Abu Dhabi on Stage – Formula 1 and Olympic Sailing
Published on November 11th, 2014
From November 21st to 30th, the capital of the UAE will host two major events: the Grand Prix “Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Formula 1” is in program from November 21 to 23, and the Grand Final of ISAF Sailing World Cup in 2014, with all ten Olympic sailing classes with an open kiteboarding event joining the fray around Lulu Island off the UAE capital’s stunning Corniche, from November 27 to 30.
Just 20 boats in each event the competition is set to be fierce. The Olympic events will contest an opening series and a Medal Race with the kiteboard fleet using a short track format. Prize money will be awarded to the top three overall finishers in each of the Olympic events from a total prize purse of US$200,000.
The F1 event, hosted for the sixth time in a row at the “Yas Marina Circuit”, this year has many important innovations. Besides to being the last race of the season will be awarded for this event for the first time in the history of the world of F1, the double points counting towards the drivers’ standings.
The full program of events out of the race track and sailing, including concerts of world music at the magnificent “Du Arena” near the “Ferrari World”, Abu Dhabi will showcase the glamor of the moment making this the end of November ‘social and sports highlight of the year.