Photography: Jeff Crow- Sport the Library
MEDIA RELEASE: Top twenty invited to compete at 2016 Sailing World Cup Final - Melbourne
World Sailing has announced that 20 of the top performing athletes in the world, based on current World Sailing rankings, have been invited to the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final, held in Melbourne.
Melbourne, recently crowned the Sporting Capital of the World, secured the Sailing World Cup Grand Final in May this year. This is also the first time the Final has been held in the Southern Hemisphere.
Medallists from the Rio 2016 Games will each receive a travel grant and logistical support to attend this regatta. That, along with the $200, 000 AUD in prize money shared across the various events, aims to attract Olympians wanting to not only claim the Olympic podium but also that of the penultimate fleet racing dinghy event.