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
  • 49er FX joy riding in Vassiliki with the VR FX Girls

    Episode 1

    Jonathan went blasting with Bryony Bennett-Lloyd (aka VR FX Girls) in Vassiliki, Greece.

    Film Producer: A Slightly Swedish Production

  • 2015 Hyeres World Cup - 49erFX Medal Race Highlights

    Episode 2

    The FX Girls are out in force at Hyeres for the 2015 World Cup - big winds and big waves with a few dunkings taken too! (We love the automated captions on the bottom of the screen..)

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • VR FX Girls Learning how to tack the 49er FX!

    Episode 3

    Bryony Bennett-Lloyd and guest star, Kirstie Urwin, try tacking the 49er FX in Weymouth, England with Nick Redding as cameraman and coach. Some interesting manoeuvres by the girls...

    Video Producer: VR FX Girls

  • 49er World Cup 2015 Medal Race Highlights at Hyeres

    Episode 4

    The 49er speed machines were ready for the windy and choppy conditions in Hyeres for the 2015 World Cup. The Kiwi's dominate with the rest of fleet chasing their boots! (Loving the automated captions on the bottom of the screen trying to understand accents)

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • How high can you jump a 49er?

    Episode 5

    Awesome footage of London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists, Nathan Outteridge and Iain "Goobs" Jensen, jumping their 49er high off the swell in Porto, Portugal.

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • Rights for Crews - Andy Rice talks to Iain Jensen and Blair Tuke

    Episode 6

    Top commentator Andy Rice talks to two of the world's leading 49er crews, Iain "Goobs" Jensen and Blair Tuke about the sensitive issue on 'Rights For Crews'. Location at the 49er European Champs 2015 in Porto, Portugal.

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • Brazilian Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze WSOY Interview

    Episode 7

    Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze talk about winning the ISAF 2014 World Sailors of the Year and their sailing campaign with a focus on their home Olympic Games in 2016.

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • 49er & 49erFX 2015 World Champs Daily Show Episode 1

    Episode 8

    The Magic Marine Daily Show Episode 1 with Katy Nastro - all the best sailors in the 9er fleets are competing at the 2015 Worlds in Buenos Aires. Katy takes us through the complicated Rio 2016 qualifying process and interviews some of the competitors.

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • 49er & 49erFX 2015 World Champs Daily Show Episode 2

    Episode 9

    The Magic Marine Daily Show Episode 2 with Katy Nastro - all the best sailors in the 9er fleets are competing at the 2015 Worlds in Buenos Aires. Local sailor, Yago Lange gives you a guided tour of Buenos Aires and the club whilst Katy interviews two sailing legends, Nathan Outteridge (AUS) and S...

  • 49er & 49erFX 2015 World Champs Daily Show Episode 3

    Episode 10

    The Magic Marine Daily Show Episode 3 with Katy Nastro - all the best sailors in the 9er fleets are competing at the 2015 Worlds in Buenos Aires. This episode gives a great look at the women's FX fleet and Ms Nastro chats with Jurki 'JJ' (Japan's 49er/FX Coach) and Mimi Roller (US Virgin Islands)...

  • 49er & 49erFX 2015 World Champs Daily Show Episode 4

    Episode 11

    The Magic Marine Daily Show Episode 4 with Katy Nastro - all the best sailors in the 9er fleets are competing at the 2015 Worlds in Buenos Aires. Katy Nastro starts off with the sensitive topic about the "Boat Builders Manual" with Ian Barker (IRE Coach) and Thomas Januszewski (POL).

    Video Pr...

  • 49er & 49erFX 2015 World Champs Daily Show Episode 5

    Episode 12

    The Magic Marine Daily Show Episode 5 with Katy Nastro - all the best sailors in the 9er fleets are competing at the 2015 Worlds in Buenos Aires. Many of the fleet give us their best 'Battle Scar' stories sailing a 49er/49erFX. Katy chats with two of the FX girls Ragna Agerup (NOR) and Caitlin El...

  • 49er & 49erFX 2015 World Champs Daily Show Episode 6

    Episode 13

    The Magic Marine Daily Show Episode 6 with Katy Nastro - all the best sailors in the 9er fleets are competing at the 2015 Worlds in Buenos Aires. Great overview of the Germany and Denmark FX team dynamics plus interviews with Gabriel Borges (BRA) and Helena Scutt (USA) in the studio with Katy.
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  • 49er & 49erFX 2015 World Champs Daily Show Episode 7

    Episode 14

    The Magic Marine Daily Show Episode 7 with Katy Nastro - all the best sailors in the 9er fleets are competing at the 2015 Worlds in Buenos Aires. Katy hits the jetty to congratulate 2015 49erFX World Champions, Italy's Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich and hops along to see the triple World Cha...

  • 2015 49er & 49erFX World Championship Final Race Day

    Episode 15

    Final day at the 2015 49er and 49erFX World Championships - three races and then the medal races. Fierce racing with all to win and to loose...watch a titanic day on the water!

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing

  • Skiff Life - Inside The Scene

    Episode 16

    A behind the scenes look at the world's best skiff sailors as they prepare for the 2015 World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the most important event of the season.

    Video Producer: 49er Sailing & Nanoobg

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 1

    Episode 17

    Day 1 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Shifty and gusty conditions made it tough racing for the 700 competitors who all enjoyed a great days racing at Medemblik

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 2

    Episode 18

    Day 2 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Lighter conditions on the second day of racing in Medemblik where the Olympic Classes enjoyed another great day racing.

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 3

    Episode 19

    Day 3 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Strong winds and steeper waves made the third day of racing the most challenging so far with plenty of swimming for the competitors..

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 4

    Episode 20

    Day 4 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - The competitors were greeted by a gentle breeze which quickly built throughout the day - With the Medal Races taking place for some of the Olympic Classes, everything was to play for.