Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 takes place between 5-11 June at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the host venue for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competition.
This year's Skandia Sail for Gold is set to take on an even greater significance as the world's best sailors battle for supremacy on the 2012 waters.
All ten Olympic events and three Paralympic classes will compete across seven courses in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. This will be the sixth installment of Skandia Sail for Gold and the regatta is taking place earlier than previous years, due to the LOCOG-run Weymouth & Portland International Regatta at the venue in August.
Last year's Skandia Sail for Gold attracted a record number of entries, with 975 sailors from 57 nations, descending on Weymouth and Portland.
This year there will be a limited number of entries for the Laser class, with 150 places available in contrast to 180 in 2010. The Women's Match Racing will also be restricted to 24 entries and the Laser Radial to 120.
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 is also the penultimate event of the 2010-11 ISAF World Cup series, meaning sailors will be looking to consolidate their place in the Series standings before the final showdown takes place in Kiel, Germany, the week after Skandia Sail for Gold.