"The World Cup series showcases the best of the best for our sport. We have already had successful World Cup events in Melbourne, Australia, Miami, USA and Hyeres, France, and we still have this event and Qingdao, China to look forward to before the centrepiece final in Abu Dhabi in November where we will crown our World Cup Champions.
"Events like the Sailing World Cup promote the sport and help us to attract sponsors and media coverage. You can see the success and progress we have made in a short time with live and exciting TV coverage from channels across the world and live steaming of our Medal Races available to all online."
With registration completed, boats measured and sailors filtering through the doors of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) it's time to get down to business.
A total of 499 sailors from 49 nations are in town racing across the ten Olympic, three Paralympic and Kiteboard events.
As of 09:30 a north easterly breeze in the region of 19 knots was blowing across WPNSA. As the day progresses it's due to decrease in speed.
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ISAF Sailing World Cup glory, a share of the €78,000 prize fund and Abu Dhabi final spots are on offer with racing commencing on 10 June culminating in the live Medal Races on Sunday 14 June.
The world's top 30 sailors from the 27 April 2015 ISAF World Sailing Rankings release were invited to Weymouth and Portland with the remaining receiving their spot at the qualification event, the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, the Netherlands.
ISAF Sailing World Cup website
ISAF Sailing World Cup Facebook
The @ISAFupdates and @SailingWC_GBR Twitter account will be following the action throughout the week. Get involved by using the #SailingWorldCup and #SWC2015 hashtags.
Each course also has its own designated twitter page.
Each class has been allocated a #tag to follow action from each race
@SWC_GBR_A #SWCrsx #SWCrsxW #SWCkite
@SWC_GBR_B #SWCskud #SWCsonar #SWC2_4m
@SWC_GBR_C #SWC49er #SWC49erFX
@SWC_GBR_D #SWC470 #SWC470W
@SWC_GBR_E #SWClaser #SWClaserRad
@SWC_GBR_F #SWCfinn #SWCnacra17
ISAF Sailing World Cup
The ISAF Sailing World Cup is a world-class annual series for Olympic sailing. It is open to the sailing events chosen for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. Its centre piece is the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup will consist of five regattas for all ten Olympic events and where possible, Formula Kite Racing. Qualification places for the ISAF Sailing World Cup final are up for grabs at each event. The final will bring together the top 20 boats in each Olympic event and an Open Kiteboarding event where the World Cup Champions will be crowned
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup
Melbourne - 7-14 December 2014
Miami - 25-31 January 2015
Hyères - 20-26 April 2015
Weymouth and Portland - 8-14 June 2015
Qingdao - 14-20 September 2015
2015 Final Abu Dhabi - 27 October to 1 November 2015
View the World Cup qualification system here.