Call for Bids – 49er and 49erFX Sails

The 49er class invites expressions of interest to design and build 49er and/or 49erFX sails for the 2021-2024 quadrennial. The 49er class welcomes world leading sail designers and manufacturers to bid on becoming our class sailmaker(s). The selected sailmaker(s) will have the opportunity to build sails for at least the four year period leading to […]

Sky Sport New Zealand to broadcast 49er, 49erFX and Nacra worlds

Sky Sport will broadcast live all six days of December’s 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland, New Zealand, which is believed to be a world first for an Olympic class sailing world championships. As many as 400 of the world’s best sailors, including New Zealand’s Peter Burling and Blair Tuke and Alex […]

Closest 49er Fleet In History Prepare For Volvo European Championships

The 2019 Volvo Europeans, to be held in Weymouth from 13-19 May and include the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra17, is set to be one of the tightest 49er events in history. Returning to the waters which hosted the 2012 London Olympic Games sailing regatta, any one of twenty teams from around the world have the proven ability to take their place on the top step of the podium.

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 […]

Deutschland Sailors Stake Early Podium Spots in 49er and FX

After losing the first two days of the 2017 49er and FX World Championship to a lack of sailable conditions, Day 3 of the 2017 Worlds opened under yet another curtain of fog, rain, and light air.  With a tantalizing breeze a few miles offshore just beyond the fog banks, frustration reigned ashore for sailors, […]

A great first day in Lelystad, Holland

It’s been a great day of sailing in the Bataviahaven of Lelystad, Holland for the first day of the 2016 Junior World Championship in 49er and 49erFX. Although there was not always enough wind, the weather was lovely with lot’s of sun and 25 degrees. In the morning the 49er’s left the shore for the […]

Man Meat of the 49er Class: You’ll Want to Eat them Right Up!

Buenos Aires, Argentina. A sexy scene of tango clubs, tasty parillos (some of the best steak houses you’ve ever stepped foot near), and of course the suave spanish speaking natives that will have you falling into their rolling “r’s” in no time. Some other pieces of meat that might get overlooked currently in Buenos Aires […]

The Last Cool Town In The World

The World of 49er Sailing has descended to San Isidro, a lovely suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The neighborhood stretches their hands to embrace another group of sailors to their ultra cool town nestled within a massive city.  Picture semi restored VW beatles and ex-army jeeps lining the streets with brightly colored houses, each unique […]