TOP SAILORS HEAD TO MIAMI FOR THE FIRST TEST IN 201818 Jan 2018
Over 540 sailors, from 50 nations, will be competing in Miami, USA, for the second of four regattas in Sailing's 2018 World Cup Series.
From 21-28 January, some of the best sailors, including Olympic medallists and World Champions, will be competing across all ten Olympic events in Miami, giving their best to ensure a solid start to the year.
The first opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is at the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 this August. World Cup Series rounds in Miami, USA and Hyères, France as well as the final in Marseille, France, at the Paris 2024 Olympic venue, will give a clear indication on who will be gunning for gold at the World Championships and in line to qualify their country for the Tokyo 2020.
The 2017 470 World Champions, Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Irmina Mrózek Gliszczynska, who also won at the first round of the World Cup Series, will be attending and looking to continue their winning streak in Miami. Close rivals, Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR), will also be competing. Mills, a Rio gold medallist with Saskia Clark, teamed up with McIntyre for the 2017 Series Final in Santander where they won gold. They'll be battling for top spot once again.
Rio 2016 Men's 470 bronze medallists, Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) will be attending Miami this year. They will be aiming to better they bronze medal winning performance from 2017.
Racing at the 2018 World Cup Series Miami will commence on Tuesday 23 January at 11:00 local time.
Live Medal Races on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January will bring the week to a close before the series heads to Hyères, France in April.
Source: World Sailing
A full list of sailors entered for World Cup Series Miami is here - https://www.manage2sail.com/en-US/event/271867bf-f41f-4d64-81b4-faea2cd65e80#!/entries?classId=cf624bab-6bd7-4cd6-b74d-cfa92645ba3e
SAP Sailing Analytics
Live tracking and competitor's analytics will be available via SAP Sailing Analytics throughout the event here - https://wcs2018-miami.sapsailing.com
Medal Races on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January will be streamed live on World Sailing's Facebook and YouTube Channel.
Saturday Medal Races - RS:X, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17
URL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3t_sodLO8g
Sunday Medal Races - 470 Men and Women, Laser and Laser Radial, Finn
URL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZcq-EHxZ3M
Follow the event on World Sailing's social networks and get involved in the conversation using #WCSMiami2018
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WORLD SERIES CUP
The World Series Cup is a World-class, annual series of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors. Over 2,000 of the World's leading sailors, representing over 75 nations have competed in the Sailing World Cup which offers a definitive guide to the best-of-the-best in the Olympic sailing world.