"This is the third largest fleet we've had in the event's 21-year history," said Event Co-Organizer Gary Bodie (Hampton, Va.). "Usually our bigger years are right before the Games; right now we're a full two years out. It speaks to the commitment sailors must make to their campaigns throughout an entire four-year quadrennium."
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. That's what 630 of the world's best sailors are counting on as they prepare for tomorrow's opening day at US SAILING's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, the second of seven stops of the International (ISAF) Sailing World Cup 2009-2010 and one of the most competitive regattas in the U.S., if not the world, for elite Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. For six days, Miami's Biscayne Bay will populate with the spectacle of 440 boats representing 45 nations and competing in the 13 classes selected for the 2012 Olympic/Paralympic Games in Weymouth, England
Miami OCR Event website