You can also view the draft Notice of Race, together with all the other key info relating to Beijing, on the ISAF Olympic microsite - www.sailing.org/olympics - and the website on the Sailing Committee of BOCOG - www.sailing2008.org/en/.
Schedule and Scoring
The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Sailing Competition will take place at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre in Qingdao, located in the Shandong province of China, approximately 800 kilometres southeast of Beijing. Racing is scheduled to take place from 9-21 August, with 22-23 August as reserve days. At the 2008 Games sailing will introduce a new format across all 11 events, with the top-ten boats at the end of the opening series competing in a double-points scoring 'Medal Race' to decide the final positions. The eleven Medal Races, on a shorter course, close in to shore, have a target time of approximately 30 minutes and are spread over five days, from 16-21 August.
Qingdao, as one of the co-host cities of the Beijing Games, will be holding its own Opening and Closing Ceremonies. These will take place the day after and the day before the Ceremonies in Beijing, on the 9 and 23 August.
Measurement And Boat Identification
The Notice of Race also contains details on boat identification and measurement and competitors' clothing and equipment. To accompany the Notice of Race in this these respects, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Sailing Competition Measurement Regulations and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Manufacturer Identification Guidelines have been published and are available to download from www.sailing.org/olympics under 'Key Documents'.
Click here to view the Measurement Regulations
Click here to view the Manufacturer Identification Guidelines
ISAF Olympic Games microsite - www.sailing.org/olympics