This ISAF World Sailing Games, which follows on from the 1994 and 1998 ISAF World Sailing Championships, held in France and Dubai respectively, returns to France for 2002 in the historical port of Marseille from 29 June to 10 July 2002.
As the title of the event denotes, whilst being a high-level international competition, this is very much a festival of sailing.
The 1994 Championships saw 76 countries and just over 1000 competitors competing for the event medals and the IYRU Cup for the overall winning nation went to Italy, closely followed by Sweden, France, Great Britain and Germany.
In 1998, 67 countries and almost 1000 competitors raced on the beautiful waters of Dubai. H M King Constantine, ISAF President of Honour, presented a new trophy, The King's Cup, to the overall winning nation, which Italy successfully retained from 1994, with Great Britain 2nd, Netherlands 3rd, Ukraine 4th and Germany 5th.
Equipment will be supplied free of charge, with each ISAF Member National Authority entitled to two entries in each event, with additional entries allowed from the leaders of the ISAF Sailing Rankings Lists for the Olympic Classes (Laser; 470 male female; Mistral male female) issued at the end of April 2002, the 1998 Dubaï ISAF World Sailing Championship winners and the winners from the 2000 Olympic Regatta, as detailed in the preliminary Notice of Race.
Please note the entry deadline is 1 April 2002.
The events and equipment for 2002 are:
Single-handed Dinghy Male - Laser
Single-handed Dinghy Female - Laser Radial
Double-handed Dinghy Male - 470
Double-handed Dinghy Female - 470
Multihull Male or Mixed - Hobie Cat 16
Multihull Female - Hobie Cat 16
Keelboat Male - J80
Keelboat Female - J22
Sailboard Male - Bic Techno Formula
Sailboard Female - Bic Techno Formula
Visit the 2002 ISAF World Sailing Games event website for full information.