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49er

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This boat is raced at the Olympic games

The 49er is the twin-trapeze high-performance class that won the spot for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. It has since been voted by ISAF for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Size: 4.99 metres long, 3.05 metres wide, weighing approx 62 kilograms
Sails: 21.2 square metres (extra sail called spinnaker is 38 square metres)

Number of sailors: 2

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