Month: January 2012

Champions Crowned in Ten Olympic Classes

MIAMI, FLA. (January 28, 2012) – In the lightest breezes yet over six days of sailing on Biscayne Bay, ten Olympic classes racing in US Sailing’s Rolex Miami OCR still managed to put on quite a show as they competed in their final medal races to determine gold, silver and bronze winners. Following the same format as the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, the event also hosted three Paralympic classes (which determined medal winners yesterday) and a total of 529 sailors from 41 countries. Continue reading

Paralympic Medalists Decided

Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (AUS)

MIAMI, FLA. (January 27, 2012) – Today was critical for sailors in the three Paralympic classes (Skud-18, Sonar and 2.4mR) at US Sailing’s Rolex Miami OCR, where 529 sailors from 41 countries are competing.  While their Olympic counterparts in ten additional classes were sailing to make the top-ten cut for a single medal race scheduled for tomorrow, the Paralympic sailors were topping off five days of racing on Biscayne Bay with two final fleet races to determine who takes home medals.  Many of the sailors, including those from the U.S., also were battling for a berth on their respective country’s teams for the 2012 Paralympic Games in Weymouth, England, this summer.

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Friday Morning Update – Paralympic Events Decided Today

Friday is critical for the sailors in the Paralympic classes. Today will be the final day of racing, with two races each scheduled for Skud-18, Sonar and 2.4mR classes, to determine who takes home medals. Many of these sailors, including those from the U.S., are battling for a berth on their respective teams for the 2012 Paralympic Games. Follow all the action today on Cover it Live, beginning at 10:30 am. Read today’s weather report and course schedule: Continue reading

Day 4 Report

MIAMI, FLA. (January 26, 2012) – A final showdown awaits three Paralympic classes tomorrow and ten Olympic classes on Saturday at US Sailing’s Rolex Miami OCR, which has, thus far, gifted sailors with four days of sublime sunshine and satisfying winds. The event is the only one of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup events to grace a shore on this continent and has attracted 529 sailors from 41 countries from as close as Canada and as far away as New Zealand and China. Continue reading

Thursday Morning Updates

No surprises here in Miami for day four of US Sailing’s Miami OCR. Conditions for today feature mostly sunny skies, temperatures in the high 70s and 9 to 12 knots from ESE. Just a 10% chance of precipitation. Follow today’s action on the water using Cover it Live beginning at 10:30 am for real-time racecourse blogging, commentary, fan interaction, regatta results, photos and news updates. Fans can also track the Star, Women’s 470, and Finn racing live using Kattack today. Here is today’s course schedule: Continue reading

Wednesday morning update

All classes are scheduled for an on-time start for day 3 of racing. Winds are up and predicted around 15 knots. Not all of the action takes place on the water. Tonight is the Volunteer Appreciation Party, which is a traditional highlight for the hundreds of men and women it takes to put together a massive event. Our sincere thanks to everyone! Come follow along live

An Experience of Olympic Proportions

GBR's Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark

MIAMI, FLA. (January 24, 2012) – Today’s 8-11 knot breeze on Biscayne Bay allowed three of the Rolex Miami OCR’s 10 Olympic classes to catch up on the races they lost due to dying winds yesterday afternoon, and 529 sailors from 41 countries now have two days behind them in this important ISAF Sailing World Cup event. Three Paralympic classes also are competing here, adding to a total of 354 boats scattered across four racing circles plus a separate arena for women’s match racing.

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