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West Marine US Open Sailing Series begins summer tour in San Diego

by US Sailing 10 Jun 19:39 BST 12-13 June 2021
West Marine US Open Sailing Series begins summer tour in San Diego © US Sailing

The West Marine US Open Sailing Series launched in January 2021 with a big splash in Florida over three events at major sailing venues in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Clearwater.

This exciting new US Sailing racing series resumes this weekend in sunny San Diego, a historically popular sailing location with Olympic sailing roots.

West Marine US Open Sailing - San Diego is hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club and Southwestern Yacht Club on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13. The San Diego event is the first of three stops in California as part of the series. Following the stop in San Diego, the series heads North with events in Long Beach in July and San Francisco in August.

"We are excited to continue the series as the summer tour in California gets under way this weekend in San Diego," said Leandro Spina, Olympic Development Director at US Sailing. "It's great to be working closely with local sailing community here in San Diego who are committed to Olympic sailing. There is a collection of good, young athletes from the Olympic Development Program and also from the local community who are competing in the series."

Racing details

Racing Days: Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13
Sailing Venue: San Diego South Bay and the Pacific Ocean course off Point Loma in San Diego.
Racing Classes: ILCA 7 (Laser Standard); ILCA 6 (Laser Radial); ILCA (Laser 4.7); Finn; 29er
Official website: usopen.ussailing.org

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