Prestige to Once Again Host VIPs for Sailing World Cup Miami

For the third year in a row, VIPs attending the 2017 Sailing World Cup in Miami, Florida, will enjoy watching the Olympic competitors from the fly bridge of a Prestige Motor Yacht.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition

The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition featured 380 athletes from 66 nations in 274 boats racing across ten Olympic disciplines. Photo by World Sailing

This year the Prestige 420 will be on hand for the 28th running of Sailing World Cup Miami, US Sailing’s premier event for top-level Olympic-class racing. As the only North American regatta to be included in the Sailing World Cup series, the regatta is a mainstay on the winter circuit for sailors campaigning for the next Olympic Games.

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From Lasers to 470s to windsurfers, there’s plenty of great racing to be had at this year’s Sailing World Cup, Miami. Photo by World Sailing

Competitors in the 49er, 49er FX, RS:X, and Nacra events will have five days of fleet racing from Tuesday, January 24 to Friday, January 27 with medal races on Saturday, January 28. Athletes competing in the Laser, Radial, Finn, 470, and 2.4mR will have six days of fleet racing from Tuesday, January 24 to Saturday, January 28, with medal races for all classes on Sunday, January 29. Medals will be awarded to the top three boats in each class.

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Like any Olympic athlete, these sailors are incredibly fit and agile and are extremely competitive. Photo by World Sailing

Regatta Headquarters will be located at the City of Miami’s Regatta Park, in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida. Additional hosts for the event include the US Sailing Center Miami (a U.S. Olympic Training Site), Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Shake-A-Leg Miami. These sailing organizations host classes onshore, as well as help run the on-the-water racing. The Coral Reef Yacht Club hosts the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Prestige, due to its close affiliation with world-class sailboat builder Jeanneau, has long been associated with the world’s premier sailing events. “Being part of this year’s Sailing World Cup, contributing to the next generation of Olympic and Para-Olympic sailors is both an honor and a privilege.” says Nick Harvey, President of Jeanneau America.

©Sailing Energy / Wolrd Sailing - Sailing World Cup Miami 2016

Learn more about the 2017 Sailing World Cup at: www.sailing.org/worldcup/home.php

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