waters of Rio.  By the 1:00 pm start line 10-14 knots of wind filled the Olympic race course and the days racing started on time.  More than half of the worlds top 10 49er sailors are racing […]

Interesting Day Sailing In Rio

The first day of the 2013 Rio Intergalactic had conditions very similar to what sailors can expect at the Rio Olympics.  There are two options for the breeze here in Rio, it can be right or left of the sugarloaf and today it was left.  The only difference between today and what we expect at the […]

Interesting Format Twist for First Intergalactics

10 of the best 49er teams and 4 of the best 49erFX teams face off in Olympic waters to test themselves and the race course 2 years out from the games.  Teams from Britain, Austria, Ireland, Germany Denmark, have joined the Brazilian teams in a training camp and regatta to get comfortable with the area. […]

Both Fleets Tight After Nice Opening Day in Melbourne

49er   Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) enjoyed a positive return to the 49er at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne showing the expertise and precision that won than a comprehensive Olympic gold over a year ago.  In a 12-boat fleet the Australians were dominant and opened up their first ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta […]

Ferry Offer to 49er Europeans Participants

©Eero Lehtinen

The Finnlines ferry company offers 49er Europeans participants special prices on the routes they operate. One of the most convenient ways to arrive in Helsinki is by ferry from Travemünde. You just drive your car on the ferry and some 28 h later you arrive in Helsinki. Travel period:     23.06.-20.07.2014 Booking period: until 31.03.2014 1.Sweden-Finland […]

New Champions of South America!

Day 4 of the 2013 South American’s was uneventful.  With the fleet anxious to get their final 2 races in, the wind did not cooperate.  Finally, some breeze came through but then was stamped out by another light rain shower and the race committee had no choice but to abandon the day and conclude the […]