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13 - 19 May 2019 / Weymouth, UK

2019 Volvo European Championship

Final Day Highlights

Nacra 17 Results
49er Results
49erFX Results
News
About WPNSA
Event Program
Notice Board
Photos & Video
Press

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Under perfect conditions the Nacra 17 fleet raced up and down the season front of Risor to a cheering crowd. The leading Italians struggled today, with a capsize and a breakdown, but each time they got rolling again to chase a decent scoreline. In front of a boisterous crowd that numbered over 1000 spectators they pulled off a perfect foiling gybe to seal a win in the third race of the day!

Meanwhile, the 49erFX fleet raced down downwind inside the fjord in perfect flatwater conditions and puffs up to 20 knots. It was a great day of tight racing none of the fleets will soon forget.

Near perfect conditions in strong wind and big waves for the 49er fleet kicked off the day and gave the sailors plenty of challenges on the ocean course.

New Zealanders Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie continue their dominance in the 49er class. A second and two firsts today put them firmly in the lead with six races yet to sail.

“The courses in Risor are the most difficult we have ever sailed on”, said, McHardie, “But the race management is excellent so we have nothing to complain about. Constant wind changes, strong up to 25 knots and many direction changes that are difficult to predict makes it important to concentrate hard. We have been able to read the wind fairly well, and then is the key to our success so far”.

With two days remaining, the fleet shifts from qualifying to Gold fleet racing and there are still many points to sail for and the fight for the medals include several teams. Among them are Kurt Hansen and Simon Hoffman (AUS), 13 points behind and the Dutch team of Scipio Houtman and Manus Offerman.  Local heroes Tomas and Mads Mathisen, NOR, who could count a third and a first today are also in the hunt.

Vilma Bobeck and Malin Tengstrom, SWE, complained about big changes in pressure and direction on the inner course. Despite their 3,2 and 4 finishes, they did not think they had a particularly good day, but they are still ahead on the overall leaderboard.

The Nacra17 class had their todays racing on front of an enthusiastic audience. The town came out in force to watch the racing, which was possible today with the wind aligned with the inner channel. A public adress system was used to explain the basics or racing to a crowd that gasped a the capsizes and cheers the high speed fly byes from the Nacra 17 fleet.

The Italians Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubilei still hold on to a slender lead after being challenged strongly today by the Danes Natacha Violet Saouma-Pedersen and Mathias Bruun Borreskov.

Result, photos, videos and more at the regatta website.

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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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 #14 (Flight Assignments 15th May)

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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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