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ISAF Conference confirms Weymouth dropped from World Cup circuit

'Ben Ainslie from Great Britain winning the Gold Medal, beating Giles Scott, in the Finn class on the medal day of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, in Weymouth and Portland, the 2012 Olympic venue.'    onEdition ©    Click Here to view large photo

The Dorset Echo reports that Weymouth and Portland’s economy could suffer a £2million blow after being dropped from the Sailing World Cup Circuit. It could mean the end for Skandia’s Sail for Gold regatta, which has grown to be one of the biggest and best attended events of the World Cup circuit, attracting a record entry of 1,049 sailors in 2011. Here is an extract from their story coming out of the ISAF Conference

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is restructuring the Sailing World Cup series from 2013, reducing the number of events from seven to six. They are also adding new venues in Asia and Africa or the Middle East as well as those in the Americas and Oceania.

The new ‘more global’ circuit comes at the expense of three of the five existing European stages, currently held in Palma and Majorca in Spain, Hyeres in France, Medemblik in Holland, Weymouth and Portland and Kiel in Germany.

Following a bid process, ISAF has announced that the two European stages will be held in Palma and Hyeres in 2013 to 2014.

John Tweed, chief executive of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, said: 'Everybody put their shoulders to the wheel. We put in what we thought was a very strong bid and it’s disappointing we have not been successful. We’ve got Sail for Gold taking place next year, which will be a big event, and the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events.
Watching racing from the Nothe at Weymouth -     Click Here to view large photo


RYA racing manager John Derbyshire, speaking from the ISAF Conference in Puerto Rico, said: 'We’re hugely disappointed to have not been awarded the right to retain a British leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series, which was a major objective of the RYA’s in delivering a real and tangible 2012 legacy, but we congratulate the two European venues in Palma and Hyeres for their winning bids. '

Following ISAF’s decision to make the series ‘more global’, the European events were subjected to a bid process.

An ISAF-appointed evaluation panel advised the Executive Committee on the bids’ key factors including sailing conditions, venue infrastructure and facilities, organisation and financial resources. ISAF President Göran Petersson said: 'We received strong bids from the existing European events who have helped us grow the ISAF Sailing World Cup to what it is today. I am confident that both Hyeres and Palma will continue to develop, playing a key role in the future cup circuit.'

Four events in Asia, Africa or the Middle East, the Americas and Oceania, to complete the six-regatta circuit for 2013-14, will be announced in due course.

To read the complete story go to http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/localnews/9352683.Economy_blow_after_Weymouth_and_Portland_is_dropped_from_sailing_s_World_Cup_circuit/




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