49er / 49erFX

49er / 49erFX

11 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.

49er / 49erFX
  • Kiel Week 2016 - 26th June - Highlights - Medal Races

    Episode 1

    Kiel Week 2016 - 26th June - Highlights of the Men and Women 49er, 470, Laser and 2.4m teams finishing their medal races and the J/70's are working hard with the good breeze at Kiel.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Tuesday

    Episode 2

    Tuesday - Day Two of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Thursday

    Episode 3

    Thursday - Day Four of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Friday

    Episode 4

    Friday - Day Five of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Saturday

    Episode 5

    Saturday - Final Day of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR - A legendary trophy

    Episode 6

    Great documentary with interviews of some of the legends of Olympic sailing including Saskia Clark explaining what makes the Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR so special.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 29er & 49er National Cup in Rome

    Episode 7

    A short film from the last event held by Nauticlub Castelfusano, Italy.

    Video Producer: Samma Productions

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 1

    Episode 8

    A cold, windy and bumpy start to the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta as 21 races were completed throughout the day.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 2

    Episode 9

    Patience was the key on day two of the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta as light winds meant minimising risks and consistency where key to winning the day.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 3

    Episode 10

    Light winds delayed racing on day three of the Delta Lloyd Regatta - the breeze steadily filled in throughout the day to provide fantastic conditions for the Olympic Classes.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 4

    Episode 11

    A building onshore breeze bought the best conditions of the week so far at the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta, sailors took advantage of the conditions to extend their leads in their respective classes in the build up to the Medal Races.