Prize Money, Live Broadcasting, Big Fleets, and Tricky Wind to Start Hyeres

Christophe Launay Photo

The racing got under way in Hyeres today for the second major event of 2015, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres.  The 49er fleet, 40 boats strong, was up first and started in extremely light conditions.  In fact, conditions were so light that five of the best sailing teams in the world could not finish the […]

The Gold Fleet Goal

Tuesday, April 21, 2014 Battle to Qualify There are teams for which qualifying is a period to ‘sail safe’ through and then aim to peak during the gold fleet racing.  For the vast majority of the 49er fleet, however, qualifying is the main event.  The intensity of qualifying has been even more drastic this year […]

Tricky First Day for 2014 North American’s

49er sailing under blue skies

There are more 49ers racing on continental USA than at any other time in the history of this class!  With 30 49er and 30 49erFX racing in the North American champs, this year’s regatta is a huge challenge to the teams looking to take home some silverware.  Adding to the challenge were the conditions today […]