Miami sailor Evans tied for fifth in World Cup

Brisk winds from the south-southwest Monday whooshed over the fleet of nearly 850 sailors from around the globe competing in ISAF World Cup Miami on Biscayne Bay.

The 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes each managed one or two races in Monday’s opener.

The top South Floridian so far is Miami’s Daniel Evans, who is competing in the 17-boat 2.4mR Paralympic class for disabled sailors. The two-time U.S. Disabled Sailing champ is tied for fifth place with Argentina’s Tomas Alejandro Saez Raffaelle after one race.

Competition resumes Tuesday through Saturday, with the Paralympic classes crowning their winners Friday afternoon and each of the Olympic classes holding a medal round among the top 10 boats on Saturday.

The headquarters for the event is the U.S. Sailing Center in Coconut Grove with co-hosts Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami Rowing Club, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Shake-A-Leg Miami and Key Biscayne Yacht Club.