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 2016 Worlds Daily Show - Episode 1

    Episode 1

    The 2016 49er/49er FX World Championships in Clearwater, Florida, USA, just might be the hardest event to win in 2016. This skiff class is packed with the best skiff sailors all looking to win that coveted world title. Katy Nastro talks to many of the leading sailors around the dinghy park.

    V...

  • 2016 49er and 49erFX World Champs Day 1

    Episode 2

    The 2016 49er & 49erFX have begun - Interviews with 2013 World Champs Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech focus on the week with Danish pairing Marie Olsen/ Hilda Nelson (2014 winners) talking about their drive for Gold. Big waves and extreme weather conditions with great roundup of the Day 1 racin...

  • 49er 2016 Worlds Daily Show - Episode 2

    Episode 3

    Day 2 of the 2016 49er and 49er FX World Championships in Clearwater, FL, they took a look into a few nations who are battling it out to represent their country at Rio 2016. Katy Nasto caught up with two past 49er sailors, Andy Rice (journalist/commentator) and Ben Remocker (49er Class Manager) t...

  • 49er 2016 Worlds Daily Show - Episode 3

    Episode 4

    Day 3 of the 2016 49er and 49er FX World Championships in Clearwater. Katy Nastro caught up with a bunch of the 49erFX sailors to see how they avoid getting hungry - includes Tess Lloyd & Caitlin Elks (AUS), Jena Mai Hansen & Katja Salskov-Iverson (DEN), Sinem Kurtbay & Silja Kanerva (FIN), Ragna...

  • 2016 49er and 49erFX World Champs Day 2

    Episode 5

    Day 2 of the 2016 49er and 49er FX World Championships in Clearwater, FL. Following a frantic day 1 with mast/boat breakages the 49erFX went out on the water, Charlotte Dobson (GBR) explains the conditions. Quick update from Nathan Outteridge Olympic Gold Medalist London 2012 talks about the year...

  • 2016 49er and 49erFX World Champs Day 3

    Episode 6

    Day 3 of the 2016 49er and 49er FX World Championships in Clearwater. Lighter winds and half way point for the Champs but with the lack of races on the first two days it's a full day on the water. Everyone is trying to clinch their spot for selection to represent their country at the Rio Olympic ...

  • 2016 49er and 49erFX World Champs Day 4

    Episode 7

    Day 4 of the 2016 49er and 49er FX World Championships in Clearwater. The 49er FX girls are at a critical stage in the Champs with the battle to secure a place in the Gold fleet, a chance for a podium position and a ticket to Rio 2016. But in the 49er fleet, the Kiwi duo of Peter Burling and Blai...

  • 2016 49er and 49erFX World Champs Day 5

    Episode 8

    Day 5 of the 2016 49er and 49er FX World Championships in Clearwater. Great montage of the 49ers and 49er FX teams out on the Florida coastline - certainly motivating to get out on the water!

    Video Producer: 9er Inc

  • 49er & 49erFX European Champs 2016 - Day 1

    Episode 9

    49er & 49erFX European Champs Day 1 - All of the top sailors are in Barcelona, Spain for one of the last regattas before Rio 2016 Olympics. Highlights of the day and some great tips from the sailors.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 49er & 49erFX European Champs 2016 - Day 2

    Episode 10

    49er & 49erFX European Champs Day 2 - All of the top sailors are in Barcelona, Spain for one of the last regattas before Rio 2016 Olympics. Highlights of the day and some great tips from the sailors.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 49er & 49erFX European Champs 2016 - Day 3

    Episode 11

    49er & 49erFX European Champs Day 3 - All of the top sailors are in Barcelona, Spain for one of the last regattas before Rio 2016 Olympics. Highlights of the day and some great tips from the sailors.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 49er & 49erFX European Champs 2016 - Day 4

    Episode 12

    49er & 49erFX European Champs Day 4 - All of the top sailors are in Barcelona, Spain for one of the last regattas before Rio 2016 Olympics. Highlights of the day and some great tips from the sailors.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 49er & 49erFX European Champs 2016 - Day 5

    Episode 13

    49er & 49erFX European Champs Day 5 - All of the top sailors are in Barcelona, Spain for one of the last regattas before Rio 2016 Olympics. Highlights of the day and some great tips from the sailors.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 49er & 49erFX European Champs 2016 - Day 6

    Episode 14

    49er & 49erFX European Champs Day 6 - All of the top sailors are in Barcelona, Spain for one of the last regattas before Rio 2016 Olympics. Highlights of the final day and some great tips from the sailors.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • VRsport at World Sailing Weymouth Cup 2016

    Episode 15

    VRsport.tv Exclusive - The VRsport.tv Media Crew were onsite at the 2016 World Sailing Cup hosted by the Weymouth Portland National Sailing Academy, location of the 2012 Olympic Games. Loads of interviews with many of the top athletes getting race ready for the pinnacle of their four years traini...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 1

    Episode 16

    Day 1 of the 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week started in gorgeous British summer conditions hosted by Hayling Island Sailing Club. Due to tides, racing started early at 10:00 with a pleasant twelve knot Easterly pushing the boats round the course. We speak to Chris Turner and Jono Loe about thei...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 2

    Episode 17

    Hayling Island is coming down with a Feva!!! The RS Feva fleet is dominant out on the water with their fluorescent kites making them easily recognisable. Today we talk to a couple of young crews who have definitely caught the sailing bug. Terrific to see so many young people out on the water!

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  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 3

    Episode 18

    Race Week continues on Chichester Harbour. A stiff south-easterly and sunny conditions meant Day 3 went smoothly. We spoke to members of the Fast Handicap Division made up of a variety of boats from lightweight International Canoes to classic Flying Fifteens. After racing the competitors enjoyed ...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 4

    Episode 19

    After an hour's postponement this morning due to a lack of breeze, Day 4 of Chichester Harbour Race Week kicked off to a increasing south westerly. Taking a look at the spectrum of boats today demonstrating the diversity of sailors here at Hayling Island. From Optimists to RS Elites, it doesn't m...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - FInal Day

    Episode 20

    Sore heads were met by grey skies on the final day of Chichester Harbour Race Week. After a 4-day streak of champagne sailing conditions, the tide turned at Hayling Island with nasty squalls rolling through causing the race committee to abandon racing. An early pack up and a crowded prize marking...

  • Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash 2016

    Episode 21

    The Draycote Dash is the start of the UK's Sailjuice.com Winter Series hosted by Draycote Sailing Club over two days. Craig Williamson in his Laser, won the Dash Pursuit with the GP14 duo, Fergus Barnham and Andy Hunter, second to mirror the over night leader board. Peter Gray and Andy Davis (Sco...

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 23rd June - The 49ers speedsters get started

    Episode 22

    Kiel Week 2016 - 23rd June - More Olympic Classes hit the water with a focus on the 49ers both men and women teams and 2.4m individual dinghy. The F18 and Hobie 16 are still battling it out for the overall win too.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 24th June - Highlights - Olympic Classes

    Episode 23

    Kiel Week 2016 - 24th June - The tension starts to grow with the Olympic Class sailors with highlights of the 49er and 470 classes on the water.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 25th June - Highlights - Tall ships parade

    Episode 24

    Kiel Week 2016 - 25th June - The Tallships Parade showcase what a diverse range of boats attend every year. The weather is looking grim but the 470, J/70 and 49er classes are still working hard through the rain.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club