Olympic Sailing: The Peak Competition for 2014

Published on September 11th, 2014

Santander, Spain (September 11, 2014) – The best talent in the sailing world has gathered for the most significant regatta in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games. The ISAF Sailing World Championships, last held in 2011 in Australia, has attracted over 1,250 sailors from 84 nations to compete for their class’ highest title. Racing begins Friday.

Combining the peak events for all ten Olympic sailing disciplines into one regatta, the ISAF Sailing World Championships will also be used as the first country qualifier for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Half of the allotted Olympic slots will awarded at the ISAF Sailing Worlds.

Both Canada and USA have team members competing in all ten events, with 19 Canadians entrants and 35 USA entrants seeking to help their country qualify in each event for the Rio Games.

“For the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, this is our peak competition for 2014,” said Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing. “Every athlete in our Olympic program has been working hard toward this event for a long time, and has mapped out a 2014 schedule to conclude here with their top performance.”

Racing is staggered from September 12-21, with the Laser and Laser Radial fleets as the first to commence racing on Friday.

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