The world’s best Olympic and Paralympic sailors are counting down the days to US SAILING’s 2010 Rolex Miami OCR. This is the second of seven stops on the ISAF Sailing World Cup. For the USA, Miami will showcase for the major talents looking to represent the nation at the 2012 Olympic/Paralympic Games in Weymouth, England. It is also a qualifier for a spot on the US National Olympic sailing Team.
The 2010 RS:X North American Championships were organized by "Shake-a-Leg", an active sailing club dedicated to disabled people, that is located in Coconut Grove/Miami. 14 RSX men and 5 RSX women from 7 different countries were fighting in a good spirit on Miami water.
The Qualification System for nations wishing to compete in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santander, Spain has been published. The Championships incorporates the World Championships of all the Olympic Classes. The best sailing talent will be on show and as well as world titles being awarded across ten events, 50% of Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition places will be won based on results in Santander. The regatta format will eb the same as for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition, featuring an opening qualification series and a final series with the top ten in each event proceeding to the Medal Race where the final positions will be decided.
Eleven youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing's 2010 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the United States at the 40th Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, from July 8-17, 2010.
The 2nd event on the ISAF Sailing World Cup is gearing up in Miami. The Rolex Miami OCR will have an influx of European RS:X racers shaking off the winter rust and getting some races under their belts in time for the regattta season to kick off in Europe.