Asian Championship Decided in Lead Up to Oman Worlds

The Asian Open Championship for 49er and 49erFX wrapped up with two newer teams leading the fleets. Henan Umpiere with Fernando Diz (URU) won the 49er fleet with a commanding final day of 2, 1, 1. They are the first Uruguayan team to win a continental championship in the skiff and turned plenty of heads […]

Asian 49er and 49erFX Championships 2019 – Day Three

Going into racing today may have seemed straightforward for the fleets, but the race course proved a very different for them to crack. With a very close point battle going into the day and very tight racing, the course turned quite tricky with big shifts and variations in wind strength. In Race 1 of the […]

Asian 49er & 49erFX Championships 2019 – Day Two

The conditions 2019 Asian 49er and 49erFX Championship were fantastic all day, 7 to 11 knots of north easterly breeze out at Abu Dhabi. However, there were significant gusts and lulls across the course, with a few wind shifts thrown in for good measure. Akira Sakai and Russel Aylsworth managed to negotiate the course well […]

Asian 49er & 49erFX Championship 2019 – Day One

Abu Dhabi delivered beautiful conditions on Day One of the first Asian 49er and 49erFX Championships. In other words, the sunny skies and 09-knot north westerly breeze on a manageable swell was a similar version of what the competitors might expect at Abu Dhabi for the next year’s Tokyo 2020 Continental qualifier scheduled here during […]

Japan Claims Olympic Berth in Both Skiffs

The tension on the water at ASAF Asian Championship 2016 was fully loaded as Medal Races across the 6 Olympic fleets drew the biggest Asian regatta, to a close. Nine podium finishers from six days of racing in Abu Dhabi will go on to represent their Nations at the Rio 2016 in 145 days’ time, […]

Rain, Thunder, Lightening Challenges for Day 2 of Asian Championship

Another wet start to the day, with overhead storm around the race track at the scheduled start time of 1300 hours, kept fleets ashore, and the Race Committee postponed racing to 1500 hours. Postponements ashore saw teams relaxing around the venue and generally chilling in this very beautiful location at Abu Dhabi. Patience from the […]


The provisional entry list of the six Olympic classes racing at the ASAF Asian Championship 2016 counts one hundred and thirty-eight sailors from 21 nations and it is the biggest event in Asia for the Olympic classes thus far. The event is also a crucial event in the run up to the Rio Olympics qualification. […]

Olympic Dreams on the Line at ASAF Asian Championship 2016

Taking place from 05 – 12 March and hosted at Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, the ASAF Asian Championship 2016 will be contested over five race days on the stunning waters off the Abu Dhabi coast. The ASAF Asian Championship 2016 will be a platform for athletes to qualify their nations to the biggest […]