Registrations are still being accepted through to 22 January, with discounted fees until 16 January).
Organized by US SAILING to prepare sailors in the classes chosen for the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions, the Rolex Miami OCR kicks off with opening ceremonies on Sunday 22 January, followed by five days of racing through 27 January .
For the competitors of US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR, exciting opportunities await: ISAF Grade 1 ranking points for the ISAF World Sailing Rankings; a potential spot on the 2006 US Sailing Team; and, for sailors from Pan-American countries, a chance to qualify their country for the 2007 Pan American Games.
Filled with many well known names and faces from the Olympic sailing scene, the current list of entries for US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR sets the tone for 2006 and includes several reigning World Champions:
For windsurfers competing on the new Neil Pryde RS:X class, US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR will be the second ISAF Grade 1 event since the board was selected for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. Competitors from more than ten different nations have already registered in the men and women's fleets. While the class may be new, some familiar faces will be on the race course, including the top two in last year's Mistral Worlds, respectively Nicolas HUGUET (FRA) and Ricardo SANTOS (BRA).
For more details on US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR, including online registration, the Notice of Race, and the most recent list of entries, please visit the event website at - www.ussailing.org/olympics/RolexMiamiOCR.
In addition to title sponsor Rolex Watch U.S.A., the 2006 Rolex Miami OCR features Nautica as a presenting sponsor. The event also receives sponsorship from all the partners that support the US Sailing Teams: Extrasport, Gill, Harken, McLube, New England Ropes, Nikon, Sperry Top-Sider, Vanguard Sailboats, Vineyard Vines, and Zodiac. Rolex and Nautica are also sponsors of the US Sailing Teams.For a complete list of all the news about the Rolex Miami OCR 2006 CLICK HERE.