Competitive Hunt for Junior Titles

With  one day of racing to go in Kingston, Canada, the top Juniors are in a tight fight for the Junior World Championship. Kingston, home of the sailing at the 1976 Olympics, has lived up to it’s reputation for great sailing through the North American’s and now JWC, and teams making the trip will have […]

Reviewing Squad Strategies at the 49erFX Junior World Championship

Just after the Olympic games, the next generation of skiff stars lined up to see who was the best U23 team in the World.  Like all events with the skiffs, both 49er and 49erFX were competing at the same time and in the same venue.  Unlike other skiff events, the 2016 version became the first […]

Intense Racing Decides Junior World Championship

Thirty teams awoke with unease in their bellies on this final day of the 2016 Junior World Championship.  The format put each set of teams ranked 8th through 15th into a semi final, with one advancing to join teams 1 through 7 already guaranteed a spot in the finals. First up were the 49erFX semi’s, […]

Dutch and Austrians Take Junior Titles in Flensburg

2015 marked the fourth ever Junior World Championship for 49er and the third for the 49erFX as 69 teams assembled in Flensburg, Germany to compete for the U24 titles.  Much of the championship was blustery, with all races in full power conditions and occasionally into survival mode.  It was a test for a broad spectrum […]

Another Blustery Day – The Spanish Armada Handled It

Sunday June 29, 2014 – Aarhus, Denmark Day 2 of the Championship was similar to day 1, with 10 knots of breeze and offshore, shifty conditions keeping the sailors on their toes.  The key hurdle for the 49er fleet was gold fleet qualification, as the field of 44 will be narrowed to 25 at days […]