Olympic berth on the line for Japanese 49er sailors

The Japanese 49er team of Leo Takahashi and Ibu Koizumi need a top performance at the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championship, December 3 – 8 on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, to qualify themselves for Tokyo 2020.

NZ pair feeling at home ahead of world champs

For a pair who typically spend more than 150 days each year overseas, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech are enjoying a rare prolonged period at home. Even more than that, however, the Olympic silver medallists are relishing the prospect of racing in their first major regatta in New Zealand at next month’s Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and […]

Asian 49er and 49erFX Championships 2019 – Day Three

Going into racing today may have seemed straightforward for the fleets, but the race course proved a very different for them to crack. With a very close point battle going into the day and very tight racing, the course turned quite tricky with big shifts and variations in wind strength. In Race 1 of the […]

Rio 2016 Gold Medallists Secure Victory at Tokyo2020 Test Event

49erPeter Burling and Blair Tuke have stamped their authority on the 49er class – again – 12 months out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Finishing 8th in the double-points medal race today was enough to secure victory for Burling and Tuke. The Kiwis spent the entire medal race matching the Polish team of Lukasz […]


49erPeter Burling and Blair Tuke from New Zealand continued their winning ways today and extended their lead on the second-placed Polish team of Lukasz Pryzybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski. In the more consistent and predictable sea breeze pattern, the Rio 2016 Gold Medallists and America’s Cup winners showed that they are the form boat heading into […]

Ready Steady Tokyo Day Three – Conditions Challenge Olympic Hopefuls

At the midway point of Ready Steady Tokyo, the official test event for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games hosted by the Japanese capital, it is becoming growingly apparent that versatility and consistency will determine our Olympic champions in a years time. 49erFXGreat Britain’s Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey have lead the 49erFX fleet since the […]

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.

Dutch 49erFX Olympic Selection set to Highlight 2019 Volvo Europeans

When the 49erFX fleet joins the 49er and Nacra17 for the 2019 Volvo Europeans, amongst the battles for Olympic selection will be the defending World Champions. Bekkering/Duetz, (NED) who look to keep their Tokyo 2020 campaign alive. At the recent Hempel World Cup Series event in Genoa, the Olympic classes were plagued with extremely light […]