As Official Clothing Partner of the 49er and 49erFX classes, Magic Marine supported the Europeans in Porto, Portugal in order to increase the event coverage. This included adding interesting interviews during the daily Magic Marine morning show as well as the Starting Competitions with the help of the SAP software. Close racing in difficult conditions was what we’ve seen all days which ended in exciting and spectacular Medal Races in both classes.
The 49er class is built on the foundations of the Sydney Harbor 18 foot skiff class and has been an Olympic event since 2000. The 49erFX will be making it’s first appearance at the Olympics in Rio 2016. Since 2012, Magic Marine works closely with the 49er and the 49erFX class as their Official Clothing Partner.
As result of the cooperation between the class organization and the clothing brand the Magic Marine Starting Competition was again held during the Europeans. This competition analyzes with the SAP software to determine the best starters per class. This combines distance to the line, speed at the gun and positioning. Sailing is a complex sport so with the new innovations from SAP the spectators are able to better understand the different aspects of the course. Magic Marine would like to congratulate all of the winners.