US Sailing’s premier event – the 29th running of World Cup Series Miami USA – will return to Miami, Fla. for top-level Olympic class racing. As the only North American regatta to be included in the World Cup Series, the regatta is a mainstay on the winter circuit for sailors campaigning for the next Olympic Games.
Competitors in the 49er, 49er FX, RS:X, and Nacra events will have five days of fleet racing from Tuesday, January 23 to Friday, January 26 with medal races on Saturday, January 27. Athletes competing in the Laser, Radial, Finn, 470, and 2.4mR will have six days of fleet racing from Tuesday, January 23 to Saturday, January 27, with medal races for all classes but 2.4mR on Sunday, January 28. Medals will be awarded to the top three boats in each class. Medal races will be complemented by the first annual World Cup Series Festival, to be held in Regatta Park on January 27-28 from 11:00am – 4:00pm. More information about the Festival can be found HERE!
Regatta Headquarters will be located at the City of Miami’s Regatta Park, in Coconut Grove, Miami, Fla. Additional hosts for the event include the US Sailing Center Miami (a U.S. Olympic Training Site) and Coconut Grove Sailing Club. 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.