Grael Claims Victory in Decisive Downwind Leg – Kiwis Win Again!

Martine Grael (BRA) and Ida Nielsen (DEN) were each looking to win here in Palma with only 4 points separating them and three 10 minute races to compete. The first race solved little with Grael pulling an extra 2 points ahead, and then in one decisive downwind leg, a 2 minute run, Grael shot from […]

49er Class Leaders Showing the Way – Plenty to Play for in 49erFX

Day 5 – 2014 World Cup of Sailing – Palma The day began ominously with the 48 hour storm still in full effect.  By game time however, the wind had decreased from 28 knots to 20 and racing started on time.  The 49er fleet was first up after a tempestuous Thursday, and had 3 races in […]

Big Power Conditions Challenge Top Sailors

April 3, 2014 – Sailing World Cup of Palma Overnight the USS Harry Truman, a Nimitz Class Aircraft carrier, came into the bay of Palma, quite possibly to escape the weather.  At the same time, the 49erFX fleet took to sea and thrived under tough conditions.  Almost one year ago to the day, these elite […]

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 […]