Vilamoura delivering Champagne sailing

The 5th Edition of the Portugal Grand Prix Round 2 was full on. 4 days of amazing sailing conditions for the 49er, FX, ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 fleets and the full schedule of races completed. Vilamoura at its best!! The easterly winds present in the 4 days of racing, ranging from 10 to 21 […]

The biggest waves of my life

HIGHLIGHTS: – Big wind and high waves 49er and 49erFX fleets in Lanzarote– Olympic gold medallist Anna Tobias (USA): “Maybe the biggest wave I’ve ever seen!” – Double Olympian Saskia Tidey (GBR): “Defo the Biggest Wave of My Life!” – British on top of skiff fleets with Black & Tidey (GBR) take FX win and […]

2024 Europeans to be Hosted in La Grande Motte, France in May 2024

The 49er and Nacra 17 classes are pleased to announce the 2024 European Championship of 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 will be held in La Grande Motte, France just before the Paris Olympics. The race days are May 7-12 and will surely be a final selection regatta for some nations selecting teams for the 2024 […]

HANS HENKEN: EXECUTING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL / REACHING GOALS

Hans Henken’s biggest goal as a kid – and still is – was to compete at the Olympic Games, against the world’s best on the world’s biggest stage. At thirty years old, Henken is nothing short of one highly accomplished human, both on and off the water. Starting off as a six-year-old in the Naples […]

Fantela Brothers win two gold races

Day four was a classic ‘Bay Day’ with 12 to 14 knots of steady sea breeze for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Nova Scotia, Canada. HIGHLIGHTS After a wait for the sea breeze to settle across St Margaret’s Bay, it was a classic day of sea breeze racing where good starts, […]

Nova Scotia kicks up hard for the Olympic skiffs

Hubbards, Nova Scotia, Canada – All the pent-up pre-regatta tension was set free on a wild and wavy race track on day one of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Nova Scotia, Canada. HIGHLIGHTS Multiple nosedives and capsizes in conditions that kicked up to 27 knots with waves of 1.5 metres First-time […]

Tricky Medal Race can’t Stop Champions From Winning

After a dramatic penultimate day that saw boats launching and crashing in bursts of spray, the medal races Sunday were a 180 from Saturday where racing was cancelled early. The 2022 European Champions were crowned in the 49er and 49erFX after the Bay of Aarhus dished out subtle but game changing shifts and puffs that […]

Life in the Passing Lane for Gold Fleet Standouts

In a week of shifting and gusty offshore winds, day one of the 49er FX and 49er Gold Fleet series revealed the most hectic conditions yet. The result? Top sailors from each fleet had to earn their stripes, many linking up small shifts and big puffs to pass boats five or even ten at a […]