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20 January 2010, 03:32 pm
ISAF Publishes Qualification System For Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships

Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships
Perth, Australia

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the qualification system for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the principal qualification event for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships take place in Perth, Western Australia from 3-18 December 2011. Competition will take place in the 10 sailing events selected for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. As well as hosting the battle for World Championship glory, Perth 2011 will be the principal qualification regatta for the sailing events of the London 2012 Olympic Games. These twin attractions are expected to bring approximately 1,300 sailors representing 70+ nations to Fremantle Harbour in December 2011, making the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships the largest single-event ever held for the Olympic sailing events.

Qualification is decided on a national basis. Every ISAF Member National Authority (MNA) is entitled to one priority place in each event.

Click here to read the full qualification system.

The Entry Quotas for each of the 10 events in Perth are as follows:

Event Equipment/Class Boat Quota Athlete Quota
Men's One Person Dinghy Laser 150 150
Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy Finn 80 80
Men's Two Person Dinghy 470 120 240
Men's Two Person Dinghy High Performance 49er 100 200
Men's Windsurfer RS:X 120 120
Men's Keelboat Star 80 160
Women's One Person Dinghy Laser Radial 120 120
Women's Two Person Dinghy 470 80 160
Women's Keelboat Match Racing Elliott 6m 32* 96*
Women's Windsurfer RS:X 80 80

*If more than 32 nations enter, the field may be expanded up to a maximum of 40.

Qualification for the Perth 2011 is divided into two main categories: fleet racing and match racing.

Fleet Racing

There is a maximum of six entries per nation per event.

For the nine fleet racing events, the main portion of qualification places will be granted based on nation's results at the 2010 qualification event listed below:

Event Qualification Event Dates Country
Star 2010 European Championships 5-13 June Italy
49er 2010 European Championships 1-10 July Poland
Laser Radial 2010 World Championships 6-14 July Great Britain
Men's 470 2010 World Championships 9-18 July 2010 Netherlands
Women's 470 2010 World Championships 9-18 July 2010 Netherlands
Men's RS:X 2010 World Championships 26 August-5 September Denmark
Women's RS:X 2010 World Championships 26 August-5 September Denmark
Laser 2010 World Championships 27 August-5 September Great Britain
Finn 2010 World Championships 27 August-4 September USA

Further to this, places will also be granted based on the ISAF World Sailing Rankings on 30 June 2011. In addition, up to 10% of the quota for each event is reserved for the Qualification Commission.

Match Racing

There is a maximum of two entries per nation.

Additional places will be granted based on the Women's ISAF World Match Race Rankings as of 30 June 2011.

Summary of the Qualification System:

1. All MNAs have one entry per event.

2. Additional entries for fleet racing events based on performance at 2010 World Championships (except European Championships for 49ers and Star).

3. Additional entries for fleet racing events based on 2011 ISAF World Rankings, 30 June 2011, and also on application to the ISAF Qualification Commission

4. Second match racing entry for top ranked MNAs (to expand fleet to 32) based on Women's Match Racing World Rankings, 30 June 2011.

5. Applications for entries under 1 and 2 above must be made and paid for by MNAs via the Championship on-line registration by 28 Feb 2011 or they will be forfeited.

6. Applications for entries under 3 and 4 above must be made by MNAs to ISAF Secretariat by 30 June 2011. On-line registration and payment must be completed by 31 July 2011, or they will be forfeited.

Click here to read the full qualification system.

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