Qualification System For 2017 Sailing World Cup Series Released
Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016
The qualification system for the 2017 Sailing World Cup Series, the pinnacle series of Olympic class racing, has been published.
(Photos: World Sailing - Sailing World Cup Qingdao)
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.
Miami will host the first Round of the upcoming 2017 Series Jan 22-29 with Hyeres, France following Apr 23-20 2017. A European Final will conclude the shortened series in late June or 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 – 2020 Sailing World Cup series of events:
2017/18: Japan (October 2017), Miami (January 2018), Hyeres (May 2018) + European Final
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 Sailing