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2019 Oceania Championships

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With no racing on Friday February 14 due to summer storms that wreaked havoc with the breeze, Saturday’s final day of the 49er, 49er and Nacra 17 World Championship looks like this:

Schedule:

  • Two gold fleet races for all three fleets commencing from 0955hrs
  • Two silver and bronze fleet races immediately following
  • Three medal races commencing from 1355hrs in the following order – Nacra 17, 49erFX, 49er

Join us from 0950hrs (AEDT) to watch all the action live from the TV course on Corio Bay, Geelong, one of the ports along the vast horsehead-shaped bay in southern Victoria that is Port Phillip.

Saturday’s forecast is promising – wind out of the south-west building to the class’ upper limit of 25 knots, a figure that also takes into consideration the sea-state, which is not a factor at this flat-water venue. Showers are forecast and the hope is they will clear early and not hinder the breeze once again.

Summer storms passed over and around the host city, bringing thunder, rain and lightning, and leaving sick breeze in each frontal system’s wake. The race committee took off on boats after 4pm thinking there was a chance of a late green light, but it was not to be.

Fun with the 360dg camera at the pool table
Storm approaching Geelong from the west

Busy on the 49er course

Here’s a clip of some 49er action on Geelong’s Corio Bay from yesterday. Look how Marco Soffiati & Gabriel Borges (BRA) gain four spots and clear air taking the inside lane at the top mark.

From the kitchen

Every sailor has their way of winding down after racing, making the most of some well-deserved leisure time. Home-made pasta with a variety of sauces is a popular dish at lunchtime, sailors able to save a few bucks and continue to eat healthily by bringing their own food.

Finnish 49erFX sailor Mikaela Wulff has a passion for baking. Look at these cinnamon rolls she whipped up, posting at the time “Happy to trade for a port cross 🥐🥨”.

Class calendar for 2021 – 22

Class executives met in Geelong and have agreed to a calendar that will encompass 2021-22. In coordination with the global events calendar negotiated with World Sailing last November that reserves the first six months of the year for perennial multiclass regattas, the classes’ championships will be run July through to December each year. Executives have reviewed the bids received and agreed on a set of regattas. Once contracts are signed, dates and venues will be announced.

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 World Championships, Geelong , Australia 2020 © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy 11 February, 2020.

Results:

Results are posted race by race, as they happen. Live Tracking is available for all fleets each day via https://49er.org/event/2020-world-championship/

By Lisa Ratcliff/49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 World Championship media

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is famous for its stunning harbours and sailing culture. It is, without a doubt, a world-class racing and regatta destination.

The downtown competition venue offers quick and easy access to a vibrant city with a celebrated culinary scene, fantastic shopping, and dynamic arts and culture. As well as big city sophistication, Auckland also offers an incredible natural setting; beautiful beaches, volcanic cones, island getaways and expansive parks are never too far away.

Home to sailing champions and the highly anticipated 2021 Americas Cup, Aucklanders and New Zealander’s alike are proud of their sailing heritage. Here, the Championship will enjoy huge support from the public.

Auckland is looking forward to welcoming all athletes, teams and supporters of the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17 World Championships.

Notice of Race

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Official Notice Board

Please note the Official Notice Board will be hosted at 49er.org or via the link below.
https://49er.org/event/2019-oceania-championship/#noticeboard

APP

We are pleased to let you know we have an app available for all competitors and supporters coming to Auckland to compete and for those following the regatta back home.

Please download for free from the app store, 49er FX Nacra

This will be continually updated as we have new information about the regatta.

The regatta app will be our main communication tool with the sailors at the event so be sure to read and take notice of any push notifications.

REGISTRATION

 

Entry is a 2 step process:

a) Enter the scoring system via manage2sail

b) Pay for your entry via the class merchant system.

 

For Oceanias 2019 no coach entry is required.

To register for media accreditation for the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 Oceania and World Championships, please complete this form:

MEDIA ACCREDITATION