In May 2012 the World Sailing selected the Nacra 17 as the equipment for the mixed multihull event at Rio 2016. It was the first time there has been a mixed discipline on the Olympic sailing program. Nacra Sailing International is a Dutch company and based in Scheveningen (The Hague). Morrelli & Melvin designed the Nacra 17. The curved dagger boards add a distinct dimension to the catamaran sailing. In February 2013, the Nacra 17 was selected HISWA Boat of the Year.
The NACRA 17 is used as the exclusive Olympic Multihull equipment in the “mixed multihull class” running up to the Olympic Games. Every year there are several World Sailing World Cups, World Championships and other continental championships where the elite sailors of the world in the catamaran are racing one another.
2020 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Oceania Champs - Final Day
Geelong saved the best til last - the gnarliest final day of the 2020 Oceania's! The wind picked up throughout the day until the 49er Gold fleet went out but it was the Spanish Skiff Armada that won the day in both mens and womens classes.
2020 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Oceania Champs - Day Three
Master Class Sunday - 49er & 49er FX have been split into their Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets so it was all to play for on the penultimate day of the 2020 Oceania's. Burling and Tuke, current 49er World Champs, made a mistake in the first race at the windward mark but still managed to claw thems...
2020 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Oceania Champs - Day Two
Gnarly Saturday - 49er FX and Nacra 17's were the first to get out on Corio Bay and what a day it was - windy and rain - lots of rain! Aerobatics with Committee Boat, carnage at the leeward gate and weed trawling - it had everything at the 2020 Oceania Champs!
2020 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Oceania Champs - Day One
It was hot, very hot and shifty, very shifty for the 49ers on their first day at the Oceania Championships in Geelong, Australia. Corio Bay is renowned for having four seasons in a day - it certainly lived up to it's reputation. Only the 49er's went out with the FX and Nacra 17 sailors relaxed in...
2020 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Oceania Champs - Day Zero
Teams get ready for the Oceania Championships 2020 hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Interviews with plenty of the competitors including Kiwi 49er legend, Blair Tuke, current world champion with Peter Burling.
Cruising up the Corio Bay channel - sounds easy but it's like threading a needle with another 150 yachts at the same time. Glorious final day to the Festival of Sails 2020 with interviews with some of the International Etchells and Cruising divisional winners. Good-bye FoS - welcome to 2020 Ocean...
Put your frustrations aside, work as a team and get the job done. Sounds easy, well it's not. Thomas Zajac and Barbara Matz lead the fleet but go into the final day at Kiel with the medal race to go - will they get their hands on the gold medal? (English Subtitles)
Every sailor has a long road to go until he or she reaches the top. What is professional sailor life like on the road to Tokyo 2020? Thomas Zajac and Barbara Matz guide you through their house - fun times with film producer Dominik Matesa and their coach Angelo Glisoni. (English Subtitles)
Candidate Sailing - Learning To Foil in 15 Minutes - Part One
Is it possible to learn to foil in 15 minutes? Part One - Olympic Nacra 17 medalist, Thomas Zajac, takes out Candidate Sailing film maker, Dominik Matesa, to show how easy (or not) foiling is.. (English Subtitles)
Candidate Sailing - Learning To Foil in 15 Minutes - Part Two
Is it possible to learn to foil in 15 minutes? Part Two - Thomas Zajac, Olympic Nacra 17 medalist, tries to teach Dominik Matesa how to foil with the obvious result - it's not easy! (English Subtitles)
Candidate Sailing - The Office Of A Professional Sailor
Most people think the life of the professional sailor is a gentle breeze and blue skies... Thomas Zajac and Barbara Matz are on the road to Tokyo 2020 and training hard in Uruguay with the British and Argentian Nacra 17 teams alongside their coach, Angelo Glisoni. The highs and lows of the Olympi...
There may not have been any racing on Day Two of the 2020 Forward WIP 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships in Austria, but the sailors are excited to be back competing in a heavily effected 2020 sailing schedule. (CC Available)
49er - 49erFX - Nacra 17 Europeans 2020 - Day Three
At the halfway point of the 2020 Forward WIP European Championships, some familiar faces at the top of the leaderboard. But with three more days of challenging racing coming up, it's still anyone's game. (CC Available)