The 2019 World Championship is the most important regatta for sailors outside of the Olympic Games. The 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championship saw Auckland host over 400 athletes 8 months ahead of the (now rescheduled) 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. With 15 Olympic berths up for grabs as well as multiple national selection positions, the 2019 World Championships was one of the most crucial events in this Olympic cycle. Photography - Matias Capizzano
New Zealand’s Peter Burling & Blair Tuke win their 5th 49er World Championship ahead of Germany’s Heil & Ploessel and Great Britain’s Fletcher & Bithell.
Annemiek Bekkering & Annette Duetz (NED) win their second consecutive title in a dramatic double points medal race at the 2019 49erFX World Championship.
Vittorio Bissaro & Maelle Frascari of Italy take out the 2019 Nacra 17 World Championship in a thrilling double points medal race.