Adios 2015 South Americans

The 2015 South American Championship concluded under blue skies and perfect winds in Buenos Aires, Argentina today.  The event served as a high level warm up event for the world’s best skiff sailors who will compete next week for the World Championship in the same venue and against the same competitors. The condensed schedule produced […]

Sun, protests and incredible rises on the 3rd day of the 49er South Americans

Image: Fred Hoffmann caught the flying boys on Guanabara Bay this Friday. Rio de Janeiro – The third and penultimate day of the 49er and 49erFX South American Championships was raced in a condition that lives up to Rio de Janeiro’s reputation, a clear sunny and hot day (30°C), with a 10 to 12 knots […]

Second Day of the South Americans in Rio

Rio de Janeiro – The 49er and 49erFX South American Championship came to its second day with three more races concluded on this cloudy Thursday on Guanabara Bay. The fleet of 18 women and 25 men boats sailed on fickle south winds on the “Escola Naval” (the navy academy) racecourse, one of the courses that […]

New Champions of South America!

Day 4 of the 2013 South American’s was uneventful.  With the fleet anxious to get their final 2 races in, the wind did not cooperate.  Finally, some breeze came through but then was stamped out by another light rain shower and the race committee had no choice but to abandon the day and conclude the […]

Consistent Sailing the Key At South American’s

Day 3 – South American Championships in 49er & 49erFX Three races were held in Florianopolis today in 12 knots of breeze that died out as a rain front came through the course at the end of the day. That means 11 of the 13 scheduled races have been completed leaving the final 2 races […]

Uruguay Streaks to The Top

Day 2 started out a bit lighter than Day 1, but then the breeze came in stronger and 4 races were sailed in 10-14 knots.  Early, the course was left favored, but it squared back up as the breeze came in.  There were long shifts and the pressure was spread unevenly about the course so there […]

Picture Perfect Condition on Day 1 in Florianopolis

The 49er and 49erFX sailors here in Brazil were smiling from ear to ear as they returned to shore after day 1 of the 2013 SEIKO 49er & 49erFX South American Champoionships.  The nine 49er and three 49erFX raced as a single fleet for 4 races in 12-14 knots.  Moderate waves and warm water meant […]

International Fleet to Race on Olympic Waters 3 Years Out to Rio

Fleets of 49er and 49erFX sailors are descending on Rio for the first major races on Olympic waters ahead of the 2016 games.  This low-key events is called the Interglactic Championships in Rio and will feature top teams from all over the world with the South American fleets.  Teams will get a chance to familiarize […]