752 Entries, 62 Nations, 1067 Athletes, 316 Coaches
Over 1,000 sailors from 62 nations will make their way to Weymouth for the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, from the 6-11 June 2011.The ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings were shaken up after the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, the Netherlands last week after some early leaders were dethroned. And with many of the worlds top sailors making the trip to Weymouth there will be further changes come the end of the week.
The 2011 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the sixth running of the regatta which is held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, is the sixth regatta of the 2010-11 edition of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.
In 2010 the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta welcomed a record entry of over 975 sailors and the event is expected to go from strength to strength in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Peter O’Leary and his then crew Frithjof Kleen (IRL) – enjoyed a magnificent triumph and took the gold medal in the Star Class at the 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. Peter will return to Weymouth in 2011 with new crew David Burrows to give it another go. They are in flying form and just fresh from the first Irish Olympic Trials regatta at Medemblik last week where they achieved a magnificent fourth overall finish in the elite Star Fleet. Once more at Weymouth all the top Star Sailors in the world will again compete and this world level of pure classic sailing is what makes the International Star Class so fascinating to follow.