The ISAF, the main authority in sailing, has a lot of work to do now, that the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011/2012 edition is approaching with the speed of light. The ISAF Sailing World Cup was held for the first time in the 2008/2009 season, out of the desire to bring together all the sailors in the world who were competing at an Olympic level. This means that since then, the ISAF Sailing World Cup gathered in every season all the boats that featured at the Olympics and Paralympics, as long as they were willing to compete, of course.
Let’s face it though, everyone wants to compete in this event, which has taken huge proportions and it became extremely popular. It comes as no surprise thus that no less than 2000 professional sailors, from 66 countries, gather each season to compete in the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The great thing about the ISAF Sailing World Cup is that it lasts for a whole season, meaning that it does not end in one race. Moreover, there are several classes in the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The Olympic classes include 10 categories, 6 intended for men and 4 for women, and the Paralympics classes have 3 categories, depending on the number of sailors. Then, there are seven regattas that the boats must go through if they want to make it to the end. These regattas are usually the same, only their order may differ. In the 2011/2012 season, the ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas will be Melbourne, Miami, Palma, Hyeres, Medemblik, Weymouth, concluding in Kiel.
At each of these regattas, only 20 boats will be scored, the ones who have the highest overall rankings, which means that the first place will be scored 20 points, the second 19 points, and so on. The winner will obviously be the boat with the highest ranking. If you are eager to see the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011/2012 edition, you should know that it is about to start, as the first day of the competition will be November 6. So keep in touch with the latest news on the event’s website, and you might get the chance to witness one of the ISAF Sailing World Cup’s regattas, and to get the experience of a lifetime.