The boat

Width: 2,90 m49er Weight: 120 kg
Rig hight: 8.50 m
Main/jib (sail area): 21.2 m2
Spinnaker (sail area): 38 m2
Crew weight: 150-160 kg
Design: Julian Bethwaite, 1995

In the Olympic since 2000. It’s sailed by two persons in trapeze, who stands out on the wide wings. The 49er have got huge amount of sail area compared to the crew weight which demands crews that are both strong and fast.

 

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