Ganapathy Chengappa with Varun Thakkar (IND) have won the Mussanah Open Championship, and with it a berth in the Tokyo Olympic games by the narrowest of margins. Just two points separated them from the chasing Akira Sakai with Russel Alysworth (HKG) who did all they could by winning the final four races of the regatta […]
Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke of Germany have won their selection trials and will race in Tokyo. The pair are leading Kieler Woche which is the third leg of their national trials and since they were already leading the trials have mathematically locked up Olympic selection. The German duo are long time campaigners but have […]
After the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships wrapped up with some amazing medal races and the dust settled in Auckland, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics picture began to reveal itself. With under 200 days until the Games commence in July there are only a handful of qualification spots remaining in the three classes.
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.
The Japanese 49er team of Leo Takahashi and Ibu Koizumi need a top performance at the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championship, December 3 – 8 on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, to qualify themselves for Tokyo 2020.
On the penultimate day of gold fleet racing, after a brief postponement the 49erFX gold were up first in the harbour course, to battle in the light winds for positioning going into the medal race. It was a day for the Scandinavians to shine, with the Danes having led from the left to round in […]
When the 49erFX fleet joins the 49er and Nacra17 for the 2019 Volvo Europeans, amongst the battles for Olympic selection will be the defending World Champions. Bekkering/Duetz, (NED) who look to keep their Tokyo 2020 campaign alive. At the recent Hempel World Cup Series event in Genoa, the Olympic classes were plagued with extremely light […]
Hempel World Cup Series Genoa delivered the first three medals as Dutch, Australian and Spanish sailors claimed titles in the 49erFX, 49er and Nacra 17. Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens (NED) won the 49erFX Medal Race, moving up two places to win gold before Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour sealed the deal in […]
At the 11th hour, the 49er class has been added to the Pan Am Games lineup along with additional quota places for the athletes expected to race. It joins the 49erFX and Nacra 17, along with 8 other disciplines in the PAG lineup. In December, a group of PASAF officials, World Sailing board members, class […]
It was a wonderful redemption for the Dutch team of Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz at the 47th Trofeo Princessa Sofia regatta as the girls had another great day of racing, winning all three races to lead the standings. The Dutch duo have been near the top of the 49erFX fleet for since the boats existence but a […]