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From 4 - 9 June 2011, the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta returns to the waters of Weymouth and Portland, bringing together the world's top Olympic and Paralympic classes sailors.
2012 marks the seventh edition of Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. The inaugural event was held in 2006 when 264 boats from 22 nations competed in 13 classes.
The regatta is the penultimate event in the 2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup, the annual series of events for the Olympic and Paralympic classes. The Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta annually draws elite sailors, including many Olympic and Paralympic medalists and World Champions, from across the globe. This year, the regatta is set to take on even greater significance, as the world's best sailors battle it out for early supremacy on the 2012 Olympic waters.
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta is made up of the events and equipment chosen by ISAF for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competitions, which will be held in Weymouth and Portland, from 29 July - 11 August and 1 September - 6 September 2012, respectively.
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