SAILING WORLD CUP QINGDAO ENTRIES OPEN TO ALL SAILORS25 Jun 2016
Entries to Sailing World Cup Qingdao have been opened up to all sailors wanting to compete at the penultimate event on the 2016 series.
Qingdao, China, venue of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, will host the fifth regatta of the 2016 Sailing World Cup series for the fourth consecutive year with 150,000 EUR in prize money for up grabs.
All interested helms must request an invitation via - http://matchdaymail.sailing.org/index.php?action=form&id=2857
470s, Lasers and Laser Radials will be available to charter with no fee in Qingdao. Further information is available here - http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/CharterBoats-.pdf
In its history, Qingdao has welcomed sailors from more than 40 nations, seen sailors qualify for the Olympic Games and delivered some exciting competition for the finest athletes in the world.
Racing across the ten Olympic fleets will commence on Wednesday 21 September with the Medal Races drawing the event to a close on Sunday 25 September. After that, attention turns to Melbourne and the climax of the Sailing World Cup from 4-11 December.
All documentation, including the Notice of Race, can be found at http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/onb.php
Sailing World Cup
The Sailing World Cup is a World-class, annual series of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors. It is open to the sailing classes chosen for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The series moves around the world to be as inclusive as possible to the top 40 boats in each class. Over 2,000 of the World's leading sailors, representing over 75 nations compete in the Sailing World Cup which offers a definitive guide to the best-of-the-best in the Olympic sailing world.
2016 Sailing World Cup
Melbourne - 7-13 December 2015
Miami - 23-30 January 2016
Hyères - 25 April - 1 May 2016
Weymouth and Portland - 6-12 June 2016
Qingdao - 19 - 25 September
Sailing World Cup Final, Melbourne - 4 - 11 December 2016