Olympic Dreams on the Line in Pan-American Games

Day 5 at the Pan-American Games has brought great action and intense competition in the skiff sailing regatta, with Olympic Dreams on the line. 49er Class in Pan-American Games: The 49er class featured some exciting battles, with the American duo of Ian Barrows and Hans Henken leading the charge with 16 points. They demonstrated their […]

Three New Junior World Champions Crowned!

I Just Want to Beat the Boys! ”I just want to get out there and beat the boys,” said Vilma Bobeck (SWE). That was her mood this morning as leader of the 49erFX World Championship, and second overall in the open 49er Class Championship. Unfortunately for her and team mate Malin TENGSTRÖM, they would never […]

Locked on the Scoreboard – Separated on the Water

Daniel NYBORG – Sebastian WRIGHT OLSEN – DEN 277 Today was another fierce test for the 49erFX  and 49er Gold fleets which were first up on the schedule. With the mistral forecast, everyone knew the tough conditions were coming, it was just a matter of when. One race was completed in tough conditions, but then […]

Best Juniors Racing on the Limit

A Flex and a Wink After three breezy races to end qualifying, the fleet headed back to the base. Daniel Nybork and Sebastian Olsen (DEN) sailed brilliantly with a 2, 1, 1 and upon reaching shore with their first ever lead in a 49er championship, Sebastian dropped everything to sprint back into the water and […]

Juniors Hit Pause On Racing

Maybe it is the calm before the storm… Day2 at the Youth Worlds: Once again the wind behaved like a spoiled child so the 49erFX and the Nacra17 couldn’t compete. Nevertheless, the race committee decided the 49ers would manage to try to race and so they set sail at about 3pm. And as they said, […]

The Chase for the Title Has Begun

Key figures and information of the championships first day 99 Teams – 198 Sailors 28 Countries 6 Continents Irregular gusty wind between 3 and 20 knots in the morning Sea Breeze of 10-13 knots in the afternoon All sailors are U23, so none can turn 23 years old in 2018 The title chase has begun… […]

Last training session before the Junior World Championship begins

Key figures of the JWV a day before the competitions start 104 teams competing for the title 300 people from abroad attending the venue (competitors, coaches, friends and families, referees, judges, juries…) 28 different nations on the start line 2 regatta courses 5 days of races from Aug 28 to Sept 1 Today from 2pm […]

More 49ers Racing Now Than Ever Before

The final regattas of the Northern Hemisphere summer are on, and there are more 49ers racing now than at any point in the history of the class. The Juniors are all together in Marseille, the Olympic hopefuls are all together in Japan, and the Asian Games are on. Add to that a host of smaller […]