Sandy Dawson and Ulrika Silfverberg never thought they would find rubbish so fascinating, and rewarding.
It is a measure of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke’s class that even on a day when they weren’t totally in their groove they are still in with a good chance of claiming a fifth 49er world title.
Qualification battles heat up as sailors look to book their tickets to Tokyo
Two 49er teams well known to the podium but yet to qualify their countries for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games finished first and second at the three-day Oceanic Championships which served as a warm-up event for next week’s 2019 Hyundai World Championships.
Reproduced from Yachting New Zealand Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have sailed in a fair few big regattas in their time and next week’s Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships rates highly on their list. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of all the fact they are sailing at […]
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.
The USA 49er and 49erFX skiff teams blitzed day one of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Oceania Championship, the women’s pairing of Stephanie Robel and Maggie Shea posting a low score, thanks to two wins and a third, to lead the fleet and Rio 2016 Gold Medallists Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze of Brazil by 7 points.
Glamour conditions greeted the 178 international teams on the opening day of racing at the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 Oceania Championships. The three-day warmup regatta before next weeks world championships is hosted by Auckland’s Royal Akarana Yacht Club on the shores of the Waitemata.
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 […]
Sky Sports New Zealand will broadcast the 2016 49er & 49erFX World Championship from the sunny shores of Clearwater Beach, Florida on February 12-14, 2016. The coverage will be of both the 49er and 49erFX Gold fleet racing live from the in it’s entirety. “We are proud to produce the 2016 49er Worlds live broadcast from […]