In 2009 the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta welcomed a record entry of over 600 sailors and the event is expected to go from strength to strength in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Whilst Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta is a relatively new event, many people will remember the hugely successful and popular Weymouth Olympic Week which ran from 1972 until 1988. Based from Weymouth Beach there was sailing for all the Olympic sailing events. The present Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, however, is being run on a totally different scale from WPNSA.
Skandia have become a renowned supporter of sailing events in Great Britain. As well as being title sponsor for the Sail for Gold Regatta since its inception in 2006, they also sponsored Cowes Week for 14 years.
UK Sport is the other major contributor to the Regatta with money coming from UK National Lottery funding.
Racing will take place on six different course areas both inside Portland Harbour and in Weymouth Bay. There will be racing for all the Olympic sailing events. Alongside will be racing for the Paralympic sailing events.
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The first ISAF Sailing World Cup launched at the end of 2008 bringing a new annual series of sailing to the international sports calendar. The second edition of the World Cup begins in Melbourne in December 2009. The World Cup is open to the sailing events chosen for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions.
Incorporating existing major events, the series will kicks off with Sail Melbourne, Australia in December, followed by the Rolex Miami OCR, USA; the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE, Palma, Spain; Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France; the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, the Netherlands; Kieler Woche, Germany; and Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth, Great Britain.
Media contacts for the ISAF Sailing World Cup series and the individual World Cup events can be found below.
You can find out more on the ISAF Sailing World Cup microsite at www.sailing.org/isafsailingworldcup.
For more details on sponsorship and advertising opportunities contact the ISAF Marketing and Media department at www.sailing.org/contactmarketing.