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17 September 2009, 10:35 am
Follow The Action At The ISAF Sailing World Cup Finale
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Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 2009
Weymouth & Portland, Great Britain

The 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta reaches its climax on Saturday 19 September - and there are plenty of ways to keep up to date with the action from the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
This Saturday 19 September the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup series reaches its conclusion with the Medal Races at the final World Cup event, the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, Great Britain. For sailing fans based in the UK and internationally, there are numerous ways to follow the action as it happens…

ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings

The presentation of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Trophies will take place during the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta prizegiving. Following events in Australia, the USA, Spain, France, The Netherlands and Germany, Great Britain is the final stop for this year's World Cup and the last chance for teams to score World Cup points. As the Medal Race results come in, stay up to date with the latest changes in the World Cup Standings at the ISAF Sailing World Cup website www.sailing.org/worldcup or via the links to the right.

Tracking

Anyone can follow the action using Race-Trax live racing technology. This provides live animated broadcasting of some of the races via the internet as part of the ongoing partnership between the RYA and Race-Trax. You can tune in via the Race-Trax website at www.race-trax.com. On Saturday there will be a link to the Race-Trax coverage from the event website at www.skandiasailforgoldregatta.co.uk.

Live Video

On Saturday - Medal Race day - there will be live coverage of the regatta produced by Sunset + Vine APP on the official event website at www.skandiasailforgoldregatta.co.uk.

The event website will also have vodcasts with action and interviews provided by Sunset + Vine APP. The first vodcast, with the action from today (Thursday), will be posted on the website on Friday morning.

Live Radio

Throughout the regatta you can listen to Sail for Gold Radio, the regatta's official radio station. Sail for Gold Radio is broadcasting 24 hours a day to the greater Weymouth area during the regatta on 87.7 FM, providing a mix of interviews, live race commentaries, regatta news and music. It is also being streamed around the world on the internet. For further information on how to listen in, go to the Skandia Sail for Gold website at www.skandiasailforgoldregatta.co.uk and click on the Sail for Gold Radio logo on the left hand side of the home page.

TV Coverage For UK-Based Fans

For sailing fans based in the UK, the BBC will provide coverage of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta on television, radio and the internet. On Saturday you can follow the action on interactive television under the BBC red button and also on the BBC Sport website at www.news.bbc.co.uk/sport between 12:00 and 14:00 BST.

BBC Radio Solent is also covering the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta on its Friday evening H2O Show, which covers all aspects of life on the water. The show goes out between 19:00 and 20:00 on Friday 18 September on 96.1 FM and 103.8 FM, as well as on DAB.

And Harry Crawford is presenting The Big Dorset Brunch Live programme on 103.8 FM BBC Radio Solent live from the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy between 08:00 and 11:00 on Saturday in the build-up to competition's climax.

ISAF Sailing World Cup

The ISAF Sailing World Cup 2008-2009 consists of the following events:

16-21 Dec 2008 - Sail Melbourne The Asia Pacific Regatta, Melbourne, Australia
25-31 Jan 2009 - US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, USA
4-10 April 2009 - Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE, Palma, Spain
18-24 April 2009 - Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France
27-31 May 2009 - Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, Netherlands
20-28 June 2009 - Kieler Woche, Kiel, Germany
14-19 Sept 2009 - Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth, Great Britain

Find out more about the ISAF Sailing World Cup, including the World Cup Standings, more on the seven events, the scoring system and the Notice of Series at www.sailing.org/isafsailingworldcup.

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