2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami quicks off in Coconut Grove

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.

Event Website


Photo: Jesus Renedo /Sailing Energy/World Sailing