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1 race area will be inside Portland Harbour, 1 will be very close to the Nothe and the other 3 will be further east in Weymouth Bay.
 
So Nothe Gardens will be a pretty good viewing location - whether you want to pay for the privelege is up to you!
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We watched the Youth Nationals from the grassed area Bowleaze Coveway. This will be a great place to get a good view of the racing in any sort of on-shore breeze

Nothing much to see from the Nothe

One minute we are moaning to ISAF that sailing is good for the Olympics because it is a spectator sport and then as soon as someone tries to expand on this we are moaning again! Make your minds up!
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Originally posted by ellistine

I think the new rules they implemented at the last Sail For Gold where all sails carried the National Flag will help. Also at the last Olympic games they had National Flag Spinnakers which would also help.

If the GBR team display their national flag they are committing a criminal offence under the 1995 Merchant Shipping Act.


Unless they have white sails, when they may get away with it as a Jack.

This guy is a criminal on two counts



1) He is flying the Union Flag
2) it is upside down!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 11 at 8:58pm
Originally posted by Teamvmg

One minute we are moaning to ISAF that sailing is good for the Olympics because it is a spectator sport and then as soon as someone tries to expand on this we are moaning again! Make your minds up!
 
I think the issue here is that sailing has never been a pay to view sport at an Olympic Games, it has always been free from what I can find....
 
From "official" site....

During the Games

Sailing has historically been a non-ticketed event. We are currently reviewing our ticketing strategy with a view to bringing a spectator experience to suit various levels. This may include free 'Live Sites'; quiet cliff observation points; ticketed venues with TV, tracking and commentary; and ticketed and specific spectator boats.

The 2012 Games will be the first to charge spectators to view sailing events with Locog intending to introduce 4,600 temporary seats in Nothe Gardens, a Weymouth park at overlooks one of the racing areas at Newton's Cove.

Weymouth and Portland Council claim they only received official notification of Locog's intentions in December, more than two months after ticket prices for the Games were announced.

One councillor John Birtwistle hit out at the "deal stitched up by council officers with LOCOG", adding that many residents were "vehemently opposed" to the Nothe being a ticketed venue.

Councillor Howard Legg added: "Before we were even asked about the availability of the Nothe we were asked if wanted tickets!"

Weymouth and Portland Council chief executive David Clarke cited how it was the first time in Olympic history that sailing was considering a ticketed venue

 
Now I doubt anybody would object to paying for an on the water spectator boat, and I understand these will be available, it's the idea of paying to access on shore areas we can walk around anytime that irritates people.
On screen coverage is likely to be aimed at the "interested" non sailor who either doesn't want to go to London, or who failed to get tickets for other events and just wants to see something live of the games.
 
Anyway time will tell if they can sell the tickets, and I'm sure most of us will either pay for "on the water" or find free vantage points.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 11 at 10:25am
Here's some important info about buying Olympic tickets.
 
It's very much a "just when you thought things couldn't get worse" article. Especially worth paying attention to if you plan to go to events up in london with your family.
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That's ridiculous
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Post Options Post Options   Quote timeintheboat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 11 at 12:12pm
Agreed it's ridiculous.

Are tickets transferable in any way? If so expect Ebay to be in meltdown after June.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 11 at 1:08pm
not legally transferable via outside agencies (ebay etc)- as noted on there, there will be a resale system, but it won't be active until "2012" at the earliest.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Skiffybob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 11 at 2:21pm
I might take the barge down to watch for a couple of days.  I can't see how they can stop you sailing/motoring around the bay.
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Originally posted by Skiffybob

I might take the barge down to watch for a couple of days.  I can't see how they can stop you sailing/motoring around the bay.
 
wouldn't worry on that account - THEY WILL FIND A WAY
 
SECURITY these days allows authorities a lot of power , and they will be bricking it on that respect come the olympics .
 
Guess there'll be officially expensive ways of on water watching .and you thought sitting on the grass with a telescope would be expensive
 
 
 
up our way subs are surrounded by an exclusion zone , enter at your peril , I hear large shipping too soon


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