With just over 260 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships the Notice of Race has been published.
Santander will be a hive of sailing activity from 8-21 September 2014 with all ten Olympic events racing for World Championship glory and Olympic qualification.
"We will see 1,470 of the finest sailors on the planet competing in the ten Olympic events. With over 1,000 boats racing on Santander it will be a magnificent spectacle of Olympic sailing,"
said Ion Echave, Technical Director of Santander 2014.
Included in the Notice of Race are details on the rules, regulations, entry and qualification guidelines, format, scoring, schedule, venue and courses.
You can view the Notice of Race here
The qualification system can be viewed online or downloaded from http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/Santander2014ISAFWorldsQualificationSystem-.pdf
Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships
The best sailing talent will be on show and as well as world titles being awarded across ten events, 50% of Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition places will be won based on results in Santander.
The regatta format will be the same as for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition, featuring an opening qualification series and a final series with the top ten in each event proceeding to the Medal Race where the final positions will be decided.
"The Medal Races will be sailed in front of the Prince Felipe High Performance Sailing Centre (CEAR),"
"The dynamic and action-packed race will be a fantastic show for the spectators on the water, those on the shore and those who will be following it through devices around the world."
Entries must be made through the ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) at www.santander2014.com