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Sustainability Kick Start for Euros and Live Broadcast from Kiel

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Sustainability Kick Start for Euros and Live Broadcast from Kiel

RYA aims to set new sustainability standards at VOLVO  49er, 49erFX and NACRA 17 European Championship 

The Volvo 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championship will mark Plastic Free Day with a beach clean as part of its commitment to sustainability.

Sailors, coaches, support staff and members of the public are invited to join the beach clean at 5pm on May 8 at Chesil Beach, close to the regatta venue of Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

The beach clean is part of a raft of sustainable practices implemented by regatta organisers, the RYA and the 49er and Nacra 17 class associations to limit the impact of the event on the environment and raise awareness of environmental issues.

“The RYA are very proud to be hosting such a prestigious international event and we wish to use this opportunity to set better sustainability standards that can be emulated by other sailing events throughout the country,” said Ian Walker, RYA Director of Racing. “Sailing relies on nature and sailors feel they have a responsibility to lead the way on these issues.”

It is backed by The Green Blue, a joint initiative between the RYA and British Marine to promote sustainable environmental practice in boating.

Sustainability is also a key priority for regatta title sponsor Volvo Car UK, as well as funding partner UK Sport.

Volvo is aiming to be climate-neutral in its manufacturing operations and for at least 25 per cent.

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More Racing for the Juniors

Stemming from the large surge of sailors joining the 49er and 49erFX fleets in recent years, and at ever younger ages, the 49er Class is pleased to announce a 2nd annual Junior age event each year. Starting in 2019, we will be hosting two Junior Only age events for the U23 sailors in the fleet.

With youth racing until U19, and the large jump in skills to compete at the senior level, the Junior age regattas are becoming more important than ever. We are please to join up in 2019 with Vilamoura Sailing, and will look to keep this 2nd annual regatta going from now on.

The 2019 Junior World Championships are in July in Risor, Norway. Over 100 teams are already signed up.

With the announcement the 2nd regatta, the Junior Europeans this winter in Vilamoura, the youngsters who won’t be able to travel down under for the big circuit will have something to train for.

Kiel Week and the 49er Class to produce English Language Broadcast for 2019 

The biggest regatta in on earth will be coming to you in English in 2019. For the past number of years, Kiel Week, the regatta and sailing festival that is unequalled the world over, has produced an excellent live broadcast of the racing. For 2019, via the 49er youtube channel, it will now also be available in English to viewers the world over.
“Kiel Week hosted the 49er and Nacra 17 classes for the European Championship in 2017. We see things the same way for promoting the best of Olympic sailing and Olympic sailors. With the common approach to Olympic sailing it was easy for us to link up again in another capacity,” said 49er and Nacra 17 class president, Marcus Spillane.
Subscribe to the 49er youtube channel and get ready for the action. The preliminary broadcast schedule for Kieler Woche is:
June 26                 11:30 – 12:45     Offshore Race Start 11:30
13:00 – 15:00     49er Men… read on for additional broadcast times…

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