49er Qualifying and 49erFX Fleet Gets Racing

Day 2 49erFX New Zealand’s Alex Maloney and Molly Meech were left somewhat disappointed as they returned ashore after four 49erFX races with a handy advantage at the top of the leader board. For many a 2-2-5-9 scoreline would be a day of work well done. But for the Maloney, the ninth, which they discard, […]

Generational ‘Game-On’ In 49er Fleet – Hyeres

Olympic sailing has traditionally been dominated by those with the experience to put their athleticism and professionalism into peak form at the same time.  For ages it was said that it took multiple Olympic cycles to move into podium potential performance.  The young guns, not known for patience, are saying forget about that, I want […]

Glorious Racing To Kick Start Hyeres World Cup

It was a glorious day in the province of Toulon on the South coast of France, sunny, blue skies, and fifteen knots of wind in the afternoon.  The 49erFX raced first in the 49er race area in a single fleet of 42 boats while the 49er class waited for the afternoon and raced in split […]

Grael Claims Victory in Decisive Downwind Leg – Kiwis Win Again!

Martine Grael (BRA) and Ida Nielsen (DEN) were each looking to win here in Palma with only 4 points separating them and three 10 minute races to compete. The first race solved little with Grael pulling an extra 2 points ahead, and then in one decisive downwind leg, a 2 minute run, Grael shot from […]

Big Power Conditions Challenge Top Sailors

April 3, 2014 – Sailing World Cup of Palma Overnight the USS Harry Truman, a Nimitz Class Aircraft carrier, came into the bay of Palma, quite possibly to escape the weather.  At the same time, the 49erFX fleet took to sea and thrived under tough conditions.  Almost one year ago to the day, these elite […]

Maximum Intensity At Miami World Cup Finals

Perfect conditions finally arrived in Miami as the 49er and 49erFX fleets raced on the final day of the 2014 ISAF World Cup of Sailing – Miami.   The top 10 boats from each fleet were scheduled for a 3 race Theatre Style Final series that was completed on the blue waters of Biscayne Bay […]

Fantastic Theatre Style Final On The Cards In Miami

Regatta Update: Skiff fans be ready for an intense final day of the Miami World Cup of Sailing. The 49er fleet is crazy close on points, with 4 teams within 3 points of each other going into this 3 race, Theatre Style, final. The 49erFX racing has seen Sarah Steyaert and Julie Bossard of France […]

Graels Take 5 of 7 Races on the Day!

Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze, BRA 12, had an epic day on the water winning all 4 races held in the 2014 49erFX Seiko North American Championships.  Bother Marco then went out and won his first ever international race!  In fluky, shifty, and puffy conditions they had the magic to work through what ever the […]

Both Fleets Tight After Nice Opening Day in Melbourne

49er   Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) enjoyed a positive return to the 49er at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne showing the expertise and precision that won than a comprehensive Olympic gold over a year ago.  In a 12-boat fleet the Australians were dominant and opened up their first ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta […]