49er / 49erFX

49er / 49erFX

8 Seasons

The 49er and 49er FX is a two-handed skiff-type high-performance sailing dinghy. The two crew work on different roles with the helm making many tactical decisions, as well as steering, and the crew doing most of the sail control. Both of the crew are equipped with their own trapeze and sailing is handled while “flying”.

The 49er was designed by Julian Bethwaite, the son of Frank Bethwaite, designer of the Tasar and the popular Laser 2 classes. The boat was selected by the International Sailing Federation after a series of trials for a high performance two person skiff and has been in every Olympics since its debut in Sydney Olympics of 2000.

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49er / 49erFX
  • 49erFX South American Champs 2014 Round-up

    Episode 1

    Dutch FX helm Annemiek Bekkering sailed with her coach, Rick Peacock. It was interesting for all involved to have a top 49er crew in the fleet for a week.

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • 49er 2014 South Amercian Championships at Rio

    Episode 2

    Twenty five 49ers fighting it out in Rio for the South American Champs in 2014. Tight racing and plenty of wind with some great insights from many of the top sailors.

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • FX Girls battling it out at the Intergalactic Champs 2014

    Episode 3

    All of the worlds best women skiff sailors racing to take over for "Intergalactic supremacy" at the 2016 Olympic venue - great interviews with top athletes including Kiwi Alexandra Maloney, Leone Meyer (GER) and local girls Kahena Kunze (BRA)/ Martine Grael (BRA).

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • 2014 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Day 1 Highlights

    Episode 4

    Day One Highlights from the Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik provided ideal racing conditions for the various different Olympic classes.

  • 49er Star Wars - Intergalactic Championship 2014

    Episode 5

    The 2nd Intergalactic Champs held at the 2016 Olympic venue was an opportunity many of the top 49er sailors couldn't resist. There wasn't Luke Skywalker or Darth Vadar on the water but plenty of the biggest names in sailing! Interviews with Brad Funk (USA), Carlos Paz (ESP) and Marco Grael (BRA)....

  • 2014 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Day 2 Highlights

    Episode 6

    Day Two Highlights from the Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik provided ideal racing conditions for the various different Olympic classes as the wind eventually filled in towards the end of the day.

  • 2014 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Day 3 Highlights

    Episode 7

    Day Three Highlights from the Delta Lloyd Regatta - Fantastic sailing conditions for all classes, with plenty of hair raising moments, Medemblik truely challenged the Olympic Classes on the race course today..

  • 2014 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Day 4 Highlights

    Episode 8

    Day Four Highlights from the Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medal Race Day - the breeze was slow to pick up for the final fleet races. The Medal Races where greeted with beautiful sunshine and a steady breeze to decide the overall winners.