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4 September 2009, 09:41 am
Entry Deadline Extended For Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta
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Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 2009
Weymouth & Portland, Great Britain

There's still time for crews to enter the climax to the 2009 ISAF Sailing World Cup series - the deadline for entries for the 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta has been extended to Tuesday 8 September.
The Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta takes place between 14-19 September at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) in Dorset, Great Britain. It is the seventh and final event of the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup series, where the 2009 World Cup winners will be decided.

Entries can be made through the regatta website at www.skandiasailforgoldregatta.co.uk.

Last year, the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta attracted a record 240 boats from 11 countries.

The 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta is part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series for the first time. With the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games approaching, the regatta, now in its fourth year, is expecting to attract around 500 crews this year, all keen to gain experience of the venue.

Racing starts on Monday 14 September, with the Medal Racing coupled with a live and interactive Spectator Day at WPNSA on Saturday 19 September. Spectators wishing to pre-book free of charge tickets to the Spectator Day can also do so via the regatta website.

Competitor registration will be on Saturday and Sunday 12-13 September.

The Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta is organised by the Royal Yachting Association, sponsored by Skandia and supported by UK Sport via their National Lottery-funded World Class Events Programme.

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.

Lindsey Bell
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