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Italians Take Top Spots at 2017 Zhik Europeans

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Federico Zampiccoli and Leonardo Chiste sailed a consistent Europeans to take the title while fellow countrywomen Margherita Porro and Sofia Leoni took 4th overall and top female team.
2nd overall: Kasper Nordenram & Axel Pantzare - SWE
3rd overall: Andres Barrio Garcia & Nestor Vega - ESP

Full results here

Francesco Kayrouz/Jackson Keon - new Zhik 29er World Champions!

  Congratulations to Francesco Kayrouz & Jackson Keon (NZL) - new Zhik 29er World Champions! 


Russians Novikova & Sabirova Take Gdynia EuroCup

Zoya Novikova and DIana Sabirova won the EuroCup in Poland July 16.  20 teams representing 6 nations competed at the Polish EuroCup held amidst the Gdynia Sailing Days regatta. Top 3:

  1. Zoya Novikova/Diana Sabirova - RUS
  2. Mikolaj Saniul/Kajetan Jablonski - POL
  3. Oscar Engstrom/Hugo Westberg - SWE

Full Results here

The next EuroCup event is the European Championship to be sailed in Quiberon, France.

Jaffrezic & Chauvel take Kiel Week - EuroCup #6

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French teams swept the podium at the 2017 Kiel Week and EuroCup #6 sailed 17-20 June.  By far the largest EuroCup of 2017 with 93 entries representing 17 nations.

Benjamin Jaffrezic and Leo Chauvel took gold with Theo Revil and Guatier Guevel in 2nd and Aristide Girou and Noah Chauvin 3rd.  Full results here

Photo: FRA2232 Girou/Chauvin with 2nd place Revil/Guevel (FRA11) 

29er Executive Revises Rotation of World Championships effective 2019

  • After careful consideration, the 29er Class Executive Committee has decided to revise the rotation of its World Championships effective for 2019.  The Executive takes this step to ensure that future World Championships have an adequate supply of charter boats.

  • Beginning in 2019, World Championships will be held in Europe for four consecutive years followed by one year outside of Europe.  The rotation, which is available on the 29er Class website, will be

    o 2019 – Europe (POL selected in 2016)
    o 2020 – Europe
    o 2021 – Europe
    o 2022 – Europe
    o 2023 – Any continent but Europe

  • The deadline for bids for the 2020 World and European Championships has been extended to January 1, 2018.  We have made this extension to accommodate World Sailing’s decision to select the 2020 Youth Worlds venue in the fall of 2017. 
  • The Class has created a new, online bidding format that will be available shortly.  Bids previously submitted in the old format will be considered as is or the bidding organization my resubmit its bid with the new format.
  • The Class will continue to utilize its online voting system for selecting World and European Championships.  The bid review and comment period and the voting schedule will be announced shortly and, for 2020 events, will take place after the January 1 bid deadline.
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