Italians keen to grab the golden Games ticket

Two races completed for two 49erFX groups in qualifying, and one race apiece for the three qualifying groups in the 49er Men… 49erFX: Italians keen to grab the golden Games ticket They say it’s unlucky to win the warm-up regatta but Jana Germani and Giorgia Bertuzzi dismissed that theory as superstitious mumbo jumbo. The Italian […]

It’s a wrap: Test event for the European championships

In the lead-up to the European Championships, which also serves as an Olympic qualification event starting on November 8th, the PROW GROUP European Warm UP 2.0 Regatta recently took place from October 26th to 29th in the charming setting of Vilamoura. This regatta wasn’t just practice; it was a showcase of talent and fierce competition. […]

49er, FX, and Nacra 17 Europeans to Vilamoura, Portugal in 2023

The 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Classes have agreed with Vilamoura Sailing who will host the European Championship in October of 2023. This championship will be a critical one in the lead up to Paris 2024 and will likely be the European continental qualifier for the games. Additionally, many nations will use this championship as […]

United States and Germany win in Cascais

It looks like Tokyo in Cascais, On the last day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship after a stormy morning, the sun shyly appeared and filled the bay of Cascais with light. The championship could not have ended in the best way with the Cascais Bay delivering the best for the Olympic […]

Olympic Skiffs Sidelined in Portuguese Calms

Fog, Light Winds Kill First Two Days of the 2017 49er World Championship Porto, Portugal (29 August 2017) – They’re some of the fastest sailors ever to pull on a sheet, and while many of the 80 men’s and 57 women’s Olympic skiff sailing teams arrived here weeks ago to practice for the most important […]

Soft breeze and big shifts upset some of the big beasts

Rodolfo and Gonçalo Pires from Portugal win a race

Very light airs made for a tricky fourth day at the 49er and 49er FX European Championships in Porto. After a long wait ashore for the breeze to fill in, the 49erFX sailors were sent home without any gold fleet finals racing today. By late afternoon a light breeze was blowing out to sea, and […]

Stunning Day to Kick off 49erFX Europeans in Porto

The sun rose, sailors rigged, and the 2015 49er & 49erFX European Championship started on time under blue skies, light winds, and fair swell.  Two fleet of the worlds best skiff sailors took to the water to compete in the 49erFX, witht the men’s 49er scheduled to start the following day. The fleets were divided […]

River Race Sets Stage for 49er Europeans in Porto

The boat park hums with registration, measurement, last minute tuning, and last minute nerves on the Duoro River in Porto, Portugal.  On Monday the 6th the 49erFX Eruopean Championship will begin followed by the 49er class on the 7th.  To cut the tension and invite the city of Porto into the regatta a fun River […]

Porto to Host 2015 European Championship

The 49er class is delighted to announce the 2015 European Championship will be held in Porto, Portugal, July 7-12, 2015.  Porto promises to be a spectacular venue for the premier event on European waters in 2015.  Porto is really 3 cities working together as one enabling both cultural and sporting to take advantage of the […]