Changing of the Guard in 49er – A Tough Bet to Place

For the first time since 2008, the 2017 49er Class World Champion will not be any of Iker Martinez / Xabi Fernandez, Nathan Outteridge/ Iain Jensen, or Peter Burling/ Blair Tuke. It is a testament to the strength of the 49er Class that each of these three champions are now leading top professional sailing programs […]

German Leaders Avoid Disqualification at 2015 Europeans

A buzz hit the boat park as the race committee announced their intentions to protest two contenders for the title here in Porto, Portugal.  Vicky Jurczok with Anika Lorenz (GER) in the 49erFX and Erik Heil with Thomas Ploessel (GER) in the 49er each had identical spinnaker poles, purchased legally but modified/repaired with reinforcement in […]