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13 - 19 May 2019 / Weymouth, UK

2019 Volvo European Championship

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Premium car manufacturer Volvo Car UK will be the title sponsor of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships.

The week-long regatta, taking place at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from May 13 to 19, is one of the highlights of the 2019 Olympic sailing calendar.

More than 400 sailors from all over the world are set to do battle on Weymouth and Portland’s world-class waters, home of the London 2012 sailing competition, in pursuit of the European crown.

It will be the first time Olympic classes racing has taken place in the UK since 2016.

The regatta also comes at a crucial time of the Olympic cycle, with a number of nations using it as a selection event ahead of Tokyo 2020.

The regatta, run by the RYA and part-funded by the National Lottery, will henceforth be known as the Volvo 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships.

Volvo Car UK has been a long-time supporter of sailing in the UK, and has been partner of the RYA for 20 years.

It is also a champion of sustainability, aiming to be climate-neutral in its manufacturing operations and for at least 25 percent of the plastic in its newly launched cars to be made from recycled materials by 2025.

This fits perfectly with the regatta’s own sustainability goals to identify and minimise risks to the environment, to champion environmental good practice and to educate through a range of activities during the event, for competitors and coaches, event staff and visitors including local schools.

Jon Wakefield, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: “We’re very pleased to be sponsoring these championships and continuing our support of sailing in the UK, a partnership to which Volvo is well suited given our ambitious global sustainability programme. On behalf of the company, I’d like to wish all competitors in the regatta the best of luck.”

Ian Walker, Director of Racing at the RYA, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Volvo for the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships. The RYA shares Volvo’s values of quality, performance and sustainability, and I’m sure followers of the regatta will see some incredible performances from our British Sailing Team athletes. We can’t wait to join forces with Volvo to deliver a fantastic event.”

“Racing in the UK again is fantastic,” added Marcus Spillane, president of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 classes. “The conditions in Weymouth are some of the best in the world, and our sailors will be well tested.”

The regatta is set to attract the world’s best sailors, and fans will be able to stream action from the event live.

The crucial final four days of the regatta will be broadcast live online thanks to a new partnership with production company Icarus Sports.

The broadcast will take in the final day of qualifying and the gold fleet series, culminating in the all-important medal races to decide the medal winners in each class.

Icarus Sports will also produce highlights and news packages for external media which will reach more than a billion people in the months following the event. For more information on the event, go to
http://nacra17.org/events/2019-european-championship-2/

What We Do
 
The Academy is a multifaceted business.  The driving force and focus are the sailing events, but to sustain the facilities and business the WPNSA has several other revenue streams;
 
• Squad training through the RYA and class associations
• Other sporting events such as cycling, triathlons and running
• Meetings facilities including conferences and corporate days
• Functions such as; weddings, parties, dinner dances and awards
• Boat hoist and dry storage
• Membership
 
WPNSA has close links with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) working with them in many significant events such as the Sailing World Cup and Youth National Championships.  In addition, WPNSA is the training base for the British Sailing Team.
 
Our History
 
The Royal Yachting Association had been trying for decades to secure a suitable site locally to make the most of these natural advantages, but the opportunity came when in 1999 it was announced that the Royal Naval Air Station at Portland was to be closed.
 
A group of local people established a not-for-profit company to take the vision of a national centre of excellence for the sport of sailing forward and with the support of the Royal Navy, the Royal Yachting Association, the South West Regional Development Agency, Sport England and all the local authorities in the area, this idea started to take shape.  The Academy started sailing operations on the site in March 2000.
 
After initially operating from the disused military buildings and facilities, in 2003 the Academy was in a position to start construction work on redeveloping the site.  At the same time the London bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was gathering momentum and the Academy was selected as part of the sailing venue in the bid to the International Olympic Committee.
 
Construction works were completed in the spring of 2005 and HRH The Princess Royal formally opened the new Academy buildings on 9th June 2005.  Less than a month later London was selected as the venue for the 30th Olympiad.  This impressive facility had therefore moved from starting sailing operations on the site to being part of an Olympic venue in slightly more than five years.  Once the decision had been made to award the 2012 Games to London, plans were put in place to further enhance the facilities to bring them up to the standard required by the International Olympic Committee.  The Olympic Delivery Authority then funded further marine works to meet these standards.  These works, consisting of additional reclamation of the harbour, new slipways, construction of a breakwater and pontoons were finished in 2008, on time and on budget, making the Academy the first of the 2012 venues to be completed.
 
Development of the Academy has provided first class facilities including 220 metres of slipway accessible at all states of wind and tide as well as 600 dinghy spaces and 125 protected marina berths for ribs and yachts.

Notice to Competitors #7

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Sailing Instructions

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For official entry portal and details, CLICK HERE

Notice of Race

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Measurement Timetable

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Nacra 17 Race Management Guidelines

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Support Boat Regulations

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Change to Sailing Instructions #1 (Nacra Class Rules)

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Change to Sailing Instructions #2 (3 Changes)

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Information from Jury

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Addendum Q

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Addendum Q Information

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Standard Penalties

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Change Notice #3

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Question and Answer #1

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Notice to Competitors #5

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Notice to Competitors #6 (Flight Assignments 13th May)

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CHANGE TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS #3

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Notice to Competitors #8

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SI Change #4 (Time Corrected)

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Notice to Competitors #9 (Flight Assignments 14th May)

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Notice to Competitors #11

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Notice to Competitors #12

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Notice to Competitors #13

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Notice to Competitors #14 (Flight Assignments 15th May)

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Notice to Competitors #15

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Notice to Competitors #16

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Notice to Competitors #17

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SI Change #5

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Notice to Competitors #18

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Notice to Competitors #19

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Notice to Competitors #20 (Flight Assignments 16th May)

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Notice to Competitors #21

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Notice to Competitors #22

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Notice to Competitors #23

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Notice to Competitors #24

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Change to SI’s #7

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Notice to Competitors #25

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Notice to Competitors #26

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Notice to Competitors #27

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Notice to Competitors #28

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Notice to Competitors #29

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Change to SI’s #8

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Notice to Competitors #31

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Change to SI’s #8 (Code of Conduct)

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Notice to Competitors #32 Course Allocation Change. (Assignment of Fleet to Racing Areas)

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Notice to Competitors #33 Course Allocation Change. (Assignment of Fleet to Racing Areas)

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Notice to Competitors #34 (Breach Of Support Boat Regulations)

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Notice to Competitors #35 (Failure to Tally – 18th May)

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Change to SI's #11( Racing Schedule - Day 7 – May 19)

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Notice to Competitors #36 (Change to Coaches Briefing 19th May)

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Notice to Competitors #37 (Medal Race Inspections)

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Notice to Competitors #38 ("U Flag Rule" )

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Notice to Competitors #39 (Tracker Collection 19th May)

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Highlights day 6

Replay live broadcast day 6

Day 5 Highlights

Replay live broadcast day 5

Day 4 Highlights

Day 4 (Day 1 Gold) Live Replay

Chesil Beach Clean

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