Belgium Chasing Ireland and Croatia for Final Olympic Berth

Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove (IRL) were one major mistake away from a stupendous day in their bid to win the final Olympic 49er berth for Tokyo 2020. The 2018 Junior World Champions won two of the three races on the day, but scored a UFD (over the start line early) in the middle race […]

Mapping the Route to Tokyo for 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17

World Sailing and the IOC have finally concluded the Tokyo 2020 qualification system, including continental qualification. The 49er has 19 spots at the games, 20 for the Nacra 17, and 21 for the 49erFX. The previous baseline of 20 was slightly adjusted to account for a 50-50 male-female ratio at the games, while managing to […]

Transitioning Teams Excelling In Aarhus

What do Nathan Outteridge, Sime Fantela, and Tanja Frank all have in common? They all won medals in Rio, have taken charge today in Aarhus, and are sailing different classes than they were sailing 2 years ago when they won Olympic medals! Aarhus has proven to be a challenging venue, with offshore winds, lots of […]

Worlds Begin – Live Broadcasts Daily – Spanish Start with DSQ

The 2018 Hempell Sailing World Championship begins for the 49er and 49erFX on Saturday the 4th of August and the Nacra 17 racing begins the following day. Each day there are live broadcasts from the Stadium course and we will send you the live notifications daily for easy access.There is even more than medals at […]

Swiss 49er Grab Final Rio Berth – 49erFX Still Uncertain

It was a day to remember for Sebastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean of Switzerland who claim the final berth for the 2016 Olympic games and will be competing in Rio. ┬áSebastien was delighted posting, “Who would have thought so 2 years ago when I quit my little Laser Radial to jump in this crazy boat […]