Qualification System for the 2017 Sailing World Cup
qualification system for the 2017 Sailing World Cup Series, the pinnacle
series of Olympic class racing, has been published.
The 2017 Sailing World Cup Series will consist of two Rounds for all 10
Olympic Events plus, when possible, a Paralympic One Person Event. The Series
will culminate with a Final in Europe.
here to view the Qualification System. (pdf)
Miami will host the first Round of the upcoming 2017 Series from 22-29 January
2017 with Hyeres, France following from 23-30 April 2017. A European Final
will conclude the shortened series in late June / early July.
Sailors attending the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne, Australia
will automatically qualify for the 2017 series with the remaining places
awarded based on the World Sailing Rankings.
The Rio 2016 Olympic medallists will automatically qualify for the 2017
Sailing World Cup Final and they will be joined by winners of the Sailing
World Cup Miami and Hyeres Rounds. For the remaining places, qualification to
the Final will be based on combined results at the Sailing World Cup Rounds,
with the highest placed finishers booking their spot on the start line.
Sailor invitations for the 2017 Sailing World Cup Series will be sent out on
Monday 10 October.
2017 Sailing World Cup
Miami, USA – 22-29 January 2017
Hyeres, France – 22-30 April 2017
European Final, venue TBD - late June/ early July
After the shortened 2017 series, the Sailing World Cup series will run from
October to July every year, incorporating three Rounds and a European Final
at the end of June / early July.
Japan will host a Sailing World Cup Round each October from 2017 through to
2019 before holding the Final in July 2020, just weeks before the Olympic
Games. Qualification regattas for the 2017/18 season will be announced
by the end of October 2016.
2017 – 2020 Sailing
World Cup series of events
2017/18: Japan (October 2017), Miami (January 2018), Hyeres (May 2018) +
2018/19: Japan (October 2018), Miami (January 2019), Europe Round (May-June)
+ European Final
2019/20: Japan (October 2019), Miami, (January 2020) Europe Round (May-June)
+ Japan Final (July 2020)
By Daniel Smith - World
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