The 49er has sailed in every Olympics since 2000 and continues to be the choice to present day. The relationship between skipper and crew is critical on the 49er, perhaps more so than on any other Olympic boat. Going so fast on the edge of control means that one slip can result in a capsize.
It’s drama for leaders Burling & Tuke (NZL) as gear failure ends their race allowing the chasing teams to close the gap in race 8 of the 2019 49er World Championship
Heil & Ploessel (GER) look to close the gap to Burling & Tuke (NZL) in the final gold fleet race before the double points medal race of the 2019 49er World Championship.
Thailand and India top the results in Bronze Race 1 of the 2019 49er World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand.
Argentina and Australia top the results in Silver Race 7 of the 2019 49er World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand.
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.