With 177 days until the London 2012 Olympic Games, the International Sailing Federation has launched yesterday their Olympic website. The website will be the home of Olympic Sailing during London 2012 with all the information, stories, results and multimedia that teams and spectators will need. As Member National Authorities start to name their sailors for London 2012, the ISAF Olympic Games website will be the one stop shop to find out who has been selected to sail for their nation at Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain. Tim Sewell, ISAF Head of Marketing, said, “With some exciting feature pieces and sailor profiling lined up in the build up to the Olympic Games, the new website will provide all the latest and relevant content relating to the Olympic Sailing Competition.” Alongside the multimedia and qualification material all the relevant documents, equipment information, general information, historical data and more are available.
London 2012 Games Olympic Sailing Competition
The London 2012 Olympic Games Sailing Competition will take place at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy and Portland Marina, located in Dorset on the South Coast of England and will feature 380 athletes competing across 10 events. Racing is scheduled to take place from 29 July to 11 August. At the 2012 Games sailing will introduce women’s match racing for the first time. The racing format will be a single round-robin, quarter finals, semi-finals and then the finals. The nine fleet racing events will all sail an opening series before the top ten in each event contest a double-points Medal Race to decide the final positions. The Medal Races have a target time of approximately 30 minutes and will take place close to the shore at the Nothe to allow spectators ashore to get close up to the action. 2012 London Olympic Games Website – www.london2012.com