The inaugural 49erFX World championships were held in Marseille FRA during Spetmeber 2013.
Congratulations to all 53 crews who competed!
Mackay Boats developed the new FX rig for the 49er. After 9 months of testing by the Mackay team the boat was taken to Santander (ESP) and trialed againt 5 other boats by the ISAF evaluation committee.
The boat was finally selected at the ISAF mid-year conderence in early May and will be used for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Since the ISAF trials in Santander we have continued working on the FX with many hours of 2 boats testing.
We have fine tuned things like jib battens, sail corner reinforcement, jib sheeting angles and refined the different rig settings in a range of conditions. The results from this have been included in the final sails which are made by North Sails in Sri Lanka.
The final sails will be built from the same cloth as the 49er. Gennakers are being offered in Black, Dark Blue, Red, White, Pink and Light blue