Florida dates for US Open Series

Published on November 3rd, 2022

The third season of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series gets underway in 2023 and will continue its intention as a domestic regatta schedule for athletes racing Olympic class boats. The plan for the three Florida events has been confirmed while the calendar for the California events will be released at a later date.

“Providing these regatta opportunities is critical for our country’s journey to Olympic excellence, and this year the stakes are even higher with qualification for global events on the line,” said Paul Cayard, Executive Director of US Olympic Sailing.

New in 2023 is that the first two events will occur concurrently while dividing the Olympic events, while Clearwater is now open to all ten Olympic classes.

The Clearwater US Open will also serve as a country qualification event for the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. For more information about country qualification, click here.

Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and Clearwater will all play a role in US athlete selection (click here) for the 2023 Pan American Games, the 2023 Sailing World Championships, and the 2023 Olympic Test Event.

2023 Olympic Test Event | July 9-16, 2023 | Marseille, France
2023 Sailing World Championships | August 10-20, 2023 | The Hague, The Netherlands
2023 Pan American Games | October 20 – November 5, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

Series information: usopen.ussailing.org

2023 US Open Sailing Series*
January 14-16: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 14-16: Miami, Florida
February 2-5: Clearwater, Florida
*Schedule for California events TBA

2022 California Schedule:
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 has offered 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

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