The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will host the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. Racing across the ten Olympic events will take place from Sunday 29 July through to Saturday 11 August 2012.
There are a total of 27 nation places for the 470 men event and 20 nation places for the 470 women event, so qualification to the Olympics has been an extremely tough challenge.
Click on the links below to view details of the teams competing with links to their ISAF Sailor Biographies and Olympic Biographies. Good luck to all - have the time of your life ...
NEWS AND RESULTS
The 420 website - www.470.org - will publish a wrap up of each day's racing. For updates throughout the day please refer to the London2012 website and the ISAF Olympic website, both of whom have onsite teams to bring you the latest news.
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ABOUT WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND SAILING ACADEMY
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will host the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
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.
Image credit: Dorset Media Service 2008
|Last updated: 12 Jun 2014|
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