Big Moves Shift Fleet to Set Up Final Day Live Broadcast

With big fleets and lots of racing on day 4 there was much shifting in the standings of both the 49er and 49erFX fleets.  The Final Day race will be live broadcast on youtube and you can watch the action from the 49er Hyeres page  Racing starts at 11 am local time. Setting Up a Great […]

Challenge of Gold Fleet Racing Brings Out the Best

The story in 49er land was all about navigating small talented fleets and trying to string together good races.  With only 25 boats in top flight 49er sailing literally everybody on the water can take a race.  This regatta, like most it’s all about putting up a good day in order to march up the […]

Two Days in One Under Blue Skies

The skies parted in Clearwater for Day 3 of the 49er and 49erFX North American’s. An offshore breeze greeted the 49er fleet to kick off the days racing. In 7 knots the men raced toward the beach in shifty conditions. Ruggi Tita continued hi winning ways and took the first race. The wind started decreasing […]

Lumpy Conditions Greet 49er Fleets on Day 1 of the North Americans

Clearwater, FL, Day 1 – 2015 North American Championship The 49erFX were up first on the day starting crisply at 10:30 am.  Under clear skies and a chilly 12 knots of breeze, the 22 strong fleet got going. After sitting on shore for day 1, the competitors were quite keen to get racing.Wisely, experienced Race […]

Clearwater North Americans Sailing Event Happening off Clearwater Beach Next Week

Clearwater, FL. February 2, 2015 – The participating classes of Clearwater North Americans: 49er, 49erFX, & Nacra 17 will begin on February 5th, 2015. Preparations are in full swing for more than 140 competitors from 19 different countries and 5 continents have already registered! The world’s best skiff sailors are vying for the North American […]

Nicko’s Take the Win Sail For Your Soul

Five teams had potential to win the Miami World Cup 2015 heading into the medal race.  It was a blustery day with winds in the low teens, plenty of shifts and pressure changes and a suitable challenge for these top 49er sailors. In pole position were Nico Delle Karth and Niko Resch of Austria.  These […]

Inaugural Oceania Regatta Wrap Up

Oceania Regatta 2015 – Perth, Western Australia The inaugural Oceania Regatta for the 49er Class was run and won during early January on the beautiful water of the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia. The regatta was held by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and racing was conducted for the most part right in front […]

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 […]