The Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta to be held at the 2012 Olympic sailing venue, the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, is expected to attract over 500 competitors. The event, which is also the final round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series is a chance for competitors to experience the Olympic conditions and give the venue valuable experience at running large sailing events.
But sailing fans are also invited to watch the spectacle. Campbell James, Event Director says:
“We’ve also boosted the spectator experience for this year’s event with attractions for all the family. On finals day we will have big screen action for the spectators to watch at the Academy, and boats will also be fitted with Race-Trax tracking devices for the medal races and the screens will carry expert commentary to bring second by second action to the spectators and also live through the regatta website.
Skandia Sponsorship Manager Tim Sewell added:
“I’m really pleased that Skandia are part of this event and we’re looking forward to seeing competitors from many nations taking part and to supporting Skandia Team GBR in their ‘home game’.”
Public access to the regatta site on finals day will be via free of charge tickets, bringing an early taste of Olympic and Paralympic sport to the region.