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
  • Pathway To The Olympics - 49er & 49erFX

    Episode 1

    The 49er and 49erFX are regarded as the pinnacle of high speed Olympic racing - Martine Grael, Diego Botin and Iago Lopez explained why they race these skiffs, future plans and advice for aspiring Olympians.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Kiel Week 2019 - Sailing Highlights - Day 5

    Episode 2

    All the action from Kiel Week - it's time for the 49ers and 82 skiffs have arrived. The Australian Phillips brothers, Will and Sam, are looking in confident form.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision

  • Kiel Week 2019 - Sailing Highlights - Day 7

    Episode 3

    All of the action from Kiel Week - lighter conditions and the 49er FX women took to the water for some close racing - Jurczok and Lorenz current leaders from Germany.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision

  • Kiel Week 2019 - Sailing Highlights - Day 8

    Episode 4

    All of the action from Kiel Week - the Gold fleet races for the 49ers but light winds hampered the men with just one race with Poland leading into the last day.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision

  • Kiel Week 2019 - Sailing Highlights - Final Day

    Episode 5

    All of the action from Kiel Week - medla race time. The Top 10 race for double points in the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX. Austrian's Thomas Zajac and 'Babs' Matz win the Nacra 17, Germany's Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz take the 49erFX, with finally, Kiwi 49er pair, Logan Dunning and Oscar Gunn...