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The Nacra 17 World Championship will be held in Clearwater from February 9-14, 2016. Today the first race is scheduled at 1200. At this moment 45 teams from 23 countries registered. For many teams this event will be an important selection to participate the Olympics in Rio. Together with the 49er and 49er FX Worlds, this will be the first Olympic-class sailing world championships held in the United States since 2010. Between the three competing classes, over 400 sailors are expected to compete for world titles in the pristine blue waters that Clearwater is known for.

Six months before The Olympic Games in Rio, the Nacra 17 Worlds will feature Rio-bound sailors in the final stages of preparation for The Games. The Trofeo Princesa Sofía Cup in Palma, the most important Olympic Classes regatta in Europe, is the last opportunity to qualify the remaining two countries for Rio. Only two open spots; one for a country from Africa and one for a country from Europe.

© Photo by Jen Edney

© Photo by Jen Edney – 2016 Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX World Championships in Clearwater, Miami


How to follow the 45 Teams at the Nacra 17 Worlds 2016 in Clearwater

Onsite
Spectators will be able to watch the event from the spectacular Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, as the racecourses will be set up close to shore.

Online
Follow the event and results via the event website www.saillife.com. 

The medal race on Sunday 14th, will be live with video and tracking.

Nacra17 website: www.nacra17class.com
Nacra 17 Facebook : www.facebook.com/Nacra17class

On the Nacra17 website we have a Twitter feed using #Nacra17 for all the news we, the media, and all the press is sharing on Twitter. Follow also the Nacra17 Class Twitter account.

Photos
The image galleries for the Nacra17 has been set up at Photoshelter. To download the photos from the gallery use clearwater16. The direct link to the Nacra17 gallery is: http://worldsailing.photoshelter.com/gallery/2016/G0000RdoqSW_JQWQ/C0000wIS90u7dvb0

From Wednesday until the final day Laurens Morel will also be onsite to take photos of the Nacra17 Teams and sailors. These photos can be found on the Nacra17 Flickr account. If you want any specific photos you can also contact Laurens with your special requests.

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