Capsizes Shake Up FX Semifinal Leaderboard, Men’s 49ers Abandoned on Penultimate Day of Worlds Porto, Portugal (1 September 2017) – The Portuguese tradewinds were in full howl this morning over Matosinhos, Portugal as Day 5 dawned on the 2017 49er/FX World Championships.  With the top 20 qualifiers advancing to the gold fleet semifinal round and […]

2017 49erFX Worlds – Rio Olympics Redux

Just over a year ago, during the Rio Olympic Games, four teams were tied going into the last race! The hometown heroes, Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) capped the ultimate dream finish in front of their home fans by winning a gold medal. Rarely in sailing do we get to see such a tight […]

2017 Skiff Format and How We Got Here

In November 2016, World Sailing adopted a Theatre Style conclusion for the 49er, and 49erFX for Tokyo 2020.  As such, the 49er Class formed a Format Working Party and is happy to introduce the following format for the 2017 49er Championships. Qualifying 3 days with 10 total races scheduled, each race scheduled for 30 minutes […]