ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Qualification System
Published on July 30th, 2014
(July 30, 2014) – The qualification system to the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the world’s pinnacle sailing regatta contested by the best Olympic class competitors, has been published. Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital’s stunning Corniche from November 27-30, 2014.
The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships that takes place in the Spanish city from September 8-21. The top ten finishers in each Olympic event will be rewarded with a spot on the Abu Dhabi start line.
The next places will be awarded based on the ISAF World Sailing Rankings issued on September 22, 2014. The top six highest ranked sailors who have not qualified at Santander 2014 will be awarded a place.
Two more spots will be up for grabs at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao that will be held in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition venue from October 12-18, 2014. The highest placed finisher and highest placed Asian sailor, who have not already qualified, will take an ISAF Sailing World Cup Final spot.
Up to two places in each event may be awarded as wild card places at the discretion of ISAF.
The kiteboarding fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final will be made up of 16 male and four female racers. The top two male and first female sailors qualified for a spot at the Delta Lloyd Regatta. At the 2014 IKA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey the top five male and top three females will take spots on the start line.
The male winner of each Continental Championship (South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania) will be also be awarded a spot. The remaining places will be awarded to the four highest IKA World Ranked individuals as of September 10 2014.
2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup
Qingdao – October 12-18, 2014
Melbourne – December 7-14, 2014
Miami – January 25-31, 2015
Europe1 – TBC
Europe2 – TBC
2015 Final Abu Dhabi-November 2015
Report by ISAF