Date: Wednesday 31 July 2013
Issued on behalf of ISAF
The Notice of Race is online and entries are now being accepted for ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, the second regatta of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series.
The regatta will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from 1 to 8 December 2013.
The full suite of classes that have been confirmed for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will be contested in Melbourne; 470 Men’s, 470 Women’s, 49er, 49FX, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial, Nacra 17, RS:X Men, RS:X Women, 2.4mR, SKUD18 and Sonar.
Registrations are starting to come through and amongst the early birds confirming their attendance is 2012 Olympic 470 Gold medallist Mathew Belcher. The 2013 regatta is also set to see the return to Olympic competition of many of Australia’s 2012 London Olympic heroes after their America’s Cup duties.
“We are very excited about this year’s event as we have a strong focus on ensuring that we attract the best sailors in the world to Melbourne for the ISAF Sailing World Cup. We are looking forward to the London 2012 battles resuming, as well as seeing many exciting new faces start to challenge the established champions leading through to Rio. As always Melbourne hopes to provide first class racing as well as a full program of onshore activities and events”, said Event Director and Olympic Gold Medallist Mark Turnbull.