US Open Series closes in San Francisco
Published on August 11th, 2022
The West Marine US Open Sailing Series enters the sixth and final event of the 2022 circuit on August 12-14 in San Francisco, CA. The final event is hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club and San Francisco Yacht Club as competitors take to San Francisco Bay in the Formula Kite, QFOiL, ILCA 7, ILCA 6, ILCA 4, and 470.
The series is the new domestic training and competition platform for athletes preparing for the Paris 2024 and LA 2028 Olympic Games, and beyond.
The San Francisco event features five-time Formula Kite World Champion Daniela Moroz on her home field after a long stint training in Europe, while the iQFOiL class has 2022 Youth Worlds representatives Danika Sailor and JP Lattanzi vying for a spot on the podium.
US Sailing launched the second season of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series in 2022 with three host yacht clubs in Florida for events in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Clearwater that took place in January and February. The second half of the series took a West Coast swing this summer with events in San Diego and Long Beach.
2022 US Open Sailing Series
January 15-17: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 21-23: Miami, Florida
February 3-6: Clearwater, Florida
June 17-19: San Diego, California
July 15-17: Long Beach, California
August 12-14: San Francisco, California
Organized by US Sailing and host yacht clubs at venues in Florida and California, the 6-stage West Marine US Open Sailing Series offers a domestic racing and training pathway for Olympic hopefuls in the US. The series also is an important part of the training plans for young sailors participating as part of the Olympic Development Program (ODP), a US Sailing initiative supported by the AmericaOne Foundation.
Source: US Sailing