ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella – Day 6 highlights

Sailing, Sports, Yachting — By on February 1, 2015 at 3:58 PM

isaf sww1 February 2015 – Issued on behalf of ISAF Sailing World Cup – It was a week of superlatives. Think 678 sailors, 599 boats, 150 races for ten Olympic classes and three Paralympic classes. At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, we talked of “a racecourse built out of shifts.” We spoke of competitive performances that exceeded any comparison to walking a tightrope. Dancing on a tightrope would be more to the point.

This truly is the road to the Olympics.

Every aspiring Olympic sailor takes a shot at this ISAF series that travels to the far corners of the world, qualifying gold medal winners and top continent finishers to race at the finale that follows the five-race series. The next competition will take place at Hyères, France April 20-26. The finale will take place late in 2015 at Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. It’s a mini-Olympics for sailors only. You won’t see faces in Rio, 2016, that you didn’t see on the road to Rio, this road. You won’t see racing that is any more competitive. No, just sailors hardened in this crucible, playing for the highest stakes.

This is the proving ground. And as one winner put it, on to the next one.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami – Day 6 Highlights – Part 1
URL – http://youtu.be/JUo44J-5gzo
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami – Day 6 Highlights – Part 2
URL – http://youtu.be/Zw-KviYFe7M
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“Jo”

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