7/8/2010 14:40 

Skandia Sail for Gold regatta is just days away, titles will be won and lost on the waters of Weymouth and Portland. Can Skandia Team GBR defend their title?

At present Great Britain top the country table overall, closely followed by France and Australia.  As ISAF Sailing World Cup series champions from 2009 the team are keen to go out and defend their title. Skandia Team GBR’s Team Manager Stephen Park commented,
“We have had a great year all round. The competition has been hard fought and the other nations are keeping us on our toes. At Skandia Sail for Gold regatta we are defending our World Cup title on home turf, the team has spent a lot of time in the venue and for many it is now their permanent base.  We certainly hope to have a little bit of luck out there but the team is going to face strong competition. For us it’s a chance to see how the team perform at the future 2012 venue, with two years to go until the next Games the sailors have everything to play for and we’ll be looking closely to see how we measure up against the other nations on the waters of Weymouth”.

Skandia Sail for Gold regatta will play host to the final event on the ISAF World Cup circuit.  After six events so far the points between many of the classes remain incredibly close, and titles will be won and lost on the waters of Weymouth.  In 2010 the ISAF Sailing World Cup series scoring system has undergone some changes which maks the standings so close going into the final event. The score for a boat will be the total of its regatta scores excluding two regattas according to the following criteria:

a. After three regattas, a boat’s worst regatta is excluded

b. After six regattas, a boat’s worst European regatta* and its remaining worst regatta are excluded.

(Nb: If a boat has two or more equal worst scores, the score(s) for the regatta(s) sailed earliest shall be excluded)

*The European events are:

Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE - Palma de Majorca, ESP
Semaine Olympique Francaise - Hyeres, FRA
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik, NED
Kieler Woche - Kiel, GER
Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta - Weymouth & Portland, GBR

Breaking Ties
If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat's event scores (ie. E1, E2, E3 etc) shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference, the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best (i.e. highest) score. No excluded scores shall be used.

If a tie remains between two or more skippers, they shall be ranked in order of their event score in the last event. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied skippers' scores in the next-to-last event and so on. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.




ISAF Sailing World Cup – Medal Table Top 10

Country         Gold         Silver         Bronze     Total

Great Britain     9              10                  6             25
France              9               6                   8             23
Australia           9               5                   5             19
USA                  5               7                   7             19
Netherlands      5               5                   3             13
Croatia              4               3                   4             11
Norway              4              1                   1              6
Spain                 3              8                   6             17
Italy                    3             1                    2              6
Canada              3             0                    1              4


Friday 6th August                    Event Office opens for registration 

Sunday 7th August                  Briefing for coaches and team leaders
Monday 9th August                 Racing day 1

Tuesday 10th August              Racing day 2             

Wednesday 11th August         Racing day 3

Thursday 12th August             Racing day 4
Friday 13th August                  Racing day 5 

Saturday 14th August              Medal Races (no warning signal after 1530)



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