2024 Junior World Championships

Start Date

2024-07-16

End Date

2024-07-21

Location

Galicia, Spain

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British Best of the Best – Gimson and Burnet take Nacra 17 Gold

British Best of the Best – Gimson and Burnet take Nacra 17 Gold

It’s a lot easier to wait around when you’re in the lead,” said Anna Burnet on shore as she watched the 49ers in their medal race sitting motionless in the sunset. Moments later, the horn blew, the Nacra medal race was canceled and her and John Gimson became the European champions. With a decisive 1,2,1,1 […]

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The Untouchables

The Untouchables

The most exclusive club at this European Championships today must be the top three in the Nacra 17 fleet. A dizzying 39 points clear of the fleet and 11 points between them, the British duo with two italian teams chasing delivered a masterclass in championship precision and resilience. Leaders John Gimson and Anna Burnett won […]

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Proving ground for young Italians

Proving ground for young Italians

Two hours of waiting were worth it for Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubilei who solidified their lead on the fleet by eight points with a 6,2. An unceremonious swim for Briton John Gimson and charging world champions combined to drop he and Anna Burnet to third place behind Italians Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti. Tita […]

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Young Italians float out to a bigger lead

Young Italians float out to a bigger lead

Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubilei wove a masterful path through the minefield of a difficult race course to extend their lead in the Nacra 17 fleet on day three of the European Championships. Two 2nd places moves the young Italians ahead of the pack, with an 8-point gap back to John Gimson and Anna Burnet […]

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Junior Champs making mark on the Fleet

Junior Champs making mark on the Fleet

It’s hard to stand out on the Italian Nacra 17 Olympic team with Gold medalists and world champions as teammates but for the moment, Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubilei are linking fickle shifts and putting the pedal down to lead the fleet. The Italian pair have won the Junior World Championships twice and have been […]

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Gimson and Burnet make a solid start

Gimson and Burnet make a solid start

A solid start in the only Nacra 17 race today led to a clear win for Gimson and Burnet of Great Britain, a result even more impressive considering the pair had not trained since August’s world championships. A knee injury for Burnet, attention to sponsors and fitting out a new boat conspired to keep them […]

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Exciting new formats for Nacra 17 – Testing after Paris

Exciting new formats for Nacra 17 – Testing after Paris

The Nacra 17 fleet has endorsed a two year trial period to test new formats for racing. At the 2023 AGM, the fleet endorsed two new options to conclude regattas, specified the period of testing should be from September 2024 to September 2026, and opened the possibility for other format options to emerge. The first […]

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Nacra 17 Medal Race at 2023 Worlds

Nacra 17 Medal Race at 2023 Worlds

Jarudd and Jonsson (SWE) Snatch Bronze and Italians and Brits hold for gold and silver The Gold and Silver were all but decided heading into her medal race, but the fight for bronze was among five boats. Laila van de Meer with Bjarne Bouwer (NED) were fourth overnight and won the pin end of the […]

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Sailing World Salutes Lange in Farewell

Sailing World Salutes Lange in Farewell

The Olympic sailing world came together to salute Santiago Lange upon completing his final Olympic class racing. The Coast Guard ship did a 360 with horns blaring as the fleet lined up the ramp to welcome the legend back to shore. Lange, the three-time medalist, won gold in Rio in 2016 months after recovering from […]

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Olympic Champion Santiago Lange Retires at 61

Olympic Champion Santiago Lange Retires at 61

August 15, 2023 Santiago Lange (ARG) to retire following the 2023 Sailing World Championship after a 43 year career including three Olympic medals. The sailing hero won medals in three events, including a Gold at Rio 2016 at 54 years old. More incredibly, his Rio gold came after winning a fight against cancer that claimed […]

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