The 2006 regatta is set to be a spectacular sailing event. The organizers plan to attract 1,500 sailors and coaches from 80 nations. Ten World Championship titles are up for grabs, and more than 100,000 visitors are expected.
The equipment used is chosen by ISAF as representing the most popular types worldwide and is supplied by the manufacturers for the duration of the event, except for the 49er. 49er sailors will be supplied with sails, but must bring their own boat. The equipment is rotated amongst the competitors between each group of races to ensure unprecedented fairness.
Each Member National Authority (MNA) will be given two entries. One entry is guaranteed, the other entry is at the discretion of the Organizing Committee, and will be based on quotas and participation.
The qualifying events for the US SAILING team for the ISAF World Sailing Games 2006 are listed below. More details on these events can be found on the US SAILING Website. To qualify, athletes must be a citizen of the United States and a member of US SAILING.
|Single-handed Dinghy Men||Laser||Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, 22-27 January 2006|
|Single-handed Dinghy Women||Laser Radial||Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, 22-27 January 2006|
|Double-handed Dinghy Men||470||US Sailing Team Rankings - to be announced July 2005|
|Double-handed Dinghy Women||470||US Sailing Team Rankings - to be announced July 2005|
|Windsurfer Men||Neil Pryde RS:X||Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, 22-27 January 2006|
|Windsurfer Women||Neil Pryde RS:X||Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, 22-27 January 2006|
|Multihull Open||Hobie Tiger||F18 North American Championship, Hampton, 8-12 August 2005|
|Multihull Women*||Hobie 16 with spinnaker||2005 North American Women's Championship, Ventura, 20-29 July 2005|
|Double-handed Dinghy Open||49er||US Sailing Team Rankings - to be announced July 2005|
|Team Sailing||International 420||To Be Announced - Event will be held in Winter 2005/2006|
* The 2005 North American Women's Championship will be sailed in Hobie 16s without spinnaker. Entries close for this event on 30 June 2005.