The New Olympic Order

 
Were there any competitors in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, who remember a time before coach boats? Probably not. Coach boats, as in this coach’s village alongside the Schoonmaker Center at the Olympic Sailing Site, Miami?

coaches

Someday, perhaps, there will be sailors who don’t remember a time before the ISAF Sailing World Cup.

A game changer.

Here is your link to a class-by-class survey, wrapping up the Medals Race

World championships still matter, of course, and national championships, but this series takes the current Olympic format and delivers it to Olympic hopefuls on every participating continent, or close. This one counted for both North and South America.

Nacra photo by Walter Cooper

Nacra photo by Walter Cooper

Running a shoestring campaign in Australia? You probably sailed the recent Melbourne event even if you lack the budget for Miami in January or Hy√®res in April. Running a shoestring campaign in the USA? There’s Miami, which began as a US Sailing Olympic Classes Regatta, and then was folded into the larger tent.

An RS:X Medals Race start. Photo by Walter Cooper

An RS:X start. Photo by Walter Cooper

Want spirit? Get within half a mile of Paralympic sailing and you’ll recognize the kind of spirit you wish you could bottle and share with the world. Here is one of three Paralympic class winners.

Bjornar Erikstad, gold medalist, 2.4mR. Photo by Christina Delfino

Bjornar Erikstad, gold medalist, 2.4mR. Photo by Christina Delfino

Some of the most-alive people who ever limped, or rolled, down a dock.

Repeating your link to a class-by-class survey, wrapping up the Medals Race

 

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015, presented by Sunbrella, is sponsored by Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Sperry Top-Sider, Chubb, and the City of Miami. Thank you to our supplying sponsors at Harken, McLube, Coral Reef Sailing Apparel, University of Miami Health System, Vetus-Maxwell, and Adventure Sports.

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