Please select your home edition
Vaikobi 2019 - Leaderboard 1
Product Feature - PROtect Tapes Yacht kit - PROtect Tapes Yacht kit
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine

Full racing risks
New for old cover

Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 European Championship 2019 - Day 3: GBR team report

by British Sailing Team Media 15 May 20:33 BST 13-19 May 2019
James Peters and Fynn Sterritt on day 3 of the Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra, European Championships © Nick Dempsey / RYA

The Headlines:

  • Final day of qualifying sees gold, silver and bronze fleets decided
  • 49er duo James Peters and Fynn Sterritt come out firing on day 3; a 1, 2, 3 shoots them up to seventh
  • Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell hold sixth with second win in ten races
  • Jack Hawkins and Chris Thomas third Brit 49er crew to make 25-boat gold fleet after winning redress
  • John Gimson and Anna Burnet (Nacra 17) post a 2, 2, 3 to solidify 2nd overall
  • All four British Nacra 17 crews make gold fleet cut
  • Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey four points off 49erFX leaders in second
  • Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth (49erFX) make gold fleet in 23rd
  • Three days of fleet racing now follow to decide Sunday's medal race top ten
  • Live broadcast begins tomorrow from 10.30am at

What they said:

Fynn Sterritt, 31, Kingussie, Scotland (49er): "Today was a day where people weren't that consistent compared to the first couple of days of the regatta so hopefully we gained a few points on the leading bunch. It felt like we needed one of those days - and it's come at the right time. We got a little lucky but we were also sailing really fast, and we were set up nicely for the conditions. The boat was going really well and we were getting ourselves out of tight situations that make all the difference."

John Gimson, 36, Congleton, Cheshire (Nacra 17): "We had a pretty solid day today. We're pretty happy with the score. It's the end of qualifying today and our goal for qualifying was always to be in contention going into gold fleet, which I think we have. So far so good, but there's a long way to go."

Live show:

From May 16-19 a live show including coverage of the racing will be broadcast via the 49er class, Nacra 17 class and British Sailing Team's Youtube channels. The presenters are Genny Tulloch, Andy Rice and a daily guest host.

Related Articles

Brits dominate home European Championships
Brace of golds in the 49er and Nacra 17 classes Britain's elite sailors scooped the European gold and silver medals in both the 49er and Nacra 17 classes today in a flurry of success on home waters of Weymouth and Portland. Posted on 20 May
British athletes seek European success
Britain's Laser and Laser Radial sailors will take on the world's best For both classes it will be the first time in 2019 that all the major players will be on the start line, marking the biggest test to date in the run-up to the next Olympics. Posted on 19 May
Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 Europeans day 6
Brits make podium bids on penultimate day Late start, light winds for penultimate day of European Championship. Battle for podium places intensifies as regatta reaches business end. Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell (49er) move up to second in bid for 49er victory Posted on 18 May
Giles Scott claims third Finn class European crown
Rio 2016 gold medallist secured win with a tenth-place finish Olympic champion Giles Scott said he has taken 'another little step towards Tokyo 2020' today after winning the Finn class European Championships for the third time. Posted on 18 May
Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 Europeans day 5
Three counters including race win for Fletcher and Bithell Lighter, shifty winds test sailors on second day of final series racing. John Gimson and Anna Burnet (Nacra 17) slowed by weed in day 5 opener, recover with a third in final race to sit third overall. Posted on 17 May
Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 Europeans day 4
Gimson and Burnet strike John Gimson and Anna Burnet (Nacra 17) go top by a point thanks to a 1, 2, 6. Ben Saxton and Nikki Boniface take a swim while leading Nacra 17 day 4 opener, finish twelfth. Posted on 16 May
European silver for Mills and McIntyre
At the 470 class European Championships Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre scooped silver for Great Britain at the 470 class European Championships on Tuesday. Posted on 14 May
Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 Europeans, day 1
Champagne conditions for opening day: wind, waves and sun Three races for 49erFX and Nacra 17 fleets, four for 49ers. Nacra 17 pair Ben Saxton and Nikki Boniface open regatta with race win. John Gimson and Anna Burnet (above) lead British Nacra 17 charge in seventh Posted on 13 May
Brits aim to exploit home advantage
49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships coming up More than 400 athletes from all over the world will face off for the European Championships crown in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 classes – three of the fastest and most exciting Olympic classes. Posted on 11 May
Wright expects fierce battle at Finn Europeans
The world's best go head-to-head in Athens, Greece Wright, from Bournemouth, stormed to victory at the 2018 Europeans in Cadiz, Spain, before rounding off the season with third at the World Cup Series on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing waters of Enoshima. Posted on 10 May