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Staying dry at World Cup Series Miami

Published on January 14th, 2019

The 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami is one of four stops on World Sailing’s World Cup Series tour, the premiere competitive circuit for sailors with aspirations of representing their country at the Tokyo Games in 2020. With racing planned for January 29 to February 3, all 10 Olympic events will be competing on Biscayne Bay.

For 30 years, international sailors from around the globe have made South Florida a de facto winter training base, ensuring that the competition at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami is always of the highest level. Many of the sailors competing in the event will be standing on the podium in Tokyo in 18 months’ time.

But not all the activity will be on the bay as the US Sailing Education Zone and onshore festival will be held during the afternoon on the final two day at Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, FL. On Saturday, February 2, and Sunday, February 3, food trucks along with entertaining and educational activities will complement a live broadcast of the deciding Medal Races along with an onshore medal ceremony for each class that follows the races.

Through interactive and hands-on activities, children participating in the US Sailing Education Zone will have the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the sport of sailing. Activities will test problem solving skills and inspire a greater appreciation for the marine environment.

• Participants in the “Reach Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt” will connect science and sailing through mechanical advantage by exploring the association between six simple machines: wheel and axle, lever, pulley, screw, wedge and inclined plane. Participants will be challenged to find examples of all six simple machines in the Race Village.
• In the “Sustainability Navigation Challenge”, students will navigate their way throughout the Education Zone and Race Village to various checkpoints using an authentic sailing compass. At each checkpoint students will discover a sustainable tool or step that the event made to minimize their impact on the environment. When they return to the finish they can make their own pledge on how to be more sustainable in your everyday life!
• Other activities in the Education Zone will be presented by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Florida International University and Tropic Sport Sunscreen.

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The World Cup Series is an annual circuit of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors, and a key touchpoint for fans and media to connect to the sport of sailing and develop support for athletes on their road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics and beyond. Over 2,000 of the world’s leading sailors, representing 75 nations, have competed in the World Cup Series since its inception in 2008.

2018-19 World Cup Series
Enoshima Round: 9-16 September 2018
Miami Round: 27 January-3 February 2019
Genoa Round: 15-21 April 2019
Marseille Final: 2-9 June 2019

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