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To the official site of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
Here is where you can relive and savour every wonderful moment from 2011 ISAF: the most illustrious international competition in sailing. At perth2011.com, all the most colourful images, greatest stories and noteworthy statistics from the 17-day event are in one convenient and accessible place.
The third edition of the ISAF Sailing World Championships was an experience that nobody in attendance is ever likely to forget, featuring captivating performances by skilled sailing athletes from all over the world. As a gateway to the 2012 Olympic Games, 2011 ISAF was one of the most significant and crucial competitions in many of these participants’ careers. With 1,500 sailors in attendance from as many as 80 different nations, 2011 ISAF ended up producing some of the most enthralling races that the country has witnessed for many a year, and remains to this day one of the biggest water sport competitions to have taken place anywhere in the world.
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships
Perth played host to 2011 ISAF, with passionate crowds arriving in droves to ignite a rapturous atmosphere in a city that never needs a second invitation to kickstart a celebration. The competition ultimately proved to be one of the more momentous sporting occasions in Perth’s history, earning the city a great deal of international exposure, while showcasing the area’s suitability for large-scale sporting events and water sports facilities.
A mesmerising opening ceremony was held on 2 December 2011, featuring speeches and oaths from dignitaries, officials and the athletes themselves. Participants also marched through the streets of Perth, with a sail parade travelling all the way down the Swan River from Perth to the city of Fremantle, based several miles south.
Ten separate sailing events took place at 2011 ISAF, including Laser Radial, Finn, Men’s 470, Women’s 470, Men’s RS:X, Women’s RS:X, Elliott 6m, Star, Laser and 49er.
Our beloved Australian heroes emerged from the other side of the competition as the most triumphant winning nation overall, grabbing three gold medals. The Netherlands also performed exceptionally, to bank two golds and a silver. An enormously impressive showing from Great Britain’s sailors saw them travel back to the United Kingdom with one gold, four silvers and one bronze for their valiant efforts.
Athletes from the United States, Spain, Israel, Brazil, Poland, New Zealand, Belgium, Germany, Croatia, France and Denmark also immortalised themselves in sailing history by picking up medals at various points throughout the competition.
Simply head over to the relevant site section to learn all about the event, including the teams who took part, the partners who supported 2011 ISAF, the history of sailing in Australia, and the city of Perth itself.
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