From French Mistral winds in the 30s to bobbing around in postponement and everything in between, Hyères tested competitors with a wide range of challenges during the 54th edition of Semaine Olympique Française. Daniela Moroz brought home a silver medal for the USA in the Women’s Formula Kite and two more classes finished off their selection procedures for the 2023 Olympic Test Event and Pan American Games.
The US Sailing Team is back on the water for Semaine Olympique Française “French Olympic Week” just two weeks after the Trofeo Princesa Sofía in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two regattas are a popular combo for athletes on the campaign trail because of their proximity of timing and location, and provide vital opportunities to spar with the international fleets on the path to Paris 2024.
The 52nd edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mallorca is in the books after a week of strong showings by American athletes on the Bay of Palma that also brought to light the areas each fleet plans to focus on for the international season.
Almost 1,000 boats and just under 1,300 athletes from 67 countries will take to the water from April 3-8 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for the highest attended Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mallorca Regatta in its 52-year history. Eighteen US Sailing Team athletes and twenty-three additional USA representatives across all 10 Olympic classes are making their final preparations on the shores of the Bay of Palma.
On January 30, 2023, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced their decision that Para Sailing will not be reinstated for Los Angeles 2028 after a valiant worldwide campaign led by World Sailing to boost involvement in the sport and support of Para athletes.
In addition to the Olympic classes, the 2023 Sailing World Championship will also hold events in four Para Sailing classes for the first time ever: Men’s Hansa 303, Women’s Hansa 303, 2.4mR OD, and RS Venture Connect.
US Sailing is excited to announce selection procedures for the 2023 Youth Sailing World Championship. Additionally, 2023 ANOC World Beach Games selection criteria and qualification outlines are now live, and an update to 2023 Pan Am Games selection has been posted.
Like a 4th of July fireworks show finale, the month of October will serve as a grand conclusion for the 2022 Olympic sailing circuit, with four World Championships happening over the course of the month.