ISAF has issued the first draft Notice of Series for the 2008-2009 ISAF Sailing World Cup.
Due to launch at Sail Melbourne in December 2008, the ISAF Sailing World Cup has created to provide sailors and the media with a definitive annual series for Olympic sailing.
The Notice of Series outlines the proposed points and scoring system that will be used for this first season, throughout the year this will be closely evaluated to ensure fairness and competition.
ISAF Events Committee Chairman, Bjorn Unger said 'ISAF and the Event Organizers have worked hard over the last few months to produce an ISAF Sailing World Cup series we believe will create the best competition for Olympic sailors. We will continue to review all of the components at each stage along the way to ensure it exceeds the expectations of all who participate.' The ISAF Sailing World Cup 2008-2009 will consist of the following events:
16-21 Dec 2008 - Sail Melbourne Regatta, Melbourne, Australia
25-31 Jan 2009 - Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, USA
04-10 April 2009 - Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE, Palma, Spain
18-24 April 2009 - Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France
27-31 May 2009 - Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, Netherlands
21-29 June 2009 - Kieler Woche, Kiel, Germany
14-19 Sept 2009 - Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth, Great Britain
ISAF Sailing World Cup winners will be presented with a Cup, whilst nations with the highest scoring sailors can also compete for an overall Nation's Trophy.
Any queries with regard to the Notice of Series should be directed to ISAF at www.sailing.org/contactevents