Hyères & Weymouth Chosen as Venues for 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series

August 1, 2014

Hyères, ambulance France and Weymouth, look Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series.

Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities.

The selection of Hyères and Weymouth adds to the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup line-up which kicks off in Melbourne, Australia in December 2014 before visiting Miami, USA in January 2015. With the best Olympic class sailors competing for a place at the Final in Abu Dhabi in November 2015 the stage is set for intense racing.

Scheduled for the last week of April 2015, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères will be the first regatta to adopt the used 40 boat per event format (25 for the Skiff events), reinforcing the status of the ISAF Sailing World Cup as the premiere series for Olympic class sailors.  

Returning to the London 2012 Olympic waters, ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth will take place between 8-19 June with the racing conducted over five days.

ISAF added in a statement: “ISAF thanks all of the venues who submitted a bid for these regattas and their support for the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The strength of the European regattas is clear in the quality of the bids submitted with the selection of the two venues and their qualification regattas indicating a clear pathway from the EUROSAF Champions Cup to the ISAF Sailing World Cup.”