The World Cup Series Miami 49er is a title to claim where sailors all over the world come together for the year’s most initial challenge that takes place on the Biscayne Bay’s blue iconic waters. In this competition, as many as 42 sailors have come from the Sailing Team of British. The British team will be participating in this competition that will stretch for one week. The charged-up competition is for the 2019 World Cup Series and all the second rounds are being held.
Keeping in mind the Olympics that will be next to be held 18 months later, this event serves as an ideal way to prepare for the commencement of the sailing season in April officially. The Tokyo Olympics will be held in 2020 and Britain has already qualified in all its ten classes. The main aim is now to win a selection for a single spot in each fleet when it comes to the test event of the Olympics which will be held in Enoshima in Japan from August 15 to August 22.
Stuart Bithell along with his teammate Dylan Fletcher who is Poland based is all aiming to claim the title of the World Cup Series Miami 49er this year as well. In the past, Bithell and Fletcher have won the title in 2017 and 2018 and wish to retain their title in 2019 as well. Fletcher was even quoted as saying that they wish to make a hattrick this time in the championship. They feel confident with their preparation this year and cannot wait to race. The pair is excited to exhibit all their hard work of their winter sailing training of the European Season.
The campaigns of the Miami 2019 championship hold an essential value as Tokyo 2020 is just around the corner. Britain’s Olympic Sailing is all in work to do wonders in the Tokyo Olympics and Stuart’s and Dylan’s confidence is a great indicator of that.