Please select your home edition
Edition
RS Sailing 2020 - Summer Offer - LEADERBOARD

US Sailing Team at 2020 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Worlds - Day 1

by Brittney Manning 10 Feb 06:52 PST
U.S. 49er athletes Training for the 2020 Wolrd Championships on Port Phillip Bay, AUS © Sailing Energy

Today turned out to be a dress rehearsal, all dressed up with nowhere to go for the sailors at the 2020 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra World Championships. A day of waiting, unfortunately, ended without any racing in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

The Race Committee monitored conditions on Corio Bay from well before the morning session to late afternoon, 25-30 knots out of the east keeping 49er crews ashore all day playing pool and cards, one eye on the flagpole. Afternoon sessions for the 49erFX and Nacra 17 were abandoned early.

Though the U.S. athletes were excited to race, it's a given that these days will happen. US Sailing Team 49erFX athletes, Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Anna Tobias (Pittsburgh, Penn.) said, "As a sport that relies heavily on mother nature, it happens."

The racing schedule for Tuesday, February 11 remains as per the schedule which is 49erFX and Nacras up first and 49er men's skiffs in the afternoon. The forecast is for lighter winds in the morning then 15-20 knots from the south-southwest in the afternoon with the chance of thunderstorms.

The Laser Men will also begin racing in Sandringham tomorrow, as planned.

49er.org/event/2020-world-championship

Related Articles

Strong return to racing for U.S. athletes in Kiel
Pleased to have the opportunity to compete at international level again On Sunday, September 13, Olympic class racing at the 2020 Kiel Week Regatta came to a close. After several months without racing, all of the sailors are pleased to have the opportunity to compete at the international level again. Posted on 14 Sep
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series
LGBTQ+ Community in Sailing panel to be featured on The Starboard Portal The Starboard Portal panel will share their personal and professional perspectives, and provide recommendations on how sailing organizations can work to be more inclusive to individuals who represent this community. Posted on 4 Sep
Jobson talks to Allison Jolly & Lynne Jewell Shore
First women to win an Olympic gold medal on Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Series Allison Jolly and Lynne Jewell Shore became the first women to win an Olympic gold medal in sailing at the 1988 Olympic Games in South Korea. Posted on 27 Aug
U.S. Team Racing Championship canceled
Bristol, Rhode Island to host the George R. Hinman Trophy in 2021 Following months of collaboration and teamwork, US Sailing and the Bristol Yacht Club (R.I.) decided not to hold the 2020 U.S. Team Racing Championship this year due to ongoing circumstances caused by the COVID19 pandemic. Posted on 18 Aug
US Sailing announces Reach Youth Engagement Grants
Awarded to Programs in Midwest, Pacific Northwest Sailing centers in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest have been awarded Youth Engagement Grants by US Sailing's Reach Initiative. Posted on 6 Aug
Increasing siversity, equity and inclusion
Watch live on Tuesday, Aug. 4 - how sailors and sailing organizations can implement strategies The panel will discuss ways sailors and sailing organizations can implement strategies now to increase awareness and opportunities within their sailing organizations and programs for individuals from diverse backgrounds and people of color. Posted on 1 Aug
US Sailing Reach Hub Grants awarded to centers
Sailing centers in the Southern California and Midwest regions have been awarded grants Sailing centers in the Southern California and Midwest regions have been awarded Reach Hub grants to grow youth sailing through STEM and environmental education as part of the US Sailing Reach Initiative. Posted on 30 Jul
Fun is the key
We can create growth in sailing by helping people have more fun playing with sailboats The lessons of the past are still relevant today! This article excerpt was originally published in the July/August 1996 edition of the American Sailor. Posted on 29 Jul
Tuning for performance
Get a good understanding of the methods of tuning your one design Get a good understanding of the importance and methods of tuning your one design and your results will surely improve. Posted on 29 Jul
Luke Muller selected for U.S. Olympic Sailing Team
Earning selection thanks to his performances at the 2019 Finn Worlds On Thursday, June 9, US Sailing announced the conclusion of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Athlete Trials in the Finn class. As a result Luke Muller has earned selection to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team and is nominated to Team USA. Posted on 11 Jul
Gul 2020 FOOTERUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERNorth Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Footer