Big Moves Shift Fleet to Set Up Final Day Live Broadcast

With big fleets and lots of racing on day 4 there was much shifting in the standings of both the 49er and 49erFX fleets.  The Final Day race will be live broadcast on youtube and you can watch the action from the 49er Hyeres page  Racing starts at 11 am local time. Setting Up a Great […]

Challenge of Gold Fleet Racing Brings Out the Best

The story in 49er land was all about navigating small talented fleets and trying to string together good races.  With only 25 boats in top flight 49er sailing literally everybody on the water can take a race.  This regatta, like most it’s all about putting up a good day in order to march up the […]

Gold Fleets Set in Palma

After two crazy day of racing the 49er and 49erFX fleets are all set for Gold fleet racing.  With only four racing in qualifying there was a huge importance on starting out this event well, made especially challenging by the unstable conditions.  Day 2 proved slightly less extreme than day 1 where boats were toppled […]

Two Days in One Under Blue Skies

The skies parted in Clearwater for Day 3 of the 49er and 49erFX North American’s. An offshore breeze greeted the 49er fleet to kick off the days racing. In 7 knots the men raced toward the beach in shifty conditions. Ruggi Tita continued hi winning ways and took the first race. The wind started decreasing […]

Lumpy Conditions Greet 49er Fleets on Day 1 of the North Americans

Clearwater, FL, Day 1 – 2015 North American Championship The 49erFX were up first on the day starting crisply at 10:30 am.  Under clear skies and a chilly 12 knots of breeze, the 22 strong fleet got going. After sitting on shore for day 1, the competitors were quite keen to get racing.Wisely, experienced Race […]

Kiwis Take the Win, Stay Hungry To Improve

Going into the medal race in Miami it is red bull sponsored Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) who will take the victory.  After 12 fleet races they are out in front by 50 points, the largest margin of victory for any World Cup ever in the 49erFX.  Alex and Molly are the 2013 World […]

Top 10 Reasons ISAF Should Approve Theatre Style In November

Since 2010 the 49er class has been investigating, testing and exploring exciting ways to conclude regattas.  The Theatre Style concept is now up for a final vote this week at the ISAF Annual Conference on inclusion at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. The concept will either be killed off (and we go back to one […]

The 49er Worlds Preview You Really Want

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49er Preview You’ve already seen the ‘Who’s going to win preview‘, so this preview is about what Santander means to the 49er fleet.  If there is any doubt that Burling and Tuke (NZL) are the favorites going into the event they were erased at the 49er coaches regatta where they dominated again in a great […]