PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (November 10, 2014) – On-line entry to ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015 is open. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is December 5, 2014. Entries must be received by January 4, 2015 to qualify for early entry. Competitors and coaches are required to register online, as on-site registration will not be available. Additional fees will apply for entries received after the deadline.
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 on Biscayne Bay. The event is the only North American regatta to be included in the International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) 2014-15 Sailing World Cup series.
Competitors in the Olympic and Paralympic events will have five days of fleet racing from Monday, January 26 to Friday, January 30. Medal Races across the ten Olympic 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 Grand Final, while the best placed ‘home continent’ sailor will also qualify. The regatta is especially important as a ranking regatta for sailors hoping to qualify for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, which annually distinguishes the top sailors in each Olympic and Paralympic class. The regatta is a 2015 Pan Am Games nation qualifier for the Laser, Radial, 49erFX and RS:X men and women.
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.
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami is sponsored by Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Sperry Top-Sider, Chubb Personal Insurance, City of Miami, Harken, McLube, Coral Reef Sailing Apparel, UMiami Health Sports Medicine, and Vetus-Maxwell
Press Contacts: Jake Fish, US Sailing, 401-683-0800 x614, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2014 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.
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.