US Sailing returned to Florida in January for the third annual 2023 West Marine US Open Sailing Series with events in three locations: Fort Lauderdale (Lauderdale Yacht Club), Miami (US Sailing Center) and Clearwater (Clearwater Community Sailing Center).
The series concluded on Sunday in Clearwater after four days of racing in hugely variable conditions. St FYC member and St FSF grantee Daniela Moroz took first in the Formula Kite class (she won the series overall in class). St FYC club member and St FSF grantee Markus Edegran took second in the men’s Formula Kite class. St FSF grantees Erika Reineke and Charlotte Rose took first and second respectively in the ICLA 6, while Foundation grantees Ian Barrows/Hans Henken and Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson took first and second respectively in the 49’er.
Congratulations to all!
The Clearwater US Open served as a country qualification event for the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and Clearwater will all play a role in US athlete selection for the 2023 Pan American Games, the 2023 Sailing World Championships, and the 2023 Olympic Test Event.
- 2023 Olympic Test Event | July 9-16, 2023 | Marseille, France
- 2023 Sailing World Championships | August 10-20, 2023 | The Hague, The Netherlands
- 2023 Pan American Games | October 20 – November 5, 2023 | Santiago, Chile
“With the help of our host clubs and sponsors, we’re now beginning year three of our domestic circuit for Olympic class racing,” said Paul Cayard, Executive Director of US Olympic Sailing. “Providing these regatta opportunities is critical for our country’s journey to Olympic excellence, and this year the stakes are even higher with qualification for global events on the line.”