US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR will bring together the world's top sailors for elite-level competition in the classes selected for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from January 23-29, 2011.
Held on picturesque Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Fla., this prestigious event is the second regatta of the 2010-2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. The Notice of Race is now available online at the event website, RMOCR.ussailing.org.
From 2 November 2010, competitors and coaches will be required to register online at http://RMOCR.ussailing.org. Online registration is mandatory, as on-site registration will not be available. The registration deadline for all classes, as well as coaches, is January 7 2011.
"We expect to break our all-time participation record in 2011," said Gary Bodie, the co-organizer of the event. "The former record was 855 athletes in 2007, leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Qingdao. The ISAF Sailing World Cup is undoubtedly driving greater participation. Most of the best sailors in the world will join us in Miami."
Rolex Miami OCR is open to boats competing in events chosen for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition and the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition. The 10 Olympic classes are: Laser Radial (women), Laser (men), Finn (men), Men's RS:X, Women's RS:X, 49er (men), Men's 470, Women's 470, Star (men) and Elliott 6m (women). The three Paralympic classes are: 2.4mR (open, able and disabled), SKUD18 (mixed, disabled) and Sonar (open, disabled). In addition to being a world-ranking event, it is also a US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics qualifier.
For fleet racing in the Olympic events, the regatta will consist of a five-day opening series sailed from Monday to Friday and a double-point Medal Race on Saturday. The top ten finishers in the opening series of each class will advance to the Medal Race. For the match racing competition using the Elliot 6m, which makes its debut in the 2012 Olympic Games, the regatta will consist of an opening series, a knockout series, and a sail-off for boats not advancing to the knockout series.
Competitors in the Paralympic classes will have five days of fleet racing from Monday to Friday and no Medal Race. Medals will be awarded to the top three boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class on Saturday 29 January.
Event website - http://rmocr.ussailing.org