How to Qualify and Race in the 2018 Sailing World Cup

World Sailing announced the qualification system and procedure March 23, 2017 to inform sailors and coaches how to gain entry to the 2018 Sailing World Cup. The 2018 SWC consists of 3 Rounds and then a SWC Final in June: Gamagori, Japan – 15 to 22 Oct 2017 Miami, USA – 21 to 28 Jan […]

On the Bubble to Gold

It was a stressful final day of qualifying for the 72 boat 49er fleet, only 25 of whom can make gold fleet.  With seven of ten scheduled races completed there were still more than 20 teams on the bubble hoping to sail well enough to keep their hopes alive.  The conditions were a combination of […]

Unstable Winds No Match For Champions

The 49erFX fleet raced first off the waters of Barcelona.  As the sea breeze grew it was a much lighter start than day 1, with the teams crouching on the wing for the first two races, before the wind filled in to ten knots for the third race. 2015 World and European Champions, Giulia Conti […]

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 […]

Wild Day Pushes Top Sailors Up the Standings

April 2, 2014 – Sailing World Cup – Palma The 49er Gold Fleet was treated to a strong offshore wind today of up to 20 knots that threw crews around like it was their boss. Well, almost all the crews. Many of the favorites took advantage of the shifty and puffy conditions to march up […]