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28 February 2006, 11:27 am
First Olympic Test Event Set For August
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Qingdao International Regatta 2006
Qingdao, China

The ISAF Grade 2 Qingdao 2006 International Regatta, the first of the two test events for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, is scheduled to be held from 18-31 August in Qingdao, China, the host city for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition.

Both the Notice of Race and Entry Forms for the 2006 Qingdao International Regatta are available on the event website - http://www.sailing2008.org/. The Notice of Race is also available on the ISAF Calendar or can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

Other information about the Regatta, such as charters, accommodation, transport, etc., can be found on http://www.sailing2008.org/.

The Qingdao International Regatta is being organized by the Chinese Yachting Association together with the Qingdao Municipal Government. Provisionally two boats per nation will be allowed to compete, with entry quotas for all eleven events as detailed in the Notice of Race.

New Format Used

The Qingdao International Regatta will feature all eleven of the Olympic events and follow the new Olympic Format, with a ten-race (15 for the 49ers) one-discard series followed by a double-weighted Medal Race for the top ten competitors in each fleet.

Registration and measurement will take place from 18-20 August, with the practice race and Opening Ceremony in the afternoon of 20 August.

Racing will take place from 21-31 August, with the prizegiving and Closing Ceremony in the evening of 31 August.

The regatta venue will be the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre, with the course locations as similar as possible to those for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, and will be decided on guidelines from ISAF.

For a complete list of all the news about the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games CLICK HERE.

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