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16 August 2005, 02:19 pm
Sailing In Harmony With Nature
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ISAF World Sailing Games 2006
Lake Neusiedl, Austria

The ISAF World Sailing Games 2006 at the spectacular Lake Neusiedl, Austria from 10-20 May, will run under the title 'sport in harmony with environment and nature,' with the support of the Association World Heritage Site Neusiedler See - Fertö.
Lake Neusiedl, well known for its remarkable biodiversity, became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2001. The region around Lake Neusiedl attracts not only ornithologists and bird watchers, but the lake also offers terrific facilities for all kinds of water sports, including, of course, sailing. Next year 1,500 sailors and their coaches from more than 70 nations are expected at the ISAF World Sailing Games.

The aim of the organizers to create 'the most ecological friendly major sporting event' is an idea which will be supported by the Association World Heritage Site Neusiedler See - Fertö, an organization set up to preserve the World Heritage Site and to raise it's profile.

After careful examination of the concept of the World Sailing Games, Richard GIEFING, manager of the Association, transferred the right to use the logo of the cross border World Heritage Site Neusiedler See - Fertö to the World Sailing Games.

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Site Neusiedler See - Fertö logo
Both, the Heritage Site as well as the World Sailing Games will present their common goal at an international symposium with the topic 'the World Sailing Games 2006 in harmony with the UNESCO World Heritage Side - major events in protected culture landscapes'. The conference with international experts is scheduled just before the beginning of the World Sailing Games.

In a unique landscape - between Austrian alps and Hungarian plains - it will be the first time that the ISAF World Sailing Games will take place in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Birgit Böhm (As Amended By ISAF)
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