Hundreds of sailors have arrived in Miami for the Olympic Classes Regatta which starts today

A total of 430 sailors from 26 countries have flocked to Miami’s Coconut Grove area to compete in the Rolex Miami Olympic classes regatta which starts today (Thursday).

Tornados, 49ers, Europes, Finns, 470s, Lasers, Mistrals, Stars and Ynglings. , plus the two Paralympic classes – 2.4 Metre and Sonar – will be competing, the largest entry being the Laser class with at total of 64.

The event is the only international Olympic classes ranking event held in American waters and also serves as a mandatory ranking regatta for the US Sailing Team.