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5 August 2011, 10:48 am
Perth 2011 Media Accreditation Open
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Perth2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships
Perth, Australia

The media accreditation process for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships is open.
Individuals must complete an online form which can be found here and provide a letter of authority from their news organisation. Freelance journalists or photographers are also required to provide a letter of authority from a relevant news organisation. Letters of authority should be emailed to sue.graham@perth2011.com.

AIPS membership is not mandatory for accreditation.

Accreditation applications will be confirmed by Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships as early as possible after receipt. It is the responsibility of each individual to obtain a visa to enter Australia if required.

Media Accommodation

It is the responsibility of individuals and media organizations to arrange their own accommodation in Perth or Fremantle. Please do this as early as possible as accommodation close to the sailing venue is limited.

To assist with your accommodation requirements, vehicle rental, pre and post event touring, please visit Qantas Holidays at www.qantas.com.au/holidays

Transport

Accredited media will have access to a shuttle service between the media centre and the more distant boat parks at Endeavour Shed and Fremantle Sailing Club. There is very limited parking in Fremantle.

More information about the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships including the Notice of Race and Qualification System can be viewed here.

Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships will take place in Fremantle, Western Australia for the ten events of the Olympic Sailing Competition.

Racing is scheduled to take place from 3 to 18 December. As well as hosting the battle for World Championship glory, Perth 2011 is the principal qualification regatta for the sailing events at the London 2012 Olympic Games where 75% of the national places will be decided.

The nine fleet racing events will all sail an opening series before the top ten in each event contest a double-points Medal Race to decide the final positions. The Medal Races have a target time of approximately 30 minutes and will take place close to the shore to allow spectators ashore to get close up to the action.

The women's match racing format will be an opening series followed by a knockout series. Full details of the match racing competition format will be published by 31 August once the number of entries is finalised.

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