In 2020, Miami will once again play host to US Sailing’s premier event, the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami – the 31st year of Olympic racing on Biscayne Bay – featuring top-level Olympic-class competition. As the only North American regatta to be included in World Sailing’s 2020 Hempel World Cup Series, the regatta is a mainstay on the winter circuit for sailors campaigning for the next Olympic Games.
Competitors in all classes will have five days of fleet racing from Monday, January 20 to Friday, January 24 with medal races on Saturday, January 25. Medals will be awarded to the top three boats in each class.
Additionally, for the first time, the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami is partnering with the SORC Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race to host a double-handed offshore event. The Double Handed Class event is also new for the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race and the racing format for this class will simulate the offshore event planned for the 2024 Games.
Double-handed offshore teams will start south of Port Everglades on Thursday, January 23. From there, teams will round a mark approaching Key West and return to Biscayne Bay, finishing alongside the classes competing at Hempel World Cup Series Miami. The total course length will be approximately 300 miles.
Regatta Headquarters will be located at the US Sailing Center – Miami, in Coconut Grove, Miami, Fla. The Coral Reef Yacht Club hosts the Opening Ceremony.