US Sailing’s premier event – the 28th running of Sailing World Cup Miami – will return to Miami, Fla. for top-level Olympic and Paralympic class racing. As the only North American regatta to be included in World Sailing’s 2016-17 Sailing World Cup series, the regatta is a mainstay on the winter circuit for sailors campaigning for the next Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Competitors in the 49er, 49er FX, RS:X, and Nacra events will have five days of fleet racing from Tuesday, January 24 to Friday, January 27 with medal races on Saturday, January 28. Athletes competing in the Laser, Radial, Finn, 470, and 2.4mR will have six days of fleet racing from Tuesday, January 24 to Saturday, January 28, with medal races for all classes but 2.4mR on Sunday, January 29 (2.4mRs will not have a medal race). Medals will be awarded to the top three boats in each class.
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), 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.