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3 December 2010, 10:04 am
Notice of Race for 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Test Event Published
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2012 London Olympic Games
Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain

The Notice of Race for the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the test event for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, is now available to download.
The Regatta will take place from 31 July to 13 August 2011 from the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and Portland Marina, Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom.

The Notice of Race states the key conditions for the 10 sailing events at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta. Included in the Notice of Race are details on the rules, regulations, entry and qualification guidelines, format, scoring, schedule, venue and courses.

Alongside the Notice of Race are the Equipment Inspection Regulations which contain details on boat identification and measurement. The EIR's will include details of the specifications for national flags on mainsails which are a requirement also indicated in the Notice of Race.

The men's windsurfer, men's skiff and women's match racing events all have entry quotas which are indicated in NoR 3.6. These restrictions are included in order to enable proper testing of the course areas which will be used for those classes during the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. All other events have a quota of one entry per Member National Authority (MNA) with the provision to invite a second representative should the 2012 quotas not be met.

The London 2012 Sailing Management Team ask that each MNA nominate one point of contact for liaison regarding the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011. Please click here to send full contact details for this point of contact to LOCOG will not be communicating with individual athletes but only with a nominated point of contact from each MNA.

Click here to view the Notice of Race. http://www.sailing.org/34804.php

London 2012 Games Olympic Sailing Competition
The London 2012 Olympic Games Sailing Competition will take place at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy and Portland Marina, located in Dorset on the South Coast of England and will feature 380 athletes competing across 10 events.
Racing is scheduled to take place from 29 July to 11 August.

At the 2012 Games sailing will introduce women's match racing for the first time. The racing format will be a single round-robin, quarter finals, semi-finals and then the finals. The nine fleet racing events will all sail an opening series before the top ten in each event contest a double-points Medal Race to decide the final positions. The Medal Races have a target time of approximately 30 minutes and will take place close to the shore at the Nothe to allow spectators ashore to get close up to the action.

ISAF Olympic Website - www.sailing.org/olympics

2012 London Olympic Games Website - www.london2012.com

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