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Dates and Locations for 2008 US Olympic Trials
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Beijing 2008

US SAILING has determined the dates and locations for the 2008 US Olympic Team Trials - Sailing in the 11 events selected for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition.
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The sailing events and equipment selected for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are:

  • Heavyweight Dinghy - Finn
  • Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
  • Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
  • Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
  • Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 Women
  • Skiff - 49er
  • Men's Windsurfer - RS:X
  • Women's Windsurfer - RS:X
  • Multihull - Tornado
  • Star - Men's Keelboat
  • Yngling - Women's Keelboat

The US Olympic Team Trials - sailing will be held 3-14 October 2007 in Southern California and Newport, Rhode Island, with the exception of the Yngling class, which has two separate non-Olympic Trials events.

Only sailors who are eligible to represent the USA at the Olympic Games are able to compete in the 2008 US Olympic Team Trials - Sailing. US SAILING has created a qualification system for the Laser, Laser Radial and Star events to determine the athletes eligible to compete in the Trials.

'The USOC is committed to working in partnership with US SAILING to provide a world-class Olympic Trials event that will be the next step towards our common goal of competitive excellence in Beijing,' said Steve ROUSH, the USOC's Chief of Sport Performance.

For the dates and location for 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing CLICK HERE.

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

Marlieke Eaton (As Amended By ISAF)
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