Hubbards, Nova Scotia, Canada – The Hubbards Community Waterfront has been completely transformed in preparation for the 2022 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World Championships. What was once a thriving fish processing plant, that became derelict after decades of decline, will now be a permanent access point to amazing sailing. Three levels of government (Government […]
College sailors are know for their tactical acumen and starting ability, who vital elements of fleet railing. However, it’s often been hard for college sailors to transition those skills into Olympic style sailing, which involves more boat speed, equipment management, and logistics on top of the pure racing skills. We are happy to share with […]
HALIFAX, N.S., April 8, 2021 – Nova Scotia will host a 400-strong field of the world’s best sailors from over 35 countries when the World Championships for three Olympic classes, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17, kick off in September 2022. Taking place in Canada for the first time in its history, the competition will […]
The Sultanate of Oman will host a 400-strong fleet of the world’s best sailors when the World Championships for three Olympic classes kick off in November 2021. Taking place in Asia for the first time in its history, sailors in the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 class will kickstart their path to the Paris 2024 […]
Coaches on the Olympic sailing circuit are predominantly male, but a new generation of female coaches have moved into the professional ranks. Reporter Chris Museler sat down with four of these coaches who are each champions in their own right and have transitioned to coaching for the Tokyo games. From left to right we have […]
The proximity of the upcoming 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Oceania and World Championships course area to some of the bushfires currently burning in the southern Australian state of Victoria has stirred the international sailing community to action.
It was a day of contrasts on day two of the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Oceania Championships. With breezes at almost the polar opposite to yesterday with a 10-12 knot seabreeze from the north, the fleets headed to the second alloted course areas off the coast of Auckland’s North Shore. These are the same waters which will play host to the 2021 America’s Cup, in which many of the 49er and Nacra 17 athletes will be competing.
Sky Sport will broadcast live all six days of December’s 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland, New Zealand, which is believed to be a world first for an Olympic class sailing world championships. As many as 400 of the world’s best sailors, including New Zealand’s Peter Burling and Blair Tuke and Alex […]
Modern Olympic boats have a classic World Championship The flashy 49er skiffs and foiling Nacra 17 were hosted by Risor, Norway, a historic wooden boat building town on the Southeastern Norwegian coast, but the classic element was more about sailors and friends coming together to compete. This seaside down of 3500 residents opened up their […]
After Friday’s (Day 3) final race the defending champion Swedes were disqualified by the jury in a protest with the Dutch. That put the Dutch into leadership position and critically took the otherwise doment Swedes drop race. How quickly racing changes… in Saturday’s (Day 4) first race, the Dutch got a black flag DSQ for […]