B14 worlds day 1 ©Tom Gruitt / www.fotoboat.com

In 2019, the B14 World Championships are returning to Carnac, France. On the Brittany Coast and the site of several very successful B14 Championships, Carnac is the perfect location for these Worlds: The waters of Quiberon Bay offer sailing in fresh Atlantic breeze, but are protected from the Atlantic swell, allowing for fast and exciting sailing. Shoreside, Carnac is well known for it’s restaurants and active night life. For family members that won’t be sailing, the region has much to offer as well. From hikes up Saint Michel Tumulus, over the Quiberon Peninsula with the rough Atlantic Coast, the region also has a number of prehistoric sites with the “best museum of the Megalithic period in the World”. There is no doubt that Carnac 2019 will be an experience to remember - for sailors and non-sailors alike.

The event will follow the now standard B14 Worlds format with a 3 day Pre-World/European Championships running July 25 - 27 and the actual Worlds running July 29 to August 2. There will only be a single lay day on July 28, so adding a few days extra before or after the event is highly recommended.

With the Championships running at the start of the French holiday season, now is the time to start making plans. Affordable accommodations are still available, and tickets (ferry for the UK attendees and plane for the Southern Hemisphere teams) are still affordable.

We look forward to seeing you all in Brittany!

 

B14 Carnac Worlds 2010 ©Tom Gruitt / www.fotoboat.com

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Some links useful links:

Venue intro:
http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/venue-guides/carnac-sailing-venue-guide

Yacht Club de Carnac: https://www.yccarnac.com

Tourist information: http://www.carnactourism.co.uk

Day 1 of the Petuna and Bell Bay Aluminium B14 Open Australian Nationals at Beauty Point in Bell Bay, Northern Tasmania, the fleet were greeted by a NNW force 3 – 4, flat water, wall to wall sunshine and 28 C. Who would have the upper hand, the locals or the Pommies in the warm up to the main show next week.

After an hour of waiting for the wind to arrive, competitors hit the water in a building but none the less soft North Easterly. Light weight crews were keen to get on the water to make the most of their favoured conditions. In particular the chance was there for the Pommie B14s to show their prowess in the light shifty winds.

Day 4 report of the Tamar Cove CST Composites B14 World Championships. Today’s race day sponsor is Brierley Marine.