Rolex Middle Sea Race
21 Oct 14
After three complete days at sea only three boats competing in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race have passed the northwest tip of Sicily, roughly the halfway point of the race.
|Start Date||1 September 2012|
|End Date||6 September 2012|
|Venue||Weymouth and Portland|
|Entry Name||London 2012|
|Entry Address||One Churchill Place|
|Tel||+ 44 (0)20 3 2012 000|
The current status of equipment selected for use at the future Paralympic Sailing Competitions is as follows:
Single-Person Keelboat - 2.4mR through to the 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition.
Two-Person Keelboat - SKUD18 through to the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition. Evaluations on equipment for the 2016 and 2020 Paralympic Sailing Competitions are being carried out.
Three-Person Keelboat - Sonar through to the 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition.
The IFDS Equipment Evaluation Commission is being given the task to evaluate equipment for the Paralympic Sailing Competitions.
The IFDS Executive Committee has appointed the following members to the Equipment Evaluation Commission:
John Twomey (IRL) - Chairman
Vasilis Christoforou (GRE) - Sailor
Bernard Destrubé (FRA) - Medical Expert
Brian Todd (CAN) - Coaching Background
Reserve/Emergency - Heiko Kroger (GER) - Sailor
Bill Abbott - ISAF Representative
Members have been chosen based on skill, experience and contribution. The concept was to create a small group of experts rather than a large body of representatives each with their own special interests. From a communications standpoint, conference telephone calls, emails and occasional face-to-face meetings are expected. Funds are of course limited so communication via email is typically preferred. Any face-to-face meetings necessary are planned around existing events to minimize or eliminate any costs.
HRH The Princess Royal, IOC Member and President of the Royal Yachting Association, officially opened the £7.85 million purpose-built Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) on 9 June 2005.
Set up as a 'Sailing Centre of Excellence', the Academy is located within the former Royal Naval Air Station, HMS Osprey, Portland. This site covers approximately seven acres and launches directly into the sheltered water of Portland Harbour. Immediately outside the harbour excellent sailing can be found in Weymouth Bay. The enclosed harbour will provide one course area offering flat water, with four other course areas planned in the bay in relatively close proximity to the shore.
The Academy's state of the art facilities include new pontoons, launching ramps and extensive development of onshore facilities. The dedicated strength and conditioning gym is fully tailored to the specific needs of the sport, for able-bodied and disabled sailors alike. The National Sailing Academy will be further improved as the Olympic sailing venue and benefit from the improved facilities the Games will leave behind, providing a state-of-the-art facility for elite training, competition and local community use. The venue will also be available as a training centre prior to the Games.
Situated approximately two and a half hours away from London, Weymouth and the south west of England has excellent road and rail links to London and the rest of Great Britain.
Competitors will be accommodated on a cruise liner in the bay, with Race Officials at local hotels.
A spectator friendly venue, fans will be able to line the shores of Dorset and east Devon to enjoy the sailing events.
|2012 Paralympic Athlete Media Guide||2012 Paralympic Athlete Media Guide|
|2012 Paralympic Coach Boat Regulations||2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition Coach Boat Regulations|
|2012 Paralympic Competition Area Regulations||2012 Paralympic Competition Area Regulations|
|2012 Paralympic Equipment Inspection Regulations||2012 Paralympic Eqiupment Inspection Regulations|
|2012 Paralympic Information to Athletes from the International Race Officers||2012 Paralympic Information to Athletes from the International Race Officers|
|2012 Paralympic Request For Information (RFI)||Responses from LOCOG to RFI's.|
|2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition Notice Of Race||Link to the Notice of Race for the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition.|
|2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition Sailing Instructions||2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Sailing Instructions|
|Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)||Information about the Court of Arbitration for Sport case - 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition.|
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