The full suite of classes that have been confirmed for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will be contested in Melbourne; 470 Men's, 470 Women's, 49er, 49FX, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial, Nacra 17, RS:X Men, RS:X Women, 2.4mR, SKUD18 and Sonar.
Registrations are starting to come through and amongst the early birds confirming their attendance is 2012 Olympic 470 Gold medallist Mathew Belcher. The 2013 regatta is also set to see the return to Olympic competition of many of Australia's 2012 London Olympic heroes after their America's Cup duties.
"We are very excited about this year's event as we have a strong focus on ensuring that we attract the best sailors in the world to Melbourne for the ISAF Sailing World Cup. We are looking forward to the London 2012 battles resuming, as well as seeing many exciting new faces start to challenge the established champions leading through to Rio. As always Melbourne hopes to provide first class racing as well as a full program of onshore activities and events", said Event Director and Olympic Gold Medallist Mark Turnbull.
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For more detailed information on any aspect of registration, including information on charter boats and competitor assistance packages please contact the Regatta Manager by telephone on +61 3 9597 0066 or email
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