One Winter Location to the Next – A Skiff Life

The fall is the off season for sailors, the Winter is for the skiff life.  The spring and summer are full of travel and regattas, a commuters life really, of changing locations and destination every other week as the calendar bustles through European major events and into the class events.  It’s a time of constant […]

Sail Melbourne 2015 Begins

49er Two bullets for David Gilmour and crewman, Rhys Mara, was plenty to give them an early break on the quality 49er fleet before the wind strengthened to the point some crews struggled to stay upright. On their Sailing World Cup day one Mara said, “It’s really good to be back in Australia and sailing […]

The Final Count

Buenos Aires, Argentina. The final day of the 2015 49er and 49er FX World Championship. The beautiful venue of Club Nautico in San Isidro hosted the 6 day event without a hitch resulting in 16 fairly sailed races, one newly crowned FX champion, and one long time favorite 49er boat coming in for the win. 49er  The […]

Day 6 – And the Olympic Berths go to…

Day 6  of the 2015 World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 49er In the 49er fleet, fellow leaders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke also struggled somewhat posting a 13th, 8th, and 8th, but with the Alonso brothers falling back they secured their 3rd straight 49er World Championship and 23rd straight 49er victory!  Climbing up the […]

Day 5 Magic Marine Daily Show

Day 5 at the 2015 Worlds saw some big changes to the scores, we talk about the squad culture its advantages and its challenges.

Day 5 – Alonsos win the Day, but Burling and Tuke On Top

The 2015 49er & 49er FX World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina is now one day away from crowning World Champions, along with announcing three more countries who will be heading to the Rio 2016 games. The Gold fleet was sent out to a beautiful morning on the water with a light Southerly wind, but […]

Day 4 – Wet and Wild

Day 4 of the 2015 World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been completed as the surrounding area has been inundated with thunderstorms and high winds since around midday. Silver fleet was sent out to a morning of cloudy skies and winds around 10 knots and building, shifting more and more East, then South East. […]

Top Country Contenders

The 2015 49er and 49er FX World Championships are very much underway and starting to reveal some coveted information regarding Olympic berths. For some countries vying for Olympic spots, the conditions just didn’t seem favorable and many were left just at the cusp of contention into the much sought after Gold fleet. Clean starts, varying […]

Drama Filled Day Decides 49er Gold Fleet and Olympic Contention

The 49er Story – 2015 World Championships (49erFX to follow after their racing) The qualifying series could not have been more challenging for the teams vying for Gold fleet inclusion, Olympic berths, and Olympic selection.  Starting the day, the teams vying for Olympic berths were huddled at the top of the 49er leaderboard, with 4 of […]