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July 3-7, 2019 / Risor, Norway

2019 Junior World Championship

Final Day Highlights

Nacra 17 Results
49er Results
49erFX Results
About Risor
Photos & Video
Notice Board
Event program

PDF Results

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After Wednesday’s blowout, the sailors were eager to get back to what they do best – sailing as hard and as fast as possible in a bid for glory.

A full schedule of racing was completed and the leaderboards are shaping up nicely ahead of Saturday and Sunday’s Medal Races which will be live on World Sailing’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/worldsailingtv.

After watching their teammates Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (ITA) win gold at the 2018 World Cup Series Final, Italy’s Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari are fighting hard for glory in the 24-boat fleet.

Bissaro and Frascari have sailed sublimely and from four races, sailed their way to a 2-5-2-1 scoreline. However, they have only managed to build up a 6 point lead, as three other team have emerged from the pack to set up a super final stage of the regatta.

John Gimson and Anna Burnet (GBR), Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA), and Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti, who clinched two victories today, trail closely behind the leading Italians.

For Bissaro/Frascari, a win would be their first in the foiling Nacra 17, and set them up as true challengers of Tita/Banti, who have dominated thus far in the foiler. For Tita/Banti, they have sailed well all season, but not to the level of dominance they displayed in 2017 and 2018.

For Besson/Riou (FRA), the duo won all four world championships in the 2013-2016 quad, but then failed to win a medal after helm Besson suffered through the regatta in agonizing pain from a back injury. Riou then sailed around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, setting the duo behind in developing their foiling. However, after a return to health for Besson and a return to competitive racing, they seem to be progressing at each event. It almost seems inevitable that the former World Champs will get back to the top of the podium at some point, but when.

The final compelling contender is Gimson/Burnett. After completing their best ever major performance, a Silver at the 2019 Volvo European Champoinship, their performance must have been bitter sweet as it was their team mates Saxton and Bonniface who won, and would have been assumed to claim the single spot to the test event for the British Sailing Team.

Normally missing a test event is just not ideal, but for Gimson/Burnet it could have been devistating because conjecture is the brits will select any team from the test event who place in the top 5 there for the games.

However, shortly after the Euorpeans, World Sailing invited the British Sailing team to send two teams to the test event, to make up extra numbers, so now both top British teams will get a chance to attend.

Gimson and Burnet are in Marseille to gain extra racing time in the Nacra 17, while Saxton is racing the J70 this week.

Check out the overall results.

After winning the single 49er race in strong breeze the day prior, Spanish brothers, Federico and Arturo Alonso completely dominated the four fleet races on Thursday.

The Spaniards won the first three races and concluded the day with a second. As a result they have opened up a 21-point advantage over Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl (AUT). Overnight leaders Kévin Fischer and Yann Jauvin (FRA) were penalised in the first race of the day and raced in the middle to lower end of the fleet. High scores have pushed them down to fourth.

The Alonso brothers have not had a great season, but much like they did on their run to the 2015 World Championship bronze medal, they show again that on their day they are elite performers.

Alsonso brothers on fire!

Julie Bossard and Aude Compan (FRA) shone in the 49erFX. Two race wins, a second and a third, positions them at the top of the pack, ten points clear of Aleksandra Melzacka and Kinga Loboda (POL).

Full 49er and 49erFX results

Julie Bossard and Aude Compan (FRA) dialed in

Risor, Norway


Picturesque, idyllic, charming – Risør is a heritage preserved wooden town in the south of Norway. Positioned just behind a narrow archipelago it is close to sailing arenas, either inshore or just offshore in the Skagerak ocean. With its steady sea breeze it typically offers great sailing conditions where sailors have to show the full range of their capabilities as light winds in the morning builds to challenging in the afternoon. With a proud seafaring history as one of the largest Norwegian harbours for wooden sailing ships, it still has sailing as part of the city identity. We have based the 2019 championship in the town square and surrounding area and aim to create an intimate arrangement where sailors are an integral part of citylife and access to shops is easy and convenient. For the last two years Risør has been host city for M32 regattas and we are now looking forward to seeing the full force of 49ers, 49FX and Nacras 17 on our fjords.  


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Parking in Risør

You can park free at Risørhallen (https://goo.gl/maps/c4ypFMEBSbdYPpQS8) or at Tjenna (https://goo.gl/maps/7ePXeMuRHg5f8G4fA) for NOK 40,- for full day.

In centrum you can only park for 2 hours. Follow the parking signs. You can use coins, credit cards and the app Easypark or Risør parking at appstore  or google play 


When: Monday, July 1st to Sunday, July 7th

Where: Risør Torv, 4950 Risør

What: Under 23 Junior World Championship for 3 Olympic classes: 49er, 49FX and Nacra 17

How: 5 days racing

Event email: jwcrisor@kns.no

Event phone: +47 971 85 440 (Anne Wichstrøm)

Accomadation list

In this document you will find accomandation, contact jwcrisor@kns.no for booking

Accomadation list
Photo: Bjørn Svensson

Earlli arrival

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Team may be required to pay a fine if they transgress an administrative item of the regatta rules.

Pay your fines using this link.

For invitation and information of custom see your page at manage2sail


Protest Times

Hearing Schedule

Results of Protests

Notice of Race

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Sailing instructions

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Amendment to SI #2

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Amendment to Sailing instructions #3

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Final Results 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The Championship schedule will be as follows;  

Monday 1 July             
1000 – 1800       Race Office Open and Registration

Tuesday 2 July            
0900 – 1400       Registration
1000                   Competitors meeting
1355                   Practice Races
1800                  Opening Ceremony

Wednesday 3 July      
1055                   Qualifying Races / Single Series Races

Thursday 4 July           
1055                   Qualifying Races / Single Series Races

Friday 5 July                
1055                   Qualifying Races / Single Series Races
1900                   Class BBQ on Finnøya Island

Saturday 6 July            
1055                   Fleet Races / Single Series Races

Sunday 7 July              
0955                   Fleet Races / Single Series Races  

Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony as soon as possible after the Fleet Races On Sunday 7 July therewill be no warning signal after 1600.  


Information to media/photographers:

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