The Notice of Race for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, scheduled for January 25-31, 2015, has been released.
On-line entry will open on November 10, 2014 at mocr.ussailing.org. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is December 5, 2014. Entries must be received no later than January 5, 2015 to qualify for early entry.
US Sailing’s premier event – the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami – is set to return to Miami, Fla. for top-level Olympic and Paralympic class racing. The event is only North American regatta to be included in the International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) 2014-15 Sailing World Cup series.
Competitors in the Paralympic events will have five days of fleet racing from Monday, January 26 to Friday, January 30. Medal Races across the ten OIympic events will bring the regatta to a close on Saturday, January 31 where medals will be awarded to the top three boats.
Event winners in each Olympic event from ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami will qualify for the 2015 SWC Final, while the best placed ‘home continent’ sailor will also qualify.
Regatta Headquarters will be located at the US Sailing Center Miami, an official Olympic training center, in Coconut Grove, Miami, Fla. Additional hosts for the event include Miami Rowing Club, Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Shake-a-Leg Miami. These sailing organizations host classes onshore, as well as help run the on-the-water racing. The Coral Reef Yacht Club hosts the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup
Melbourne – December 7-14, 2014
Miami – January 25-31, 2015
Hyères – April 20-26, 2015
Weymouth – June 8-14, 2015
Asian Round – September / October 2015
2015 Final Abu Dhabi – TBC
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Press Officer – Jake Fish
About US Sailing’s ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
Established in 1990 by US Sailing, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami annually draws elite sailors, including Olympic and Paralympic medalists and hopefuls from around the world. The regatta is open to boats competing in events chosen for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition and the 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition. The 10 Olympic classes are: Laser Radial (women), Laser (men), Finn (men), Men’s and Women’s Windsurfing, 49er (men), 49er FX (women), Men’s and Women’s 470 and Nacra 17 (mixed). The three Paralympic classes are: 2.4mR (open, able and disabled), SKUD-18 (mixed, disabled) and Sonar (open, disabled). In addition to being an ISAF Sailing World Cup ranking event, the regatta also will aid in selecting members of the 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.
ISAF Sailing World Cup
The ISAF Sailing World Cup is a world-class annual series for Olympic sailing. It is open to the sailing events chosen for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. The ISAF Sailing World Cup brings together the major regattas on the Olympic sailing circuit. Over 2,000 of the world’s leading sailors representing 75 nations competed in the sixth season of the World Cup, 2013-2014. For more information about ISAF please go to isaf.com or contact email@example.com
About US Sailing
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami is organized by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, which provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit us at www.ussailing.org.