The sailing World Cup has been a foundation stone for the sailors to show their prowess and skills at the major event of the world, the Olympics and Paralympics. There is no better stage in sport than the Olympics and the world sailing has come up with a new strategy that will develop the skills of the sailors to take part in the Olympics.
The focus of the sailing world is now shifting from Brazilian waters in Rio to the Tokyo waters where the 2020 Olympic sailing events will be held.
The development of Olympic sailing is on the minds of the world sailing and the sailing World Cup series will be continuing to be a key part of the Olympic campaign of the sailors. The change now is that they are also looking to integrate Para World Sailing in their fold to create more sailing heroes and to increase the fan base for sailing – whilst many will be casual sailors that go on the cocasional Croatian Bareboat charter, they want as many fans as possible to turn up and see the events.
Miami is a popular destination for organizing the sailing World Cup and the organizers of world sailing have decided to award a series to this city in January from 2017 to 2020. The first year will be a shortened series starting in Miami. The series will then move on to Hyeres in France in April that will be followed by a European final in late June or early July.
The sailors who take part in the 2016 Sailing World Cup final in Australia’s Melbourne will win automatic qualification for the shortened 2017 World Series cup. The Sailing Word Cup series will be taking place from October to July every year since 2017 after the first shortened series. The sailors will have to commit to the entire series to gain entry to the finals. There will be a sailing world cup series round organized in Japan every year in October from 2017 to 2019 and the final in 2020 will be held in Japan in July, just weeks before the Olympics.