Doublehanded sailing is back

The 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 fleets completed the biggest ever Junior World Championship for each of the classes. A total of 140 teams from 30 nations are racing in the 2022 edition from Lago di Como, Italy. Simultaneously the 29er World had another 245 teams racing ‘just down the road’ in Spain. For the […]

Mackay Boats build fantastic record of success

The 2016 Rio Olympics were hugely successful for New Zealand’s sailors but even more so for a Kiwi boat building company. Mackay Boats built the boats that were first, second and third in the 49er class, first and second in the 49erFX and second and third in the women’s 470. Amazingly, they built 75 percent […]

Join the action for the 49er/FX and Nacra 17 worlds

December’s 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships are expected to dish up some spectacular racing and fans are invited to venture to Auckland to experience some of the action. As many as 400 sailors are expected to compete at the world championships at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club from November 29-December 8. Most of the top […]

Skiffs Set Up for French World Cup

Great Britain’s Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Stuart Bithell took 49er gold in the USA but were beaten by compatriots James Peters and Fynn Sterritt at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia who took the title to ensure the British Skiff battle continues with both teams in Hyères 49er fleet. Germany’s Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel who claimed bronze […]

Shifty conditions make Medal Races a test of nerve

With the World Cup Series secure going into the Medal Race, 49er sailors Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Stuart Bithell (GBR) sailed a clean race and largely stayed out of the fray. They finished fifth, capping off an impressive start to the Tokyo 2020 quad for this new team. “It feels like we’ve gelled pretty well,” said […]

Second Day of the South Americans in Rio

Rio de Janeiro – The 49er and 49erFX South American Championship came to its second day with three more races concluded on this cloudy Thursday on Guanabara Bay. The fleet of 18 women and 25 men boats sailed on fickle south winds on the “Escola Naval” (the navy academy) racecourse, one of the courses that […]