The size of the main and boom has been adjusted to get the right front/rear aerodynamic center to maintain the same balance as the 49er. All mast fittings are the same on the 49er and FX, so spare parts can be used for both boats. The 49er was designed by Julian Bethwaite (Frank Bethwaite`s son) and developed by a consortium of Bethwaites, Performance Sailcraft Japan, Peter Johnston and Ovington Boats.  The boat has been an Olympic class since it was selected by the International Sailing Federation to be the high-performance double-handed dinghy at the Sydney 2000 Summer Games. Her derivative with a redesigned rig, the `49 FX, was selected by World Sailing as a women`s doubles performer at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The rudder and dagger are made of a composite material consisting of epoxy resin, carbon and glass covered with a hard gelcoat surface. The head of each legal film bears the 49 logo in relief and the ICA label.  The FX will have the support of weekend warriors and young sailors who find the 49er too many of a handful. FX fleets will be important.
Quality races will be closer to home. One of the British medals was in the Finnish men`s class that has dominated the country this century, but the other two were in events where the British had never won a medal (men 49ers) or had not won one since 1976 (mixed nacra). The media and viewers already love the 49erFX. The women`s skiff event at the 49erFX has the potential to become one of the glamorous events of the entire Olympic Games. The rules of the 49er class are available on the World Sailing Class page An important feature is how much the 49erFX rigging relieves responsibility. It`s very cool to see it in action at 20-25 knots! You can see this in action in our heavy YouTube clip. With the North Sails analysis software, John Clinton optimized the new navigation plan with the flow program. Clinton also designed the current carbon 49er platform and the 18-foot skiff platforms that have won a number of recent world championships. If you want to follow the action of the best 49erFX sailors in the world, sign up to stay in touch! Another big advantage is the downwind performance. In the 49er, you get to the point where you take so much away that the spinnaker starts to collapse from behind.
This does not happen in FX. The spinnaker is much flatter and flies further away from the boat. Girls weighing 125 kg can push hard in 25 knots and were slightly faster than boys. The dynamics of the platform are such that the bow lifts much more than the 49er and it is much more difficult to dive into the nose. You can send it through the waves with much more confidence. The guys commented that the FX is much easier to bear than the 49er. Congratulations on your choice of the 49er and 49erFX. Welcome to the 49er Global Group of Sailors. The 29er is a smaller trapeze trainer and unique to the 49er. It has become popular in North America, Europe and Australia as a speedboat for young people. Recently, the 29erXX, a double trapezoidal version of the 29er, was produced with a rigging very similar to the 49er. The rules of class FX stipulate that the fuselage, wings, foils, boom and mast must be part of class 49.
The upper and lower tubes are about 450 mm shorter than the 49er mast tubes. The spreaders are the same as the 49ers and can be used on both boats. The 49th has a noble ancestry of the skiffs of Sydney Harbour. The Skiffs had their first official regatta in 1827 and have been riding ever since. Elsewhere in the world, skiffs have been increasingly seen as the regatta course has expanded to Europe and the United States, as well as through television coverage. Races for the 49er class can be better tracked via 49er.org. The 49er made its first Olympic appearance at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and has grown in popularity ever since. With a handicap of 740 in Portsmouth, the 49er is the fastest two-person monohull canoe.
The shell is made of epoxy GRP and foam sandwich laminate with carbon fiber in high load ranges. It contains two solid wings, also called racks, which engage on the side to increase the mounting torque of the trapezoidal crew.  Its length was set at 4.99 meters because ISAF`s order for the Olympic-class high-performance dinghy required a 5-meter boat, but Tokao Otani, a member of the development consortium, pointed out that there is a tariff in Japan for boats over 5 meters long.  It has a good entry point to make an efficient transition between Low Speed Placement and High Speed Hobling modes.  According to the rules of International Class 49, the minimum weight of the hull, including all permanent accessories, must not be less than 94.0 kg.  Since the introduction of the `49, gennaker designs have evolved to become flatter for high-speed skiffs and multihull boats. The new FX gennaker was based on the latest high-end skiff designs to produce a highly efficient sail that allows the smaller rigged FX to compete with the 49 downwind in most conditions as well. Against the rise, the new FX navigation plane is also able to compete with the 49er in many conditions, with the rigging settings adjusted by the range in the same way as the 49er to achieve optimal performance in all wind forces. The 49er and 49erFX are the first Olympic skiffs. Designed by renowned Australian skier Julian Bethwaite, the 49er represents the pinnacle of high-performance sailing, remains the gold standard of sports competitions on the water and becomes a testing ground for today`s best international sailors. With a double trapeze, a self-rotating boom, an asymmetrical gennaker and massive wings, the 49er and 49erFX can reach speeds of 25 knots. With the addition of the 49erFX variant, the class opened up to younger, smaller and more feminine sailors while offering the same excitement.
The sail plan was designed to generate the right amount of power for a crew of 120 kg, so they would be fully powered at a wind speed similar to that of the men of the 49er and would begin to demotorize at the same wind speed. The 49er FX was developed by Mackay Boats as an Olympic class for women. It consists of a fuselage, wings and foils of 49, with a reduced platform designed for the weight of an elite female crew. As a one-design class, the 49er has two approved suppliers, Mackay Boats in Oceania and Ovington in Europe. The sails are made of the same fabric as the 49ers. Gennakers are available in black, dark blue, red, white, pink and light blue The name of the 49er comes from its hull length of 4.99 meters (16 ft 4 in).