11 December 2014 – Issued on behalf of ISAF – When Mother Nature is feeling cantankerous sailors feel the effects more than a lot of athletes. Day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne produced the most thrilling action yet off the front of Sandringham Yacht Club, and the most drama.
Southerly winds were manageable at an average 22-24 knots, it was the vertical rouge waves and cranky sea-state that brought on some seasickness, cancelled starts and reduced the original racing timetable.
Four classes from the first session were sent out – Nacras, Lasers, 2.4mR and SKUD18 – and they all managed to put two more scores on the board.
Check out some highlights of the day below:
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne – Day 4 Highlights
Catch up on the action from the Laser, Laser Radial and Nacra 17 from ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
URL – http://youtu.be/p7U5L6hHMaY
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Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Sailing Qualifier Launched In Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia will host the final Rio 2016 Paralympic Games qualification regatta in 2015. With just under one year until the event, the 2015 IFDS Worlds was launched at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
URL – http://youtu.be/QYRsG6Asi40
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How does Sailing World Cup Final qualification work?
Event winners from each ISAF Sailing World Cup (SWC) Regatta will qualify to the 2015 SWC Final whilst the best placed ‘home continent’ sailor in each round will also qualify. The top three finishers at the 2015 Class World Championships (if already held) will qualify to the 2015 SWC Final. The remaining SWC Final places will be awarded via the ISAF World Sailing Rankings.
Up to twenty 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final spots are available in Melbourne, the first stop of the 2015 series.