2014 Sail Melbourne Report

Day 1 49er Nathan Outteridge and his crew Iain Jensen won a major victory just getting to the start line for their series opening three races. The 49er gold medallists from London missed a connecting flight and left San Francisco on Saturday night, which put them into Melbourne at 9.30am this morning. Sister Haylee drove […]

2014 Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi

49erFX – Day 1 New Zealand’s Alex Maloney and Molly Meech started the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final with a bang by taking the opening race victory in the 17-boat 49erFX fleet. The pair picked up a second victory in the third race of the day but a sandwiched tenth tarnishes their good start. Nonetheless […]

Sun, protests and incredible rises on the 3rd day of the 49er South Americans

Image: Fred Hoffmann caught the flying boys on Guanabara Bay this Friday. Rio de Janeiro – The third and penultimate day of the 49er and 49erFX South American Championships was raced in a condition that lives up to Rio de Janeiro’s reputation, a clear sunny and hot day (30°C), with a 10 to 12 knots […]

Second Day of the South Americans in Rio

Rio de Janeiro – The 49er and 49erFX South American Championship came to its second day with three more races concluded on this cloudy Thursday on Guanabara Bay. The fleet of 18 women and 25 men boats sailed on fickle south winds on the “Escola Naval” (the navy academy) racecourse, one of the courses that […]

Top 10 Reasons ISAF Should Approve Theatre Style In November

Since 2010 the 49er class has been investigating, testing and exploring exciting ways to conclude regattas.  The Theatre Style concept is now up for a final vote this week at the ISAF Annual Conference on inclusion at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. The concept will either be killed off (and we go back to one […]

2014 World Championship Skiff Wrap Up

The 2014 ISAF Worlds in Santander is the first major event of the Rio Quadrennial that all teams aim to peak at.  10 country qualification spots were on the line, along with the chance to prove to the world and to the fleet who is really on top.  80 men’s 49er teams and 53 women’s 49erFX […]