2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami quicks off in Coconut Grove
Sunday, January 27th 2018 - Miami, Florida
It’s that time of year again where sailors are filling up Regatta Park in Coconut Grove with their boats, registering for the first World Cup event of 2019. Travelling from far and wide the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami has gathered over 650 world-class sailors from 60 nations to compete in 4 days of fleet racing followed by medal races headed into the weekend.
With the Canadian Sailing Team & Development Squad Training Camp leading up to this event, our sailors have been training on the waters of Biscayne Bay ready to hit the water for the first day of racing on Tuesday!
Here are the Canadian Sailing Team athletes attending the event
Robert Davis - Laser
Sarah Douglas - Laser Radial
Isabella Bertold - Laser Radial
Tom Ramshaw - Finn
Canadian Sailing Development Squad
Luke Ruitenberg - Laser
Fillah Karim - Laser
Coralie Vittecoq - Laser Radial
Kyle Martin - Finn
Ali Ten Hove & Mariah Millen - 49erFX
Georgia Lewin LaFrance (sailing with Antonia Lewin LaFrance) - 49erFX
Madeline Gillis (sailing with Audrey Staplesas her helm) - 49erFX
Will Jones & Evan DePaul - 49er
Ryan Wood & Andrew Wood - 49er
While Robert Davis and Sarah Douglas have secured their spot for the 2019 Pan Am Games in Peru, other athletes have yet to have a chance to, until now. The Miami World Cup will be testing the athletes in the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra fleets as they fight their way to the top in order to qualify to represent Canada at 2019 Pan Am Games.
Follow Sail Canada’s social media pages for an inside look on the week of sailing.
Photo: Jesus Renedo /Sailing Energy/World Sailing