One week to go for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where Top 20 sailors on every of Olympic classes will fight for 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup title, less than one year before Rio 2016.
Top 20 heading Abu Dhabi for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final
Top 20 qualified athletes in the Laser class are;
- Julio Alsogaray ARG
- Tom Burton AUS (2014 champion), Matthew Wearn AUS, Ryan Palk AUS
- Wannes Van Laer BEL
- Robert Scheidt BRA
- Jianan Wu CHN
- Tonci Stipanovic CRO
- Pavlos Kontides CYP
- Karl-Martin Rammo EST
- Nick Thompson GBR, Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR
- Philipp Buhl GER
- Juan I. Maegli GUA
- Nicholas Heiner NED
- Sam Meech NZL, Andy Maloney NZL, Michael Bullot NZL
- Jesper Stalheim SWE
- Charlie Buckingham USA
Top 20 qualified athletes in the Laser Radial class are;
- Ashley Stoddart AUS
- Evi Van Acker BEL (2014 champion), Emma Plasschaert BEL
- Tatiana Drozdovskaya BLR
- Anne-Marie Rindom DEN, Sarah Gunni DEN
- Tuula Tenkanen FIN
- Mathilde de Kerangat FRA, Marie Bolou FRA
- Alison Young GBR, Hannah Snellgrove GBR
- Andrea Aldana GUA
- Silvia Zennaro ITA
- Manami Doi JPN
- Gintare Scheidt LTU
- Marit Bouwmeester NED
- Marthe Eide NOR
- Sara Winther NZL
- Josefin Olsson SWE
- Nazli Cagla TUR
There are three locations to become involved in the event. The base is at ADSYC, the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club. One of the feature race courses is right in front of the Corniche beach, and the second feature race course is in front of the Emirates Palace Hotel.
The ten Olympic events will contest an opening series and a Medal Race with the kiteboard fleet using a short track format.
Abu Dhabi, growing in status as a top international sailing venue, is staging the climax of the prestigious annual series of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors for a second year. More than 150 competitors from 39 countries are taking part.
The final in Abu Dhabi is organised by ISAF, the International Sailing Federation’s, and Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club (ADSYC), with the support of the UAE Sailing & Rowing Federation (UAE SARF), Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi).