ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP FINAL QUALIFICATION SYSTEM PUBLISHED
The qualification system to the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final -
the world's pinnacle sailing regatta contested by the best Olympic class
competitors - has been published.
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race
in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE
capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014.
The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF
Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21
September. The top ten finishers in each Olympic event will be rewarded with
a spot on the Abu Dhabi start line.
The next places will be awarded based on the ISAF World Sailing Rankings
issued on 22 September 2014. The top six highest ranked sailors who have not
qualified at Santander 2014 will be awarded a place.
Two more spots will be up for grabs at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup
Qingdao which will be held in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition
venue from 12-18 October 2014. The highest placed finisher and highest placed
Asian sailor, who has not already qualified, will take an ISAF Sailing World
Cup Final spot.
Up to two places in each event may be awarded as wild card places at the
discretion of ISAF.
The kiteboarding fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final will be made up of
16 male and four female racers. The top two male and first female sailors
qualified for a spot at the Delta Lloyd Regatta. At the 2014 IKA World
Championship in Istanbul, Turkey the top five male and top three females will
take spots on the start line.
The male winner of each Continental Championship (South America, North
America, Europe, Asia, Oceania) will be also be awarded a spot. The remaining
places will be awarded to the four highest IKA World Ranked individuals as of
10 September 2014.
Click here to view the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup
Final Qualification System.
2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup
Qingdao – 12-18 October 2014
Melbourne – 7-14 December 2014
Miami – 25-31 January 2015
Europe1 - TBC
Europe2 - TBC
2015 Final Abu Dhabi – November 2015
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sailing. It is open to the sailing events chosen for the 2016 Olympic Sailing
The ISAF Sailing World Cup brings together the major regattas on the Olympic
sailing circuit. Over 2,000 of the world's leading sailors representing 75
nations competed in the sixth season of the World Cup, 2013-2014.
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About The International Sailing Federation
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is the world governing body for
the sport of sailing.
ISAF is made up of 140 Member National Authorities (MNAs), who are its
principal members, and responsible for the decision making process that
governs the sailing world.
There are currently more than 100 ISAF Class Associations, ranging from the
small dinghy classes for young people up to 60 foot ocean racers.
Sailing is a lifetime sport enjoyed right across the world.
The sport encompasses a massive range of disciplines and events including
Olympic sailing, offshore sailing, windsurfing, match racing, team racing,
fleet racing and disabled sailing.