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 […]

New Faces on Podium in Palma

Six new faces stood on the 49er and 49erFX podiums in Palma after some wonderful performances this week.  In the 49erFX, the Schutt sisters won the event in convincing fashion stretching their lead to thirty points by the end.  This is the first time onto the podium for the duo and adds a new name […]

Gold Fleets Set in Palma

After two crazy day of racing the 49er and 49erFX fleets are all set for Gold fleet racing.  With only four racing in qualifying there was a huge importance on starting out this event well, made especially challenging by the unstable conditions.  Day 2 proved slightly less extreme than day 1 where boats were toppled […]

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 […]

Kiwis Take the Win, Stay Hungry To Improve

Going into the medal race in Miami it is red bull sponsored Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) who will take the victory.  After 12 fleet races they are out in front by 50 points, the largest margin of victory for any World Cup ever in the 49erFX.  Alex and Molly are the 2013 World […]

Maloney – Meech – and Wings Fly Way Out in Front!

49er Diego Botin and Iago Lopez’s (ESP) overnight 14 point lead was shattered by a culmination of bad results and tight performances from their rivals. John Pink and Stuart Bithell (GBR) and Joel Turner and Iain Jensen (AUS) kept things together, remaining at the front of the pack and now share the lead on 42 […]

49er Qualifying and 49erFX Fleet Gets Racing

Day 2 49erFX New Zealand’s Alex Maloney and Molly Meech were left somewhat disappointed as they returned ashore after four 49erFX races with a handy advantage at the top of the leader board. For many a 2-2-5-9 scoreline would be a day of work well done. But for the Maloney, the ninth, which they discard, […]