Finale for new US Open Sailing Series
Published on August 11th, 2021
The West Marine US Open Sailing Series enters the sixth and final event of the 2021 circuit on August 13-15 in San Francisco, CA. With racing on San Francisco Bay, entries are open for ILCA 4, ILCA 6, ILCA 7, International 420, Formula Kite, iQFoil, Open Kitefoil, and Open Windfoil.
US Sailing launched the debut of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series at the beginning of 2021 with host yacht clubs in Florida including events in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Clearwater during January and February. The second half of the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series took a West Coast swing this summer with events in San Diego and Long Beach.
There is a lot at stake for many of the competing sailors as US Open Sailing San Francisco will be a Junior Pan Am Games selection event for the iQFoil and also be used in ranking sailors for the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships.
Organized by US Sailing and host yacht clubs at venues in Florida and California, the inaugural 6-stage West Marine US Open Sailing Series seeks to fulfill demand for a racing and training platform based in the United States to provide a path to the Olympic Games for prospective athletes.
2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series:
January 15-18: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 21-24: Miami, Florida
February 4-7: Clearwater, Florida
June 11-13: San Diego, California
July 9-11: Long Beach, California
August 13-15: San Francisco, California
Source: US Sailing